Tropical Saison | Brewery Vivant

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant
Michigan, United States
breweryvivant.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by superspak on 07-17-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
71
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
13.08%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Kevinpitts
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jduprey007
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gopens44
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slight haze to this boldly golden bodied beer, with the kind of head that impresses with it's fluffy whiteness for mere seconds before a disappearance act. Nose carries more biscuit than anything else until something similar to an AAL? Finally, a little pear in the finish. Taste ropes in a bit with a strong, fruity presence, but like a sophisticated fruitiness. Certainly mango, but it's a less sweet, more rich kind of mango, as if eating the actual fruit and not a contrived candy version. Lots of depth to this as well, like seriously sinking your teeth into a big, fleshy hunk of not 100% ripe just yet mango. Not getting much pineapple though. After taste is nearly non-existent, save for a little rind taste on the tongue. It's a good beer, but I kind of think that it requires more contemplation than what I was expecting.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ESchweers
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackop555
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours light hazy, light gold. Foamy, short, white head that is short lived with light lace.

Smells tropical, mango, light pineapple, light yeast funk and doughy.

Tastes bready malt, light sweet fruit, hints of pineapple, light tropical. Followed by light yeast Funk, hints of floral and spice. Finish is dry with a citrus peel and yeast hint linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Resuin
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buschbeer
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1 Pint can
Served in a Michigan Wolverines oversized stemless wine glass

This beer pours about like pineapple juice. There is a lot of sediment floating in my glass. It is topped with an inch of off white head that doesn't stick around long and leaves virtually no lacing.

The aroma is spicy Belgian yeast along with pineapple and mango.

The taste is pretty much the same as the smell. It has spicy Belgian yeast flavors complimented by the mango and pineapple juice.

Medium mouthfeel

This is a pretty refreshing beverage. I really like the addition of the pineapple and mango juice to a solid saison base. It is quite refreshing.

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Photo of Gtg642
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drbenderdo
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barnoloid
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DruC4
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bartleby91
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My first beer from brewery vivant and hopefully not my last.
The appearance is probably my favorite part of the beer. Nice hazy golden orange color with a quickly dissipating white head that left some lacing.
The aroma is nice with zesty yeast spiciness up front along with mango. Not much pineapple.
The taste is pretty similar with zesty spice and mango. Maybe some pineapple as well.
The mouthfeel is medium-light with a nice lingering palate as well. A bit of bitterness coming through as well.
Overall a decent saison but could be a little more fruit foreward.

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Photo of midlifec
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jackalope1977
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lewdwig
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured golden with a one-finger head which quickly dissipated. Slight funk smell then cinnamon and pineapple. Taste tropical, slightly (pleasantly) sweet. I don't really notice the hops. Light, refreshing.

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Photo of Zuidman
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Botulizard
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gemini6
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DanGeo
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Tropical Saison from Brewery Vivant
3.67 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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