Tropical Saison
Brewery Vivant

Tropical SaisonTropical Saison
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Brewery Vivant
Michigan, United States
Ranked #652
Ranked #23,807
3.66 | pDev: 12.84%
Oct 20, 2023
Jul 17, 2015
pineapple & mango saison
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
just my second beer from these guys, i had way higher hopes for this. a simple saison here, arguably too simple, and done up with mango and pineapple, but this doesnt drink like saison to me, and it sure doesnt present like there is real fruit in it, kind of cheap and candied and synthetic even to me, not totally gross, but it could and should be a lot better than it is, and this is in the clean saison family that almost always tastes the same to me. golden in color with just a little haze, short white head but great carbonation throughout. the nose is polluted with the candy-like fruitiness, forced and to me hardly real, it could be a juice of some kind but its not fermented down enough to be all that well incorporated into the beer, its like the fruit part is one thing, the beer part another, there is no cohesion. its sweet and the pineapple is in front of the mango. i get the estery clean french type yeast profile too, which makes the base beer seem samey, wheat and pils malt likely all at its core. the flavor is similar to the nose, a little less intense on the fruit but still sweet to me, cocktail vibes rather than beer ones, as the grain is so light in this it seems unbalanced. these yeast esters are running away with this too, and there is a light molten plastic aspect. this just doesnt do it for me, and while im sure this appeals to some as a high summer fruit bomb, it leaves a lot to be desired in the saison space. light enough to be a pounder, but the flavors are not tidy or genuine, and i was disappointed with this, especially as a morning beer, seems so right in that space on paper...
Oct 20, 2023
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Gold in color with a light haziness. There’s a a quarter inch of off white on top. The aroma is of mango and faint pineapple. I’m tasting mango and pineapple in a bad candle sort of flavor. The mouth is moderately carbonated and over fruited.
Sep 19, 2020
Rated: 3.72 by stella77artois from New York

Jan 03, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by Zzavela from Ohio

Aug 21, 2019
Rated: 2.85 by MacStinson from Michigan

Aug 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance - Pours slightly hazy golden color with a nice white head excellent retention. Tons of lacing.

Aroma - Yep getting that spicy Belgian yeast right up from, I can almost say i smell the mango but no pineapple. I can tell there is some fruit there from a hint of sweetness that cuts the spice.

Taste - The taste is much different, more sweet tropical fruit I get the mango for sure on the finish. The spiciness is covered up mostly by the pineapple and mango. Lots of pineapple in the taste.

Feel - Medium bodied nice carbonation pretty clean finish.

Overall - Impressed with the taste, the nose is almost a standard Belgian ale but the taste is much more tropical. Without knowing I would not say this was a Saison from the taste.
Jul 20, 2019
Rated: 4.6 by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

Jul 09, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by DayVee77 from Michigan

Jun 15, 2019
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy light amber color with a minimal white head that disappears quickly. Aroma of fruit. Taste is sweet, banana comes through. Good mouth feel.
May 11, 2019
Rated: 4 by sgttibbs from Minnesota

Sep 26, 2018
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Reviewed by robotnewyork from Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Little foam, light golden color. Fruity mango nose. Taste is light, crisp and citrusy with forward mango and pineapple. Good aftertaste.

Little bitter for Sarah. One of her lesser favorites from Brewery Vivant.
Aug 10, 2018
Rated: 3.47 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Jul 16, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by BigRipCity from Alaska

Jun 11, 2018
Rated: 3.48 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Jun 03, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by WadeBridgman from Illinois

May 21, 2018
Rated: 4 by Cotton_27 from Michigan

Oct 12, 2017
Rated: 3.65 by Kevinpitts from Illinois

Aug 19, 2017
Rated: 3.63 by jduprey007 from Michigan

Aug 13, 2017
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Reviewed by gopens44 from Virginia

3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
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.
Aug 06, 2017
Rated: 3.53 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

Aug 02, 2017
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