Stone Fruit Sour | Brewery Vivant

Stone Fruit SourStone Fruit Sour
BA SCORE
87.5%
Liked This Beer
4.05 w/ 24 ratings
Stone Fruit SourStone Fruit Sour
BEER INFO

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

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Masonz223 on 10-21-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,499
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
24
Liked:
21
Avg:
4.05/5
pDev:
5.68%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of ZEB89
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of haoquanlin
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The nose was pit fruit, moderate yeastiness that was more earthy & musty than funky, and some oaky tannins. Taste was a mix of nice tart apricot, peach, some lactic notes into a slight bit of oak, slight vanilla, finishing tart.

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Photo of Kuges
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zhenghao
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It has golden/orange color. The smell of this beer is complex fruity smell, especially cherry smell. You can smell the sourness mix with the fruity smell. It tastes fine, not as sour as I imagined, very drinkable.

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Photo of jbmarie
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer appeared a very golden yellow color, with a slight orange ting and quite a bit of foam. It smells reminiscent of white wine with tangy citrus notes. There is an acidic vinegar taste like that of the sourness of a lemon or green apple.
With slight carbonation, it razzles light spiked apple cider vinegar.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutHunter
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Brewery Vivant's Stone Fruit Sour for $9.99 at The lager Mill. This one caught my eye while i was looking for a new beer to try and it sounds pretty good to me, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a brown 500ml bottle into a teku.

A- The label looks nice, it's got a nice design to it and it's just a little eye catching. It poured a slightly pink and red orange color that takes on more of an orange color when held to the light with half a fingers worth of off white and fizzy head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it didn't leave much lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, but I wish it had a little better head retention and lacing.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the fruit still being the first to show up and it imparts a big stone fruit like aroma with peaches seeming to stick out the most with some apricots showing up to and it leads into a slight bit of funky yeast with just a little bit of a funky barnyard aroma and that goes into a slightly higher amount of medium sourness and that's followed by the malts which impart a doughy, bready, grainy and sweet malt like aromas. This beer has a good aroma, the fruit shows up nicely along with the sourness and the malts.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the fruits still being the first to show up and they impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma with the stone fruits being the flavor that shows up the most and it's the peaches and apricots that stick out the most and it's followed by a higher amount of medium sourness with yeast being the next to show up and it's a little lighter than it was in the aroma and it's not too noticeable. Up next comes the malts which show up just as much as they did in the aroma and they impart all the same aspects with no single one sticking out the most. On the finish there's a little bit of lingering sourness with a fruity and malty aftertaste. This is a good tasting beer, the fruity flavors and sourness is good, but I wish the funky yeast showed up a little more to bring better balance to this beer.

M- Fairly smooth, slightly mouth puckering, pretty crisp, slightly mouth puckering with a medium amount of carbonation and on the slightly lighter end of being medium bodied. The beer has a good mouthfeel that works well with it.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and good example of the style, it delivered on those nice Stone fruit flavors, but I still thought it was just a little rough around the edges. This beer had nice drinkability, one glass would be the perfect amount for me, anymore than that and the sourness might start to wear on me. What I like the most about this beer is the stone fruit flavors, they were very nice and they worked well with this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was that funky yeast didn't show up more, I think that would give this beer better balance. I would buy this beer again and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice sour with some stone fruit flavors. All in all I was happy with this beer, it was pretty much just how I was expecting it to be, but with just a little more work I think it could be a very nice beer. It's not my favorite Vivant beer and it's good example of the style. Good job guys, this is a pretty tasty beer.

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Photo of MaximalC
3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy, amber color with a modest cap of wispy, ephemeral, white foam. Aroma is tangy and slightly lactic, with notes of apricots and cherries.

The sourness is in full throat up front, bringing plenty of bite amidst the vigorous carbonation. A bready, husky crescendo sneaks up on the back end after the sourness has subsided. A pleasing barnyard funk ties together the flavors of the sour fruits, which present more as a blended whole than their discrete components. Medium body and lively carbonation make for a dry mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a nifty sour that doesn't let the fruit overpower the beer. The oak presence is mild to say the least, but that doesn't detract from its merits.

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Photo of Beerhemoth
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tracker83
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a rich golden hue. a finger or a just less of a white head with low to moderate retention and leaving behind a nice lacing. Just shy of completely clear but still has a strong brightness to it. lively and effervescent.

Smell: nice brett aroma, not overly aggressive but some nice light funkiness and mustiness along with some pineapple. super delicate fruit with some apricot and cherry first and foremost. very complex fruitiness that is difficult to pick each one out.

Taste: opens up with some light cherry, including a touch of cinnamon and oak. apricots come in with just a little bit of brett funkiness, coming off slightly musty. a little bit of brett like pineapple really opens up some more complex fruitiness with some plums and possibly some berries. some lemon to green apple skin sour comes in near the end.

Mouthfeel: light and drinkable. low sourness keeps it very manageable.

Overall: super nice complex sour here. While I have nothing against super fruity sours, I think they achieved a super nice balance of fruit here; you really pick up a new one with every sip. I think the yeast could use a little more kick to them but still this is a really great beer

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Photo of Zuidman
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BLZR
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HardyA
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours slightly hazy deep golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tart/sour lemon, cherry, peach, apricot, plum, green apple, white wine, hay, straw, oak, funk, wheat, cracker, light vinegar/leather/vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fruit, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big big tart/sour lemon, cherry, peach, apricot, plum, green apple, white wine, hay, straw, oak, funk, wheat, cracker, light vinegar/leather/vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate fruit/lactic sourness and light-moderate yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour lemon, cherry, peach, apricot, plum, green apple, white wine, hay, straw, oak, funk, wheat, cracker, light vinegar/vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fruit, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/sourness balance, and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from sourness/acidity, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately acidic/creamy/grainy, and lightly tannic/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.7%. Overall this is a great fruited sour ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fruit, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modest acidity. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaphog
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy amber with a two finger fizzy head. The head dissapates quickly leaving some light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is peach, lemon and oak.

T - The flavor peach, apricot, cherries and oak.

M - Medium bodied with medium/high carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - Another solid offering from Brewery Vivant. I wish the frutis popped more in the flavor but still a nice bear nonetheless.

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Photo of Masonz223
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: golden orange white one finger of head.

Smell: oak tart stone fruit peaches cherries funky lemon vinaigre.

Taste: upfront you get oak lemon juice and a tad bit of vinegar middle of the mouth some funkiness tart cherries peaches apricot. it finishes with more tartness but it fades away quickly to nothing.

Feel: light bodied medium carbonation pretty dry not much in the aftertaste

Overall: I was excpecting a lot more from this beer it smells nice but the taste is pretty weak it has a good amount of tartness but I'm not getting a big amount of the fruit that they claim
Is in the beer. Overall it's a good beer but don't excpect anything amazing.

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Stone Fruit Sour from Brewery Vivant
Beer rating: 87.5% out of 100 with 24 ratings
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