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Space Queen In Peril | Brewery Vivant

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ypsifly on 01-27-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,978
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
15
pDev:
5.91%
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of sweemzander
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZEB89
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours murky cloudy amber color with decent white head not much lacing.

Aroma - Lots of apricot, wild yeast and funk. Light sweetness and wet hay.

Taste - A very sessionable farmhouse ale, good amount of funk, yeast and some signs of the lemon and tart fruit.

Feel - medium bodied well carbonated pretty dry finish.

Overall - A well done farmhouse ale, not sure I pick up the hops or dry hopping but still great flavors.

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Photo of Lukass
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.57/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

$ 11.12 (Including tax)/500 mL bottle ($ 0.658/oz) at Riverside Liquors, Grand Rapids, MI.
Undated bottle (2016 vintage) at 42 degrees. Served at 54 -57 degrees in a hand washed and dried Brewery Vivant snifter.
Aroma – spicy with a note of sourness, weak.
Head – large (Maximum 5.2 cm, aggressive pour), off white, medium density froth, average retention diminishing to an irregular five to eleven mm frothy ring and a nearly complete frothy surface layer with some drag marks.
Lacing – a few small islands of tiny to medium bubbles.
Body – copper and cloudily opaque.
Flavor – initially spicy quickly fading into a bland tartness. No hint of malt, hops, alcohol, diacetyl, or Brettanomyces funk.
Palate – medium, watery, lively carbonation.

The unassuming character of this beer would make it a good gateway for someone wanting to get into wild ales. On the other hand, it’s more expensive/oz than KBS and only half as good. If this were in a four pack and priced like other canned main line BV beers, I’d pick up a couple for session drinking or post lawn mowing.

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.5.

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Photo of emerge077
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Damn phone ate my review, argh.
Hazed copper orange color, ample foam with sticky lace. Noticeable oaky vanilla and fruity citric acidity, some Brett funk. Taste has a big oaky vanilla note with some lemony citrus and cheese rind Brett. Mellow feel with lower carbonation. Overall it was surprisingly good. I'd just about written off Vivant in the past, but this was pretty solid.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Brewery Vivant's Space Queen In Peril for $9.99 at The Lager Mill. I've been wanting to try this one since I first heard about it and I'm interested to see how it turns out, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a brown 500ml bottle into a teku.

A- The label looks good, it's got a nice design that goes well with the name and it's pretty eye catching. It poured an amber orange color which took on more of an orange color when held to the light with almost two fingers worth of off white head that died to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice rings of patchy lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S_ The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the sour and funky yeast being the first to show up and it imparts a typical funky yeast aroma that is just a little on the lighter side with some wet straw and light horse blanket like aroma. Up next comes the hops which impart a typical Amarillo hop aroma with some slight fruity, earthy, spicy, and light piney aromas coming through and it's followed by a little more fruitiness with some lemon and a little bit stone fruit like aromas. Towards the end comes the malts which are on the lighter side and impart some sweet malt, pale malt, light bready and light biscuit like aroma with a little bit of woody aroma right at the end.. This beer has a pretty nice aroma, the hops work well with the sour ale base.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with that sour and funky yeast being the first to show up and it imparts all the same aspects and it has a slightly higher amount of medium sourness and that goes into the hops which are lighter than they were in the aroma and impart the same aspects with no single hoppy aspect sticking out the most. Up next comes the fruits with the stone fruits being a little lighter and more lemon coming through and it's followed by the barrel which impart a pretty woody and oaky flavor with the malts coming through right at the end, they show up more this time with more bready and grainy malt flavors coming through. On the finish there's a slight bit lingering sournerss with a light bit of bitterness, with a sour, malty, and oaky aftertaste. This is a pretty nice tasting beer, but it would be even better if the hops showed up more to provide better balance to this beer.

M- Fairly smooth, not too mouth puckering, slightly prickly, medium bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and I thought it was a solid example of the style, for the most part it lived up to it's description, but I still think it would be better if the hops were a little bolder. This beer had nicer drinkability I could drink a glass or two, but I think that would be my limit. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance and that it wasn't overly sour. What I liked the least about this beer is that the hops weren't bolder to give this beer better balance. I might buy this beer again and I wouldn't turn one down. I would recommend yo anyone looking for a fairly typical sour farmhouse ale from vivant with a little bit of hops to it. All in all I liked this beer, but i didn't love it and if the hops showd up more I think it could be very nice. It's not a favorite Vivant beer and it's solid example of the style. Nice job guys, this is a nice Sour Ale, keep it up.

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Photo of MIbeer27
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy dark amber with a two finger foamy white head. The head receds quickly leaving tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma of lemon, lime, leather and oak.

T - The taste is lemon, lime, apricot, grapefruit, white pepper and oak with a piney hop finish.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - Solid dry hopped sour. The flavors are nicely balanced between IPA and wild ale. Definetly worth checking out if your a fan of sour IPAs.

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Photo of Zaphog
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beergorrilla
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 1/2017. Pours light hazy medium orange/amber/light copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, apricot, guava, papaya, strawberry, citrus peel, oak, pepper, pine, hay, straw, grass, caramel, and toasted bread; with light vanilla, leathery funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, citrus/pine hops, oak barrel, and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, apricot, guava, papaya, strawberry, citrus peel, oak, pepper, pine, hay, straw, grass, caramel, and toasted bread; with light vanilla, leathery funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate fruity/lactic tartness, pine/citrus peel bitterness, and yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, apricot, guava, papaya, berries, citrus peel, oak, pepper, pine, hay, straw, caramel, toasted bread, vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, citrus/pine hops, oak barrel, and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/bitter/spiciness balance; zero puckering or astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from tart/bitter/spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy, acidic/tannic/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.8%. Overall this is an outstanding sour IPA! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, citrus/pine hops, oak barrel, and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the balanced bitter/tart/tannic flavors. Pretty much perfectly balanced between IPA and Sour/wild flavors; with nice oak presence and balancing malt character. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of pineapple_playa
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a reddish orange with some minimal bubbles. Smell is huge bubblegum funk, with hints of tart berries and citrus. Taste is bubblegummy, stone fruits, strawberries, all anchored down by some tart sour bugs. Texture is smooth with a bit of vinegary sour abrasiveness. Great sour from Vivant.

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Space Queen In Peril from Brewery Vivant
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 15 ratings
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