Strawberry Rhubarb Sour | 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): 5.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
barrel & foeder aged sour w/strawberries & rhubarb

Added by Zaphog on 04-07-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
5
Ratings:
30
pDev:
3.9%
 
 
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4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBuckley73
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bandfresno
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very unique flavor, not what I was anticipating but enjoyable!

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
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3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.66/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
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4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +8%
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3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
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4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a slightly hazed golden orange with a three finger fuzzy white head. The head recedes quickly leaving some nice soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is lemon, strawberry, green apple, straw and oak.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Lemon, strawberry, rhubarb, straw and oak with a decent amount of lactic tartness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - Another solid sour from Brewery Vivant. The strawberry adds some nice sweetness that balances off the lactic tartness.

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4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev 0%
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4.06/5  rDev -1%
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4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
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Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 4/2017. Pours slightly hazy medium golden/yellow/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, strawberry, rhubarb, pear, green apple, white wine, oak, hay, straw, herbal, grass, wheat, and cracker; with light vanilla, pepper, musty/leathery funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fruit, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, strawberry, rhubarb, pear, green apple, white wine, oak, hay, straw, herbal, grass, wheat, and cracker; with light vanilla, pepper, musty/leathery funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness and yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, strawberry, rhubarb, pear, green apple, white wine, oak, hay, straw, herbal, grass, wheat, and cracker; with light vanilla, pepper, musty/leathery funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fruit, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a fantastic malt/tartness balance, and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from carbonation and acidity/tartness, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately acidic/grainy, and lightly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is an awesome fruited sour ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fruit, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink; with the mellow acidity/tartness. Awesome balance between fruit, Brett, and Lacto flavors; with great oak presence and nice malt backbone. A highly enjoyable offering.

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a bottle of Brewery Vivant's Strawberry Rhubarb Sour for $9.99 at The Lager Mill. I've been look forward to this one and I'm very 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 goes great with the name and it's a little eye catching. It poured a nice orange color that took on more of a golden slightly orange color when held to the light with two fingers worth of fluffy and creamy white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some spotty lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with a funky yeast aroma being the first to show up and it imparts a nice barnyard, wet straw and light horse blanket like aroma that go right into the fruits with the strawberry showing up first and it impart a nice natural strawberry like aroma that goes into some rhubarb which is a little lighter and imparts that sour rhubarb like aroma. Up next comes some sweetness that's followed by the malts which are a little on the lighter side which impart some bready, pale malt and grainy aromas. This beer has good aroma and it lives up to it's name.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it staerts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the yeast still being the first to show up and it's a little lighter this time and not as noticeable and it goes into the fruits with the strawberries still sticking out the most impart those same natural strawberry aspects with the rhubarb being noticeable, but it doesn't stick out as much as the strawberries. Up next comes a higher amount of medium sourness that's followed by the malts which show up more than they did in the aroma and they impart all the same aspects with a little more of a grainy and bready aspect this time. On the finish there's a little lingering sourness with sweetness and it had fruity and malty aftertaste. This is a very nice tasting beer, the strawberry and rhubarb are showcased very well.

M- Smooth, a little cirsp, pretty refreshing, slightly mouth puckering, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is good and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a very nice beer and I thought it was a good example of the style, it had pretty much all the key aspects that I look for in the style and all the key flavors were highlighted to make it live up to it's name. This beer had nice drinkability, a glass or two is the perfect amount for me and it's a nice warm weather beer. What I like the most about this beer is the taste, it's a great tasting beer that lives up to it's name. What I like the least about this beer is that the funky yeast didn't show up just a little more in the taste. I would buy this beer again and I would recommend it to anyone lookinf for good strawberry rhubarb sour. All in all I liked this beer and I was a little impress with how well it lived up to it's name, it really delivered on the fruity flavors just as advertised. It's not a favorite VIvant beer, but it's one of the better sours I've had from them and it's a good example of the style. Good job guys, this is tasty and unique sour, keep up the hard work.

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Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 30 ratings