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Brewery Vivant

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Brewery Vivant
Michigan, United States
Belgian IPA
3.82 | pDev: 7.59%
Feb 04, 2021
Sep 28, 2017
Very Good
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Notes: Farmhouse IPA - f/native Michigan hops: MI Copper, MI Mackinac, & MI Heritage
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Rated: 2.95 by BlueTomorrow from Michigan

Feb 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Received 9/8/20 in a Ninja box from @foundersasap. Reviewed 9/12/20. Thanks Jeff!
Date on bottom lip of can “PACKAGED ON 07/28/20”. Stored at home at 42 degrees and served at 45 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Pale gold (SRM 4), slight haze.
Body – Deep Gold (SRM 6), murky. When held to direct light, hazy and translucent. Unfiltered.
Head – Large (Maximum six cm, aggressive center pour), off-white, high density with a few rocks, average duration, diminishing to an five to eight mm crown with prominences up to 20 mm, and a thick partial cap of varying thickness.
Lacing – Good.
Aroma – 4 – Floral hops followed by a bit of caramelly malt. No yeast.
Flavor – 4 – Taste doesn’t follow nose. Slightly bitter with overtones of pineapple (lacking the acidity) and some generic fruitiness. No alcohol (7% ABV, as marked on the label) taste or aroma. Ends with a bit of dankness. No diacetyl or dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, heading down the road to syrupy, lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: Rounding up to 4. Palate is a bit too syrupy for an IPA or anything with the tag “farmhouse” IMHO, but otherwise another tasty and interesting brew from Brewery Vivant.
Sep 12, 2020
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Copper colored with excellent clarity. There’s an inch of tightly packed beige on top. The aroma is faint tropical fruit including lime, lemon, melon, and cantaloupe. I’m tasting lime, lemon, cantaloupe, and melon. The mouth is dry and moderately carbonated.
Aug 29, 2020
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Reviewed by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Single can from brewpub in Grand Rapids.
Pours a very slightly hazy pale amber/orange with a huge puffy off white head.
Aroma is fruity with notes of Belgian yeast and funky hops - orange, peach, pineapple, caramel malt.
Tastes of caramel malt, orange, pineapple, stone fruit - some funky sweetness and just hints of herbal hoppy bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation fades through the pour - mainly a bit of grainy sweetness at the finish.

May 9, 2023 Repeat can from brewpub in Grand Rapids - beautiful pour with huge head and nice lacing. Grainy and sweet and a bit fruity funky - minimal bitterness - such a wonderfully deliciously distinct IPA.
Jan 05, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 03, 2019
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From the 16. fl. oz. can without a stamped date. Sampled on September 25, 2019.

The appearance is medium amber with a hint of brass and a slight chill haze. The off-white head is full but fades to a ring. Never dissipates totally.

Many aroma sensations including grapefruit, pineapple, cantaloupe, and a Belgian caramel malt note. Maybe some herbal characters too.

The body is medium and penetrating.

There is an immediately sweetness in the taste but then the zesty grapefruit and pineapple hop notes roll in and bring this to a moderately bitter and slightly tart finale. Better as it warms.
Sep 25, 2019
Rated: 2.33 by cindiwindi1025 from Michigan

Jun 28, 2019
Rated: 3.63 by miwestcoaster from Michigan

Jun 20, 2019
Rated: 3.87 by Ssitron from Michigan

Jun 06, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by Tjb14 from Michigan

Apr 28, 2019
Rated: 4 by drstalker from Illinois

Apr 13, 2019
Rated: 3.99 by midlifec from Michigan

Apr 01, 2019
Rated: 4.05 by DrNonic from Michigan

Mar 07, 2019
Rated: 3.81 by Troms321 from Michigan

Feb 25, 2019
Rated: 3.87 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Nov 25, 2018
Rated: 3.8 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Oct 28, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by beardedbeered from Michigan

Oct 12, 2018
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Clear light copper, voluminous off-white head, great retention and sticky lace
Smells like plums, pineapple, and grapefruit
Flavor follows aroma, a bit heavier on the plum, plus a hint of caramel.
A bit stickier than I like in an IPA, but not so different from what was standard 15 years ago
Don't really get any sort of Belgian esters or phenols, so not sure how this is a "farmhouse" IPA, but a nice blend of the malt character of old and flavors/aromas of newer hops
Oct 11, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

Oct 07, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by mmilyko from Nevada

Sep 26, 2018
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Reviewed by robotnewyork from Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had at HopCat Detroit. It was a good IPA, better than most with Brewery Vivant's nice flavor. I'd probably still prefer one of BV's sour/farmhouse beers but when in the mood for an IPA I'd have this one again.
Sep 11, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by Muss42 from Michigan

Sep 09, 2018
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Review #200

Very interesting combination of hoppy ale goodness and a yeasty Belgian beer. Nice golden color with some fluffy hops and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of fruity and floral hops with a little hint of yeast. Tastes similarly, along with caramel, malt and some bread. Smooth mild mouthfeel and good amount of carbonation. Will keep trying beers from this renowned local brewery.
Aug 23, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by JDoHo from Michigan

Aug 19, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Aug 13, 2018
Rated: 4.17 by BigRipCity from Alaska

Jul 25, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by stadmo1 from Michigan

Jun 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from can to tulip glass. Copper color with a finger and a half of foam. Nice floral/fruity aromas with a flavor to match. Belgian yeast provides some sweet, mellow flavors to complement the earthy and fruity hops. Not much bitterness here, and no alcohol warming.
Jun 23, 2018
Rated: 3.53 by shivtim from Georgia

Jun 17, 2018
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Light copper color and nearly clear.

A bit like beef stew to the nose.

There's a sweet taste to start. Good yeast and bitter hop finish. Fuller bodied and well carbonated. Long aftertaste.
Apr 21, 2018
Rated: 3.96 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

Apr 09, 2018
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Reviewed by ArapahoG from Michigan

4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a nice mellow IPA. Don't let the name fool you. It is not bitter. A lot of nice hop aroma but real smooth. Malt back bone, sweet but not overly so. Nice hop finish. Very drinkable with a 7% kick. I'll have another...
Apr 08, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by km02600 from Michigan

Apr 02, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts

Mar 30, 2018
Rated: 3.64 by buzzarooski from Massachusetts

Mar 27, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by DavidRandall from Michigan

Mar 25, 2018
Rated: 4 by Tracker83 from Michigan

Mar 08, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by Z-man from Michigan

Feb 25, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by jduprey007 from Michigan

Feb 18, 2018
Rated: 3.73 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Feb 10, 2018
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