Champion Brut
Brewery Vivant

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From:
Brewery Vivant
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
Brut IPA
ABV:
7%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 5.29%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
12
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 09, 2019
Added:
Sep 01, 2018
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  0
SCORE
88
Very Good
Champion BrutChampion Brut
Notes: A dry IPA featuring Amarillo and Citra hops
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Rated: 3.92 by jduprey007 from Michigan

Mar 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.92 by Ssitron from Michigan

Dec 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.58 by Celtics76 from Rhode Island

Nov 28, 2018
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Reviewed by brureview from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
My first time tasting this style.
I like it.
Tulip: cloudy honey color, 1F head.
Excellent aroma: coconut, sweet, fragrant, toffee, fruit, but it doesn’t last long.
Light MF, not too carbonated. Good!
Melon , citrus taste.
Dry, not very carbonated or hoppy. Very dry.
Excellent. I enjoyed the style and I look forward to drinking other beers in the style.
Nov 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.93 by Bluesfolk19 from Massachusetts

Nov 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.13 by cb8282 from Michigan

Oct 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.73 by HardyA from Michigan

Oct 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.98 by AdamSteve from Michigan

Oct 24, 2018
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Reviewed by 2beerdogs from California

3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Thanks to superspak for this one.
Pours an almost transparent, straw to yellow hue. A fluffy white head swirls up initially, about 2 inches high, and then settles to a half a finger or so within about a minute. Moderate, pretty lacing. As the head settles it becomes crystal clear.
Aroma begins with some lemon zest, tangerine, peach, and ends with a mildly pithy grapefruit bitterness. Not a strong bitterness. These notes are all a bit subdued, and capped by the grapefruit.
Taste begins with citrus and pineapple, moves toward peach or apricot a bit, comes back around with some crackery, grainy malt, and then back towards the pineapple. Finish is grapefruit pith and this seems to dry it out on the backend in an earthy kind of way.
Light to medium bodied. Carbonation plays well for the whole ride.
Overall, I've only had a few in this new category. So far, it doesn't excite me. But in this style, I think this is the best I've had.
Oct 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by 98green from Michigan

Oct 10, 2018
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance - Pours pretty clear yellow with nice big soapy white head that lasts forever. spotty sticky lacing all inside the glass.

Aroma - Apricot, orange, white grape, little grain much sweeter than expected not much bitterness.

Taste - Taste follows the nose peach, apricot, tangerine, white grape, lots of fruit in this one. There is not much bitterness at all but this is not the typical tropical IPA, it is not a juicy sweetness more of a very mild sweetness on the back end.

Feel - Medium bodied well carbonated really light feel with a progressive dry finish.

Overall - Really like this one flavors are really mild but linger.
Oct 05, 2018
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Reviewed by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from can to tulip glass. Pale straw in color, some haze, and a finger of soapy head. Aromas are melon, strawberry, grass, biscuit, bread. Wonderful flavor of white grapes, berries, honeydew, mandarin orange, white bread, and soft honey. Dry finish. ABV is hidden.
Oct 01, 2018
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16 ounce can into tulip glass; no can dating, but was just released. Pours slightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and light-moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, zesty, herbal, floral, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and light-moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is an outstanding Brut IPA! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and light-moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish, not aggressive. Loved the Citra/Amarillo showcase as usual. Not as harsh as I was expecting on bitterness, but that crisp/light body is all there. Very juicy and lightly dank hops; with a solid bready/grainy malt backbone, and mild lingering sweetness. A highly enjoyable offering. My first experience with the style, look forward to others.
Sep 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.85 by drunkenmess from Michigan

Sep 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.43 by Mikecd234 from Michigan

Sep 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by jschott75 from Illinois

Sep 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.87 by Tracker83 from Michigan

Sep 01, 2018
Champion Brut from Brewery Vivant
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 17 ratings