Champion Brut
Brewery Vivant

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Style:
American Brut IPA
Ranked #19
ABV:
7%
Score:
88
Ranked #19,289
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 5.29%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
17
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Brewery Vivant
 
Michigan, United States
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88
Very Good
Champion BrutChampion Brut
Notes: A dry IPA featuring Amarillo and Citra hops
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 17
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Champion Brut from Brewery Vivant
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 17 ratings