Solitude (Abbey Ale: Belgian Amber Ale)
Brewery Vivant

Solitude (Abbey Ale: Belgian Amber Ale)Solitude (Abbey Ale: Belgian Amber Ale)
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Brewery Vivant
Michigan, United States
Belgian Pale Ale
3.43 | pDev: 15.74%
Mar 17, 2015
Jan 26, 2011
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Rated: 3.25 by williamjbauer from Colorado

Mar 17, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio

Nov 02, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by krustster from Maine

Oct 07, 2014
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
One Pint can
Served in a tulip glass

A - This beer pours copper in color with burnt orange highlights. It was topped with several inches of beige head with no lacing.

S - The smell is spicy and malty. I get some hints of plum, raisin, and cherry.

T - The taste is sweet and spicy. I get a molasses taste. Then the Belgian spices kick in with a lackadaisical effort. There is some biscuit, as well.

M - Medium

O - It is a decent beer. I just can't get excited about it. It is a little boring. Now the barrel aged versions are great.
Aug 12, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by jduprey007 from Michigan

Aug 02, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Desimoaj from Michigan

Jul 17, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by ROBSTARR from Michigan

Jun 11, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by mvanwoerm from Michigan

Apr 12, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by tommy5 from Michigan

Feb 28, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by little_star from Illinois

Feb 09, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by hotsudge from Canada (ON)

Feb 01, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Arcous from Michigan

Dec 16, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

Sep 15, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Sep 08, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by Azpittil57 from Arizona

Aug 19, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by MallyOMight from Michigan

Jul 21, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by rolandboy from Michigan

Jul 15, 2013
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Reviewed by PincheNorteno from Michigan

3.91/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
First off, I've noticed an overall improvement in Solitude 4-packs purchased in summer 2013 vs 2011-12. The same goes for Big Red Coq, either my palate has changed or Vivant has tweaked things a bit.

Appearance- pours a reddish mahogany brown, permeable to light, half inch head fades shortly after pour. Retains a ring of tight bubbles around the edge of the glass.

Smell- reminiscent of a sour, but milder. Malt and fruit esters come through. Think autumn.

Taste- recent batch has more pronounced tartness that subdues the bitterness and sweetness. Raisin, crisp pear/apple, grass, and some leather. Lighter flavors hit your nose too.

Mouthfeel- lighter than ommagang's dubbel, Solitude's carbonation makes it very approachable. Solitude is not syrupy or viscous. There's a cool vaporous quality to Solitude that engages your nose, there are some subtleties that come through this way.

Overall- I had given up on this Vivant brew, until I tried stuff from Unibroue, Jolly Pumpkin, New Belgium Lips of Faith series, and Ommegang. The perspective I gained leads me to believe that Vivant's Solitude can compete with other beers of its class.
Jul 04, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by CesarLopes from Brazil

May 30, 2013
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Reviewed by MichaelNickerson from Michigan

2.56/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Appearance - pours a clear, dark brown

Smell - extremely musty with some qualities of raisins at the end

Taste - thick, sweet beginning followed by a fruity and tart finish. Strong notes of raisins dominate the entire beer with almost a hint of broccoli

Mouthfeel - thick and silky finish, but doesn't convince another sip
Apr 25, 2013
Solitude (Abbey Ale: Belgian Amber Ale) from Brewery Vivant
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 38 ratings