Contemplation Ale | Brewery Vivant

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3.66/5
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151 Ratings
Contemplation AleContemplation Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant
Michigan, United States
breweryvivant.com

Style: French Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by SupaCelt on 02-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,686
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
151
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
Wants:
7
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15
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Ratings: 151 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of fosters9
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of robotic_being
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wolvmar
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Working on day old memory...

Pour: on tap at BCC. Served in a pint glass. Golden color with slight amber tone. Some head but don’t recall any lacing or clouds.

Nose: very subtle sweetness from the malts or honey. Not real distinct.

Taste: somewhat bland at first but grew on my as it warmed. Bready malts with some depth. Subtle caramel, spice, honey tones.

Mouthfeel: moderate to low carbonation. Somewhat viscous but not heavy feeling. Very smooth and easy drinking.

Overall: good but not special. Maybe gets better the second time around? I wouldn’t dissuade anyone from trying this but it won’t bi in my regular rotation.

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Photo of Timc32
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikecd234
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeLev
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Billed as a golden ale, the body is more of a burnished brown, nearly opaque, and topped by a slight, pinkish head. Retention is buoyed by an incredible level of bubble activity.

Aroma is quite pleasant: caramel grains, honey, flowers, brown sugar, wine, bubblegum.

Sweet and grainy on the palate: brown sugar and caramel, prunes, and wheat bread, with strong banana, clove, and bubblegum building in the finish.

Medium-to-full bodied and smooth.

This is a pretty enjoyable and surprising brew. I wouldn't put it in my regular rotation, but it's pleasant enough, and a brew I'd definitely enjoy on tap at the local bar.

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Photo of Giggy
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of QianBokSubai
4.34/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Calraven
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lukass
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mtemerowski
3.07/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I was expecting something different.
Look: deep amber maybe somewhat golden brown. Crystal clear.
Smell: a yeasty aroma with some sort of spiciness.
Taste. Somewhat spicy but crisp and smooth. I was expecting something a little sweet but didn't get any sweetness. not a lot of carbonation either.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours light cloudy, coppery orange. Thick, short, off white head that fades after a bit to a lasting ring.

Smells yeast, spice, bready malt, light citrus and a hint of Honey.

Tastes bready malt, citrus, light grassy, light spice. Followed by light hint of Honey and grain. Finish is dry with light bitterness and yeasty linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of haoquanlin
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pint on tap. Pours a clear yellow color with really no head to speak of. Aromas of Belgian yeast, some spice, light sweetness. Tastes similar. A touch sweet, though doesn’t have a honey taste. Easy drinker; makes me think of summer.

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Photo of Austin_Madagame
2.43/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Very interesting beer. Glad I tried it but wouldn't have it again

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Photo of Zhenghao
3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It has dull golden/brown color with a strong honey smell. It smells sweet and yeasty, but doesn't taste sweet. It's refreshing, bitter with a dry ending. It's not my favorite, but it's not too bad.

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Photo of AdamSteve
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HenryWinters
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of LeahK
4.63/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Golden brown almost dark honey color. Smelled of honey and yeast. Floral, hoppy, and honey taste.

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Photo of jbmarie
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Golden brown beer similar color to dark honey. Smelled of bubble gum and bananas... in a good way. As well as there was the smell of yeast. The after taste is strong and complex, with medium hops, and a unique sweetness from the honey. Expected the beer to be slightly sweeter, but enjoyed it none-the-less.

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Photo of Mae1118
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is a golden brown beer that has a honey, and Belgian yeast smell. the tasted mostly of honey but also had a floral hint to it. overall, not bad. But I like how they are using honey from local sources.

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Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Junior
4.19/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of needMIbeer
4.01/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mcrawford
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Contemplation Ale from Brewery Vivant
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 151 ratings