Vivant Tripel | Brewery Vivant

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Brewery Vivant
Michigan, United States

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.25%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by SupaCelt on 02-20-2011

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of larryarms847
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright golden yellow and looks almost flat after pour. Definitely a malt bomb.

Smells of fresh barley and sweet prairie malts. Smells like Belgium.

The flavor is a little lacking, mainly sweet caramel and a slight flavor of sweet corn. Tastes like the Midwest.

Mouthfeel is very smooth, but similar to taste, rather lacking.

Overall, a nice example of the Tripel style, but nothing to waste too much time looking for.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I picked up a can of Brewery Vivant's Vivant Tripel last week for $4.09 at The Lager Mill. I have really liked the past few limited releases from Brewery Vivant so I made sure to pick up a can of their Tripel, so lets see how it goes. No visible canning date, spring 2013 vintage. Poured from a tall 16oz can into a Belgium Tulip.

A- The can looks ok, it's pretty simple and it isn't as eye catching as some of their other limited release cans. It poured a slightly hazy yellow color that took on some darker golden hues when held to the light with two fingers worth of white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left a little lacing behind. This was a decent looking Tripel, but I wish the head and lacing were a little better.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness followed by some typical banana, spices and some slight bubble gum aromas that are just what I would expect from the style. Up next comes Brewery Vivant's signature yeast that gives it a slightly barn yard funk like aroma with some nice tart aromas. On the finish I get a little more sweetness followed by a slight minty aroma that is pretty unusual but it somehow works. This beer had a good aroma, it was complex and pretty unique, I like it.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness that had a slight honey flavor to it and it was followed by some biscuit and caramel malt flavors and some of those typical Tripel flavors with some bananas and spices sticking out nicely with just a slight bit of bubblegum in the background. Up next comes that signature Vivant tartness with a slight bit of barnyard funk to it. On the finish there's hardly any alcohol that shows up with pretty much no bitterness at all just a lighter amount of tartness with a banana, malty and slightly tart aftertaste. This beer taste good, it had all the nice Tripel flavors I was looking for with an added complexity from the yeast, it was pretty enjoyable.

M- Very smooth, clean, crisp, medium bodied with a higher of medium carbonation that was a little a prickly. The mouthfeel was pretty good, with higher prickly carbonation worked very well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and a good unique example of the style, it had enough traditional Tripel aspect to be fairly true to style and the extra complexity from the yeast was very nice and it set this beer apart from a lot of other Tripels. This beer had good drinkability, it was pretty smooth, crisp, clean, not filling, refreshing, and the flavors did a good job at holding my attention, I could drink a few these, it's very drinkable for the style and I think this would be a great beer to have during a warm summer day, this beer is really drinkable. What I liked the most about this beer was how well everything came together, there was a nice balance of Tripel flavors and typical Vivant tartness, the drinkability was also very good. What I liked the least about this beer was the appearance, I think the head and lacing could have been a little better, but it wasn't a bad looking beer. I would buy this beer again, I would like to drink some this in the summer, so i'll make sure to buy some more to put in the cellar, it's a little pricey, but I think it's worth it. I recommend this to anyone who likes Tripel's, it's for sure worth a try. All in all this was another good limited release from Brewery Vivant, I didn't like it as much as the last couple beers I have had from them, but I still thought it was a good Tripel with a nice Brewery Vivant twist to it and the drinkability was really good with the alcohol barely showing up. Good job guys, I'm really liking these limited releases. Update, Aged one for a year just to see what would happen, it was pretty good, it got funkier, but fresh is a better Tripel.

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3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Copper, little haze with almost no carbonation, 4 fingers of yellowish head with good retention and great lacing.

S: Apple sauce, Belgian yeasts, little smokiness, balanced and light. Little fruitiness, not much floral.

T: Sweet and fruity, a little floral, nice Belgian yeasts, a hint of smokiness.

M: Thick syrupy quality, medium low carbonation.

O: A great tripel, a little sweet for me but great coming from Michigan. Got at Oppermans Cork-n-Ale in Saginaw, MI a week ago.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fresh barley and malt notes.Corn is present.

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Vivant Tripel from Brewery Vivant
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 82 ratings