Tart Side Of The Moon | Brewery Vivant

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Tart Side Of The MoonTart Side Of The Moon
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jmunsters on 03-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
369
Reviews:
59
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
11.84%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
42
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 369 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of brentk56
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights; the head is rather modest but leaves some dotty lacing around

Smell: Chocolate, coffee, charcoal, cherry; limited tart tones

Taste: Unlike in the aroma, the tart cherry flavor pops right off the bat, with chocolate and coffee developing underneath; in the middle, the charcoal adds another aspect for a moment, but the finish brings a return to the chocolate and tart cherry elements

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: An interesting beer from 2013 that has held up nicely

Thanks, FlandersNed, for the opportunity

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Photo of jmiah22
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lurkerson
3.24/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stadmo1
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erickehoe
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This particular can was bought in February of 2013 and stuck in a cellar for 2.5 years. Poured black with a 1/4 inch maroon head which quickly bubbled away into nothing. Smelled great: sweet, dark fruits like plums and dates. The taste and feel were lacking, however, especially when compared to having it fresh. No carbonation or hops to speak of really. While the front end sweetness and dried fruits and yeast and what not are all there, it lacks any real dynamism in terms of dryness or bubbly carbonation typically found in beers of this style. I'll go easy on BV since I loved this beer when it originally came out. Just couldn't cut it in the cellar.

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Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fgilbert2
4.51/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rpmetzler
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Quite dark, full, and delicious. Not too tart, just tart enough.

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Segnem5
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BMart
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dr_Bahmbay13
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

very good on draft, buying a four pack tomorrow !

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Photo of lupercmda
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pants678
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Black, off-white head.

Subdued roasted malt, chalky.

Equal parts sour, saison and stout. Chocolate, not coffee--the label says black cherries, I'm good with that. I'd prefer it be more stout leaning. Couldn't do this one regularly, still an interesting sipper.

Stout's viscosity.

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Photo of mattsmith413
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rutager
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robwestcott
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThickNStout
3.57/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz can from IAmJacksHopTongue that I have kept for almost 2 years now. Served in a goblet.

Pours black with a half finger of thin mocha foam that quickly disappears. Looks like a cola with a few bubbles at the edge but no lace whatsoever.

Smells of tart dark fruit, vinegar and mild roast with hints of cocoa in the background.

Full, robust flavors. Dark fruit, balsamic, roasted grains, cocoa, oxidation, vague tartness and a hint of alcohol. It rounds out almost like any aged imperial stout with those soft dark fruits, smooth roasted grains and mild oxidation. I've even had some aged stouts that have taken on a similar (but not quite as strong) tart and vinegar quality.

There is a pleasant creamy feel to its medium body but the carbonation has fallen flat. That tart fruit continues playing on the tongue in the aftertaste along with roastiness and faint cocoa.

Tart Side of the Moon (at least this aged can) is pretty good stuff. I enjoyed the well aged stout with the addition of a nice tart kick.

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Photo of smweir
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of benzalman
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tart Side Of The Moon from Brewery Vivant
3.97 out of 5 based on 369 ratings.
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