dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy straw yellow with thick white head, decent lacing. Aroma of yeast, bread, citrus, slight tartness. Flavor matches pretty well and makes for a refreshing enjoyable brew. Not bad.
Hopper8 (42) - Holland, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Having heard so much good about Brewery Vivant I was very excited to try this beer, but itís awful. It smells musty, it looks like a lager, it originally tastes like a lager than gets this weird sour bitterness. Itís awful.
rosenbergh (10658) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 pint can. (Marathon) Alto, MI.
Yesterday evening we were going to visit Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids but then my son decided that itís not a good idea. So we went to the hotel instead. Iím not saying if it was a good choice or not. Anyhow I decided to buy this beer to see if we really missed something. Letís see.
Slightly cloudy yellow golden color with a small white head.
Apple, yeast, some basement and malt in the aroma.
The flavor is dryish malt, mild hops, fruitiness, apple and some basement. Drinkable.
bubblehouse (1365) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad but nothing special. Pours a murky gold color with muddled aroma. Would drink again.
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can sampled @ Hopishop #3. Clear golden with no head. Nose is weird, oily metallic dull corn, sugar, white sugar, hay sweet grains. Taste is dull metallic oily corn, touch of butter, white sugar, apple, oily grains. Oily, soft carbonation, touch of butter. Wow this one is weak, almost flirting with pale lager territory notes. Weak man.
mfhennig (281) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy golden color, white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is bread, grass and a hint of lemon. Flavor is mostly dough and bread. Not my favorite style of beer, but probably one of the better farmhouse ales Iíve tried. It came in a variety 9 pack. Anxious to try the rest.
Msdrbeat (498) - East Lansing, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Tin Can canned. Nice spreading mouth feel. Not super carbonated. Enjoyable but I'm all stuffed up and can't smell well.
markas101 (2303) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can, Ann Arbor, MI via Plum Market. Very pale hazy gold. Thin head. Yeasty citrus aroma. Sweet, smooth, some bready grain and more citrus. Slight earthy finsih.
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned 1/22/15, drunk 12/4/15.
Large white head steadily recedes to cover atop a blonde, clear body.
Dough, light dustiness, hints of corn and cereal grains donít really announce much of a saison-like nose. Thereís light lactic character, hints of bubble gum and mild fruits (apples, strawberries). But mostly just dough and grains....
Hard, rather lifeless feel to the beer, with prickly carbonation and tons of huskiness and graininess, leading to a thin, watery finish with light fruitiness and a hint of acidity. Very little malt depth, loose carbonation and just vaguely Belgian.
On one hand I thought about not reviewing the beers I got in this sampler 9-pack, but they were refrigerated and even if they werenít refrigerated, Iíve had Saison Dupontís that have sat on the shelf warm for years that were absolutely delicious. So I donít see any reason why the beers were in such poor condition after 10-12 months in the fridge.
deyholla (10214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a clear hazy gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains with a bit of light fruits and a bit of flora. Flavor has a good amount of sweet grains and flora with a bit of light fruits.
ilovedarkbeer (2716) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light yellow color with a bubbly white head. Notes of lemons, sourdough, and faint Belgian yeast.