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Brewery Vivant Le Flaneur

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Bretta ale aged for over a year. "Over a year in the making, this hopped up Bretta ale is complexity in a glass. Rustic Brettanomyces barnyard funkiness dominates throughout. Back tones of grapefruit, pineapple and a little more funk balance this brew out.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3018) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Can with thanks to Cocoapuph! Pours clear amber with a small off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving some lacing. Aroma is Bretty, sour oak. Flavor follows, just a bit of sweetness, lightly funky with Brett notes on display, oaky, touch of caramel, but not really sour or tart. Medium body, high prickly carbonation. Not the worlds most complex beer, but really really drinkable. I would love this if it were more like 5% and readily available. Knocked it a bit on appearance for being filtered. Why??

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8925) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2014
hazy yellow pour with a nice fluffy white head. Very little sour, lots of funk, leather, earthy flavors going on. Hints of ripe fruit, barnyard funk.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2014
Tap. Golden with small head. Amazing. Medium Brett is funky and flavorful, but not overly tart. Huge fruit. Easy 4+* beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
njager246 (342) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2014
A citrus aroma with very little barrel... Taste is a little tart with a bit more barrel coming through... Ok

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (1494) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Can: copper & amber body, only slightly hazed with a white-ish head that boils down to a chunky collar rather quickly. Aroma is loaded with Brett & quite funky... notes of wet hay, moldy wood & barnyard, dusty old pineapple, cotton, & musty blankets. Lighter fruit-oriented aromas of lemon, honey, & melon. Taste is not as tart as Iíd hoped (not surprised based on the aroma, though) with lots & lots of Brett... Notes of old, musty cotton blankets, wet bales of hay, honeydew, cobweb, & a touch of pineapple. Medium bodied, wet finish. Reminds me of a much less complex, more funk-heavy version of Sofie. That said, Sofie is eminently better... this could improve with time, hopefully some tartness starts to emerge.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (4623) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of tropical fruits, citrus, sweet tarts, and light brett. It pours a transparent amber with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of fruit and orange peel. The finish has some grain, light brett, and lemon peel. Itís light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisSc (184) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 25, 2014
On tap. Tulip. Grand Rapids. Appearance: clear, amber is color. Very small head. Aroma: sour, spicy. Some off notes. Palate: a little thin. Low carbonation. Overall: decent flavor. A good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (607) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2014
16oz can - pours a medium copper . Bretty floral aromas . Medium funk , mild sour bite . Barnyard all the way with some herbal hibiscus flavors . Finish is crisp and refreshing . Very well done . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bwa5879 (611) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Pour to tulip at the brewpub. Light orange, very cloudy pour with offwhite head thatís about eighth inch high. Very good funky barnyard/sour aroma: pungent, bitter grains, sour fruits and lemon. Flavor is similar to the nose with lots of tart and pepper, citruses, perhaps raspberries too. Very good full bodied sour beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6505) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Can shared by a friend, thanks! Pours a clear golden amber with a near white amber that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains with some menthol and a hint of light tartness. Flavor starts with grass, grains and light funk with a hint of tartness in the finish.


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