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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Collaboration with Grand Rapids Brewing Company and HopCat using organic Wakatu hops from New Zealand. Imperial brown ale with Brewery Vivant signature Belgian yeast.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (3381) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Sampled at the HopCat in Grand Rapids. Pours a rich brown with a cream tan head. Aroma of spicy belgian yeast, fruity esters, offset by and interesting minty, leafy hop profile. Flavor follows suit, and walks the line between dubbel and belgian strong ale. Flavor is mildly gritty, somewhat chalky mouthfeeel with a fair amount off bitterness to offset the sweet fruity belgian yeast esters. Cream and soft mouthfeel with an average amount of carbonation. Finishes kind of messy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Sample at Brewery Vivant on 3/29/13. Clear reddish copper in color with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, pepper and esters. Malty and caramelly flavor with pepper before an estery, dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2013
This is a nice collaboration from two good breweries in GR. Brown in appearance, nutty and a bit funky. A nice blend of styles. Hoppy and surprisingly potent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10666) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Draft. Poured a hazy dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted nut malt, yeast and soft citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Complex yeasty brown.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Tap. Funky dark farmhouse. Too light bodied to be a brown. Light spice. Awesome.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Sample at 2013 MBG Winter Beer Festival. A little sweet and yeasty. Would be fun to try all three versions together.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Lots of yeast on the nose; very one-dimensional. Gorgeous to the eye. More spice than expected in the flavor, but still pretty much: yeast. Crisp, constant, small-bubbled mouthfeel. A quality beer, but unappealing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Paratwell (4) - Wayland, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2013 does not count
Delicious combination of three top notch brewery offerings, Brewery Vivant, Grand Rapids Brewing Company, and Hopcat. This is one to try! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1040) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Sampler at Grand Rapids Brewing. Darker brown pour. Yeasty as well as hoppy. Almost like a darker version of Triomphe. Bigger on flavor than its GRBC counterpart. Nice.


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