DrnkMcDermott (2899) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Standard Market, Westmont. $4 in a 10 oz Solemn Oath tulip. My first encounter with Brewery Vivant. Clear IPA style amber/orange color under a foamy head. Citrus and pine hops in the nose. I just assume that a Belgian ale has aromatic malts to it, but this seems more like the satandard English PA malt, crisp, yet sturdy enough to showcase a happy hop profile. Plenty malty as most IPAs go, and that makes a pleasant difference.
tmongoose (1646) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can shared. Poured s medium orange with off white head. Mild aroma of Belgian yeast and malt and hops. Nothing offensive just kind of generic in nature. The flavor was of mild Belgian style and mild hops like it is almost afraid to jump out the can. Could have been a whole lot better. But just average instead.
DiarmaidBHK (3695) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours light orange with little head. Has that Belgian yeast thing on the nose. The yeast is pretty strong on the tongue as well but the this hop presence kind of smacks you in the nose. Finishes clean without a lot of bitterness. I don’t think the IPA elements combine well with the Belgian yeast thing.
Patrickctenchi (4722) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper...with a small, off-white head.
Pine, orange-candy aroma.
Taste is peppery yeast, orange malt, fruit.
Slightly toasty, caramel malt.....apple.
Nice herbal/earthy spicing and bitter.
CpyNPrnT (495) - Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is spicy, some citrus, taste is mild spiciness, citrus, yeasty, mild alcohol, finishes moderate in length.
jcr (2330) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Deep gold/amber body. Frothy white head, rapidly diminishing. Light aroma of spice and raw grain. Whisper of citrus and straw. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. I finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Either the Belgian yeast and American hops are clashing or the beer was slightly infected (likely), but there’s a vinegar aftertaste that is off-putting. Other than that, you’ll find clove and a light raw vegetable taste.
burg326 (4601) - Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a darker orange color from the can with aromas of yeast, sugar, light citrus and malt. Flavors match the aromas yeast and bread up front followed by light hops and citrus, mild bitter aftertaste.
ddemmingjr (775) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can- pours clear copper frothy tan head. Nose of Belgian yeast, candied sugars, phenols , citrus and lemon rind. Estery Belgian yeast and clove flavors and some interesting hop bitterness. Avg BPA and a little heavy.
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coachd (289) - Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery vivant. Great mixture of Belgian and ipa. I have had other offerings from this hybrid style but this one really nails it. More Belgian than ipa but that's what you want out of it.
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czar (5581) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can. pours hazy medium dark golden with a creamy light beige-orange head, good retention and nice lacing. sweetish toasted caramel, spicy apricots, booze, candi sweetness, woodsy, hint of cardboard. moderately low carbonation, light to medium body - oily, semi-sweet grassy-spicy finish. slightly unbalanced. shy both belgian and ipa character.
PhatB420 (723) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can into a glass. Pours a clear orange honey amber. Minimal head, fast fading white head. Aroma of orange spice, sour green apple, Belgian spice, with a pleasant fruitiness overall. Good hybrid here, there could be a more vibrant hop punch, but its still solid. Sweet and dry fruit peels, a bouncy hop stature, and a cleansing finish. Bitter aftertaste, smooth transition for more. Solid brew.