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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Famous in Michigan for farmhouse ales, our friends at Brewery Viviant introduced us to their biere de garde ale yeast strain. From there, we imagined a slightly tart, intentionally dry beer with hints of bergamot citrus that pairs perfectly with French cheeses.


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Caytinator (939) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Pint on tap. Clear-ish, medium-yellow color, no head or lacing. Mild aroma, citrus-y grapefruit and peach nectar. Taste is an awesome blend of traditional ale and something sweeter. Floral-herbal notes with a measured amount of sweetness, dry too. Citrus-y but not sour. Great mouthfeel and linger. I wish I had had some cheese to pair with it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with white head. Aroma has some nice funky notes, a little herbal, grassy, notes of ripe grapefruit. Flavor is much the same, off-dry with a light tartness. Light to medium body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, pretty tasty.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beaver (1285) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours clear straw gold with a small creamy white head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is musty stinky, almost rotting, oranges with a little bready malt.

The flavor is sweet oranges and musty yeast with a kind of dry and lightly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, kind of odd - sweet musty oranges with a dry bitter, kind of off finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2012
The beer pours a hazy golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of grain and wheat, with a hint of orange thrown in. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of juicy orange notes, as well as a ton of coriander and wheat. This beer tastes like a Belgian witbier on steroids. I like most of what I taste but there is too much coriander in the beer for me to be a huge fan. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6438) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours clear blonde with a nice orange white head and a fruity aroma. There is a fruity light malt flavor that is a bit sour with a strange spiced finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oRos (1097) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle shared by Marcus. Color is light yellow with not much of a white head. Taste at the beginning is orange then goes into a weird herb funk aftertaste isn’t very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lamas (1355) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 1, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Packaged on: 10/03/12. A clear amber pour with a smallish off-white head. A crisp, musty/funky aroma that features some lemons, apricots, peaches, dough, and cream. Goes down thin and fairly crisp. There is a mildly sweet cereal graininess upfront taste-wise. A bready middle with touches of vanilla cream that become more apparent as things warm up a bit. An orangey/lemony yeastiness and some juicy peaches at the end. The alcohol is hidden quite well. Odd. Not the most enjoyable thing out there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onionkid (361) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 29, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 22oz bottle. The bottle says it all! Ale with a hint of orange. Well, yep. Aroma and taste are the same. Had a medium head that dissipated quickly. Hardly any meaningful lacing. Go ahead and detect the minutiae of this beer. I swear to god I read a review on here where the kid said he smelled cobwebs. This is a beer with a solid aroma of orange zest, malts, and cilantro. It also has a hint of caramel and an overall sweet bite. Finish is a bit too caramel. For the price, and for the presentation of "New Belgium + Viviant", I kinda expected more. A very good beer, please don?t get me wrong. I?ll honestly give it high marks and I think it?s very solid and drinkable. 9% alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1900) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 28, 2012
On tap half pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Wine in Rockville, MD. Clear amber with off-white head and amazing lacing that coats the entire glass. Aroma of orange, bread, hay, apple and caramel. Taste of hay, caramel, apple, tropical fruit and bread. Medium body and medium carbonation. Light, pleasant and refreshing. Hard to believe this is a 9% ABV beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rrauth (1190) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Clear golden color. White head. Nice lacing. First taste reminds me of popcorn. Weird I know. I guess it's the yeast. It's interesting ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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