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Tuesday, March 27th 2012

Kludde
(Brewery Vivant)

 

Kludde (pronounced “clued”) is the fourth canned offering from Brewery Vivant and the first to utilize their “Brewer’s Reserve” blank can with a unique adhesive label. Based on what we learned during our Q & A with Jason Spaulding – Owner of Brewery Vivant, this is just the first of many upcoming special, limited releases from this brewery. Cheers!

 

From the Brewery Vivant site:

"Belgian folklore’s water spirit who roams the Flemish countryside in the form of a monstrous black dog… This monstrous ale is made with green raisins, star anise and dark Belgian candi sugar.  Notes of dried plum, fig and chocolate mingle with the complexity of our two house yeast strains."

 

Here we go...

 

Pour - deep, black cherry colored in our can glass.  A ring of ruby shows around the top when the light strikes it just right.  A thin, loose head holds for just a few moments before receding.  Just a few spots of wet lacing survived the duration of our taste test.


Aroma - big and bold aromas in the Kludde – tart, soured dark fruit stand out with some traces of licorice and sweet grape juice.


Taste - they say aroma plays the major role in what we taste, and this strong dark Belgian proves this theory. The sharp, bright and distinct tang of green raisins is prevalent when this ale is cold. The flavors begin to meld as it warms and the candi sugar sweetness combines with the dried grapes to make this a very different tasting beer than when we started. As we neared the bottom of the glass a rich, light chocolate and licorice flavor emerged to linger on our palates for an aftertaste. At 8.5% we would not have been surprised to find some hints of alcohol but we found it to be very well hidden.   

 

Overall - a beer as big, bold, and intimidating as its namesake.  This is not one for the faint of heart. Timid beer drinkers may find it overwhelming and confusing, while the adventurous and open-minded will give this ale its due respect and, in accordance with the legend of Kludde, stay in the safety of the tavern to have another.  


Note - The alternative label on the Kludde can is shaped liked Brewery Vivant’s logo, and is so well integrated into the design that we didn’t immediately notice that it wasn’t a fully painted can.  Check out our article on alternative labeling to learn more about Kludde and other cans with stickers and shrink wraps.

 




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Kludde
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Brewery: Brewery Vivant
City: 
Grand Rapids, Michigan  
Country: 
United States  
Container: 16 oz. can
Malts: ???
Hops: ???
ABV: 8.5%
IBUs: ???
Date: March 27th, 2012

Posted by Trent


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