Brewery Vivant – Undertaker – 4 smokestacks out of 7


Not a smokebeer, but the label says subtle smokiness so this investigation ensued. Undertaker is alright. I’d drink it again. My friend is an undertaker and says people are dying to see him. Probably not the case with this beer, but that shouldn’t be held against Vivant. Inspired in name after an actual undertaker, given that Brewery Vivant currently (2017) occupies an old funeral home. We’ll just assume he or she enjoyed Belgian style dark ales that carry a surprisingly refreshing aftereffect. Not much head as you can see (I suppose) and not much to really offend the drinker. Just a middle of the road dark beer that lured SBM into reviewing it. A net gain undertaking. Overall score = 4 smokestacks.

Brewer Brewery Vivant
Beer Name Undertaker
Brewer’s Description  Belgian Inspired Dark Ale: 100% Michigan hops, roasted coffee notes, hints of black fruit dipped in chocolate, subtle smokiness with a surprisingly light body.
Food Pairings Grilled Steak. Blue cheese or smoked gouda
Brewer Location Grand Rapids, MI
Alcohol content by volume 6.7%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) X minutes, plus Y, carry the one, umm, its silliness…
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 4.8
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 2
Sausage detection? Y or N N
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 2
Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil) 4.4
Overall Happiness Rating: 1-7 (low – high) 4

Solid website they have:

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I like beers that taste like smoke.
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