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Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Sijsele, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with English Golding hops.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle @ home. Aroma has citrus, orange, spices, some malt and a touch of flowery hops. Flavour is big fruity notes, fruity hop as well, some flowers. Quite bitter, medium dry. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (3430) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2012
Great looking 33cl bottle @ home. Orange golden colour with a big white head that lasts quite well. Smells yeasty, quite sharp, orange peel, malty and some hoppyness. Tastes malty mostly, some bitterness, not as sharp as it smells, slightly fruity and a quite nice bitter and hoppy aftertaste. Great carbo, soft mouthfeel and thin to medium body. Could be a bit stronger, but it’s probably not the aim of this brew. Gets better with every sip. I don’t understand why it scores so low on ratebeer actually.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (3307) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2013
33 cl. bottle @ home. Obtained @ Willems. BBF 07/11/2013. Pours bright amber orange toffee amber with a patchy white head. Sweet oranges, toffee in the nose, candy, very fruity, nicely sweet, floral hops, sweet malts. Taste is sweet malts, toffee, oranges, candy, very fruity, lightly sticky, floral in the finish with sparkling green hops, sticky hops, light grass, quite hoppy. Mmm delicious glorious hops. Oily body. Excellent APA almost IPA – not an Belgian Ale – and all of this with Golding hops. Just comes to show what De Proef can do if you give them a half decent recipe & enough money to do it properly & motivate him a bit. Bit surprised by the ratings, maybe too EU hoppy?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2011
of citrus/coriander/some hops. I not big a beers with coriander like tastes. Probably a good beer just not my cup of beer. Almost like a Belgian Wit with a bite.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
33cl Bottle at The Red Rose Cafe, Brugge on 22nd Sep 2013. Very un-Belgian in taste, those English Golding hops asserting themselves I suppose? Poured a misty copper colour with a thin head covering. Lacked oomph in both the aroma and taste: some yeast and fruit notes but not enough to excite my taste buds (it was drank after on-tap stronger beers though). Mr Average in all aspects and a little disappointing to be honest, almost bland in fact.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3161) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 2, 2013
Clean light amber body and stable head. Simple Belgian malts, lightly fruity, lightly caramelised, sweaty yeast. Amber, burned malts. Quite bitter aftertaste actually. Herbal hops. Decent brew. (33cl bottle from Dranken Geers shared with Pau on brewday)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3061) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2011
Lovely misty orange pour strong carbonation pure white head nice size aromas light fruit hint of spice and herb yeast not strong aromas flavours citric peel bitter resinous taste lemon peach apricot yeast sweet maltiness finish flavors better than aromas lasting bitterfruit and yeast sweet mix of fruit and spicy note plus maltiness good dinner ale

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2011
Brown coloured ale with lots of carbonation and a large white head. Herby light alcohol yeasty touched aroma. Medium palate. Finish is yeasty and herby, sweet bitter and rather heavy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2010
A clear golden/amber colored beer, with a thick foamy, big white head. The aroma of fruits like citrus with orange. There are hops. The tatste is fruity with some bitter. It’s sparkling. It moves to more bitterness. The aftertaste is bitter with fruity sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (2802) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2011
33cl bottle from Alko. Poured hazy amber with a creamy looking white head. Nice lasting lacing. Aroma is yeasty, fruity and quite spicy. Flavor is sour at first, very dry ,spicy and fruity. Dry bitter finish. All in all quite drinkable but not something I will buy again.


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