Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Sijsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewed with English Golding hops.

Borresteijn's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (5134) - Amsterdam, - FEB 1, 2013
33cl Bottle from ABS Drinks Winksele. Slightly hazy copper colour, white head. Aroma is full malty, light hoppy, dry, light floral, light fruity. Flavour is malty, dry, light floral, yeast, hint of citrus, light fruity, nice malty and hoppy bitter finish, dry. Light-bodied but with a decent mouthfeel. Nice and subtle beer, I’d like to have this as a substitute for pils in bars in most cases.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reconqvista (100) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 7, 2015
Hazy golden beer. Refined carbonation driving to a nice lasting and frothy head. Balanced bitterness with yeast notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4246) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
Poured medium amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet malt, fruit and light Belgian yeast. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet berries, caramel malt and light bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2015
New Viven beer with dense, frothy, snow white head and orangey amber colour, lightly hazy; pleasant aroma of ripe peaches and pineapples, apple, orange peel, biscuit, pink grapefruit, walnuts, honey and quite a lot of iron. Fruity onset, sweetish with smooth, honeyish and caramelly malt sweet background, slick and highly drinkable; finish has agreeable, citrussy and grassy hop bitterishness. Enjoyable thirst quencher, which reminded me more of an English bitter than a Belgian pale ale (or ’spéciale belge’), in its hop bitterness, lightness and smoothness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4673) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle from 4-pack from SB Åre cons 2015-01-26 Duved AR: ripe fruity, glue, sweet syrup AP: clear bronz, high frothy fluffy ofwhite steady head F: yeasty, sweet syrup, bready, wee watery grainy, dry

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergaa88 (15) - - JAN 23, 2015
Nice golden color with creamy coloured head. Tastes caramel and comfortably hoppy. Nice Ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at t’Poatersgat, Bruges on 15 Jun 2012. Poured a hazy orange, with a big, dense white head. Aroma of wood chips, big herbs and slight medicine. Grainy flavours, with some honey and straw. Finish was chewy malty, grass and candy sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (5092) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ De Republiek, Brugge. Has a slight haze with a blond colour, and small fruity notes and an easy drinking texture.Pale malts are evident but mainly in its nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielyabu (1339) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - OCT 28, 2014
large rocky frothy offwhite head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick dark orange body. aroma: orange, butter, honey, orange jam, metal. if: moderate sweet. ff: light sweet moderate bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Delicioso dulçor de laranja. Leve amargor, lembrando a casca desta fruta, não chega a incomodar no final. Deliciosa cerveja, surpreendente. Metalizado do aroma aparece em doses terapêuticas no paladar, não sendo passível de considerar como defeito. Amargor, leve no final do gole na primeira metade do copo, se torna médio na segunda metade do copo, ainda balanceado e agradável em conjunto com a cerveja. Excelente drinkability. 160 s

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (1050) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Hogerdijk, Culemborg. Hazy light orange with a white head. Sweet aroma with a hint of hops. Taste is moderately bitter. Body is a bit thin but decent. Nice little ale, not too fancy but more exciting than a standard pilsener or speciale Belge.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (1986) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours copper with a decent white head. Felt very odd drinking an English-inspired Belgian ale, rather than the other way round. Blends some dry earthy Goldings hops with a soft English ale bitterness, but just finishes a bit dull and boring for me.

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