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Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Sijsele, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blond ale, top-fermenting, brewed following tradional method.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle @ Bier Tempel, Brussels. Pours cloudy golden with a creamy head and lacings. Grain, yeast and fruity peaches. Smooth and medium bodied with a lively carbonation. Dry and bitter finish. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15542) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2012
bottle from Willems in Grobbendonck

Head: white, foamy
Colour: pale yellow
Smell: bit of wheats, sugar, hops, yeast
Taste: start is somwehat irony and yeasty with notes of lemon and yeast, a bit of hay as well . not bad , not bad at all !

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1108) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2012
33cl bottle. Golden liquid with medium white head. Nose : malt with citrus zest, little hay aromas, yeasty. Sip : Quite well carbonated, low density body with oily texture, easy to drink and refreshing. Medium sweet with complexe finish with aromatic and bitter hops. Really drinkable and deliciously refreshing. One of the best "blond" I tasted so far in Belgium.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Firefly54 (222) - - JUL 11, 2012
Aroma is yeasty, bready, some citrus, typical Belgium blonde bits. Taste is banana, citrus, bitter, soft mouthfeel, dry, short bitterness. Slightly tart. Drank at just past room temperature. May have been better a bit colder.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
26th April 2010
Very hazy gold beer. Thick frothy white head. Light palate, a little dry and a little soft around the edge. Soft creamy saison like aromatic malt with a nice fresh zingy orange and citrus well integrated. Finishes soft, frothy and dry. Pretty decent, fresh and frothy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GBZ59 (977) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUN 7, 2012
Botella de 330ml. Copa Tulipa. Saboreada enjun´12 Color dorado pálido y apariencia algo velada. Corona cremosa y blanca que presenta bastante buena retención. Aromas de levadura, corteza de pan, trazos de miel y especias –clavo – . Sabor de suave malteado con toques herbáceos y notas muy leves de lúpulo cítrico. Cuerpo medio-ligero y carbonatación moderada. Frutas madura en el intermedio que permanece hasta el final. Agradable asimilación. 330ml bottle. Tulip glass. Pale golden color, slightly foggy. White, creamy crown shows fairly well retention. Yeast, bread crust, hints of hones & spices –clove- to the nose. Smooth maltiness, herbal touches & very low citric hop notes. Medium to light body, moderate carbonation. Ripe fruits in the middle lingers into the finish. Pleasant drinkability.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1371) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle, Beermerchants.com. Herby/flowery aroma, pours a hazy pale gold. Good bittersweet taste, sharp & fizzy on the palate, with a faint malty finish. Lovely foaming white head that stays well throughout. Alcohol is quite subtle, touch of dryness late on.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (3469) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2012
Bottle @ home. Slightly hazy golden yellow colour eith a big white head. Smells malty, fresh, slighly hoppy, honey and some mild herbs. Tastes sweet, malty, refreshing and quite nice. A bit sticky, medium body, great carbo.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (4867) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 19, 2012
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pours cloudy golden with a big fluffy white head. Aroma of yeast, coriander and light citrus. Taste is moderate sweet malts, spicy with coriander and yeast, light citrussy minimal bitter end. Dry finish.


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