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Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Sijsele, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blond ale, top-fermenting, brewed following tradional method.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1502) - 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 (3980) - 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 (5260) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (3796) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2012
(bottle) pours a hazy golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of lemons and heavy camomile tea, with a light grainy maltiness and hints of tomatoes and floral hops. flavour is mostly floral hops, with notes of straciatella, banana and a medium-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (2733) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2012
gold blond coloured body with a white head a spicy yeasty hoppy aroma a spicy hoppy herby sweet taste with a sweet bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (3034) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle bought in Belgium. It poured a hazy yellow liquid with a big creamy white head. Fruity, sweet and yeasty blond with a note of citrus. Not the nicest mouthfeel but besides that very nice and enjoyable. Should be more suitable for summer though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2012
(33cl bottle, BB 16/03/13) Pours a clear yellow body with a tall white head. Aroma of grain, yeast, grass, mustiness, cereal, florals, and pepper. Flavor of yeast, grass, florals, herbs, and some pear.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prokroustis (685) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 22, 2012
Clear golden colour with a white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel, peach. Decent balanced flavour with a relatively dry finish. Nothing exceptional.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Pours a medium golden yellowish color. Aromas of hops, fruit, yeast and some pepper. Flavors are hoppy, citrus, and a touch of bittersweet dust at the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9467) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 11, 2011
courtesy of Doeschi - hazy blond beer under a little fine white head; nice lacework; aroma of orange peels, almonds and hints of cardamom; medium to full-bodied and with some tart acidity; fairly tasty, creamy and with a late solid bitterness; slightly salty and long tart fruity and spicy finish - very nice


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