Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Sijsele, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewed with hops from Poperinge

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10724) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle. Frothy White good mostly lasting head. Brown colour. Moderate malty and hoppy and yeasty aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5583) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle (33 cl) from beergusto.be. Clear chestut, medium beige head. Nutty and toffeish malt aroma, some bubble gum and spicy notes. Light to medium bodied, high carbonation. Dry with medium chalky bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Renobob (791) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 21, 2013
Avec sa jumelle blonde, une bonne bière bien agréable pour accompagner l'apéritif.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHangover (2664) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a brown colored beer with a medium sized, beige head. Aroma is yeasty, fruity, touch of sugar and some sweet malts. Flavour is light sweet, not overpowering, some spicy influences making it quite interesting. Well bodied, short finish. Very decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2536) - FINLAND - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Brown mahogany, a gusher. Dark candi sugar, ripe old, slightly leathery, fruits (plums etc), hazelnuts and a strangely buttery belgy-yeastyness on nose. Smooth, well carbonated body. Soothing, flavourful, long. Lots of hazelnuttyness, a bit of darker roasted malts. Feels quite light actually on the palate, easy to drink. Overall quite a nice effort. The overly rich carbonation could be cut down on, but I’m guessing it’s probably not intentional anyway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4216) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
33 cl. bottle shared with Kraddel on the train ride to Borefts 2013. BBF 07/11/2013. Drank straight from the bottle, procured from Willems. High carb. soy, slight smoke even, way more restrained than the porter but does remind me a little bit of that beer. Also getting sweet malt & thick brown sugar, high spices, some roast, caramel & serious dark bread. Pretty character-full & interesting dubbel. Nice brew, Viven is good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kraddel (3557) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
Thnx to 77ships Smells sweet Taste is sweet , bit earthy Not nearly as good as their others

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (3755) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 22, 2013
Brown bodied with frothy head. Roasted malts, fig, bit woody, candy. Decent bruin. Light foamy mouth feel, bitter, roasted, very nice. Better than I expected. (33cl bottle from Dranken Geers)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
psilosophy (506) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - SEP 5, 2013
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur brune profonde et opaque. Mousse abondante de très belle tenue. Des arômes de caramel et aussi des fruits sec du genre pruneaux. Le goût n’est pas excessivement prononcé, c’est doux et subtil, à l’instar de la carbonnation qui est assez moelleuse. trouvée à Roby - Menin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (1143) - ESTONIA - AUG 30, 2013
Red amber, small frothy tan head. Nose is overripe fruits, sweetness, caramel, malt. Taste is fruity, caramel notes, malt. Finish is somewhat dry, floral hops, some bitterness. Lingering fruit and caramel in the aftertaste. Thin to medium palate, prickly carbonation, watery to oily palate.

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