Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Sijsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewed with hops from Poperinge

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2375) - 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 (4135) - 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 (3470) - 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 (3702) - 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 (498) - 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 (1101) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (3038) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown, hazy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel, some caramel and light bread, light dark fruitiness. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light dark fruitiness, light alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and light bread, some alcohol. Quite typical dubbel, lacks character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5217) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
Bottled, BB 05-02-14, large sample. Clear ruby color, medium frothy light brown head. Aroma of spicy belgian yeast, lots of caramel, hint of dark bread, Poperinge hops which give a hint of melon and pear. Taste has some sweetness, caramel again, medium dry, quite high on carbonation. Although it’s only 6% it does give some sense of alcohol. Finish is a bit thin and watery, that’s disappointing actually. Quite typical belgian double styled beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2251) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2013
Clear dark ruby with light brown lasting foam head, lacing to glass. Aroma is caramel dominated, some herbs. Taste is not too sweet caramel, some pepper. (Velp 201308) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
circinus (218) - SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle 33cl from Systembolaget. Brown with reddish hints, beige very thin head. Figs, dates, brown sugar, raisins, cake, red apples. Quite sweet. A hint of warmth. Medium body, average carbonation, long finish. It’s quite nice and interesting.

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