Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Sijsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewed with hops from Poperinge

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (12612) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle. Nice lacings left as the creamy off-white head sinks with the constantly lower level of unlcear, dark amber beer. Prunes, dark sugar, some grassy, peppery hops, and some pastry hints. Prunes, dark sugar, grassy hops and some spiced notes. Full body, very dry on the palate, with soft and pleasant carbonation. Bitter, yet malty sweet finish. A quite pleasant one, but it sort of lacks the balance one normally expect from Belgian beer. 130516

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (5265) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma red apples, brown sugar, yeast, some red berries and caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel and malt with some red apples, brown sugar and yeast. medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (6347) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (933) - BELGIUM - APR 16, 2013
Brown colour, white head. Medium carbonation. Aroma of raisins, hops and caramel. Sweet bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 14, 2013
Mild nose of chocolate and syrup. Pale beige head. Clear reddish brown color. Slightly sour and sweet average hopped taste. Soft and nice bruin. Adding bottom sediment brought haziness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dasdan (234) - BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2013
33CL bottle from de hopduvel in Gent. Dark brown body with medium off-white head. Aroma of light roasted malts and sweets. Tastes medium bitter hops and roasted malts with some sweetness. **

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (2758) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2013
330 ml bottle, rated from old tasting notes. Dark brown with whiteish head. Malty, sweet, nutty, fruity aroma. Notes of raisin in flavor, sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1162) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2013
33cl bottle - Very refreshing abbey dubbel that adds new flair and lightness to the traditional Belgian dark ale flavours of ripe dark fruits, spices and caramel. Surprising light mouthfeel makes this very easy to drink, all roasted, spiced and caramel touches are there, but not in overwhelming trappist doses; well-balanced and very present hop bitterness, low sugar. Impressive brew given the rather low ABV for the style. Not a landmark beer by itself, but a very good example for pleasant and successful innovations in old Belgian traditions.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (2728) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2013
Aroma is quite toasty and malty. Flavour has sweet roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and a light fruitiness from the hop. Smooth, creamy feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (4402) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2013
33cl Bottle from ABS Drinks Winksele, ABV 6.1%. Reddish dark brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, plums, cocoa, light roasted malts. Flavour is likewise, dry, a bit dusty, not as sweet as the aroma suggests, bitter cocoa finish. Light-bodied. OK.

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