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Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial IPA
Sijsele, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 542   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with Tomahawk and Simcoe hops


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (3629) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2016
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of heavy caramel malt. Hazy dark amber color, beige head cover, dots and spots of lace. Taste is strong caramel malt with dark fruit overtones that moves to a finish with enough hops to balance. Mostly this is a thick heavy brew, alcohol up front, lays hard in the stomach. It’s acceptable, but not search-worthy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Achel (338) - Ioannina, GREECE - MAR 25, 2016
Hazy deep amber beer. Thick frothy off white head. The head gives a hit of fresh lime hops. Palate is light, soft and dry and the head makes it airy. Light soft caramel malt is a base for hops that impart lime, pine with grapefruit and orange in the background. Finishes light and frothy and with more fresh hop. A delightful DIPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (7033) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 14, 2016
Bottled 330ml. -courtey of and shared with Domagoj from Pivoteka. Dark golden/amber coloured, medium to big sized off-white head, alcohol and malt in the nose. Sweet malty, light caramel, fruity hoppy, alcohol and touch of spices with rather short sweetish finish. Poor DIPA.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
joergen_wulff (8) - Taastrup, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2016 does not count
This is a fantastic IPA. What impresses me most is the very long period the IPA from Viven fills your mouth. It is a beer to enjoy. and I look forward to sit next to the canals in Brugge and enjoy my Viven IPA in August.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SylvainCFC (34) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2016
Ambre foncé, mousse abondante aspect de meringue. Présence de dépôts non-filtrés, bulage très fin. Arômes très houblonnés, terreux, floral, peu malté. Alcool peu présent, très bien balancé. Goût amer et doux léger. Corps moyen, texture huileuse, faible carbonatation et final long amer. Forte mais très buvable, complexe mais facile d’accès. Grande réussite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4675) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2016
33 cl. bb 27/05/16. Pours a lightly hazy amber topped by a sticky meringue of foam. Aroma is earthy toffee with mild citrus, resin and a hint of coffee. Flavors of sourish orange toffee, earthy cocoa, lemon dish soap, resin and peppery zest. Light-medium body has low-medium carbonation and a drinkable balance.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bearinlondon (22) - Greenwich, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2016
Nice dark amber color with thick head strong fruit mango peach smell. Smokey taste with some fruity hops and after taste of burbon. Very good beer and will have it again to bad I only got two.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerheart65 (1327) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2016
Bit hazy amber, big light brown frothy head and good lacing, looks good. Fresh citrus and pine, like walking in a forest after rain. Caramel also. Tempting aroma. Soft round feel, medium to full, thick, long finish is nuanced with bitter citrus , caramel and flowery notes. Looks good, smells and tastes great, good balance, long enjoyable flavors. I really enjoyed this, great stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (421) - Lyon, FRANCE - FEB 14, 2016
Bonne ! Nez entre des agrumes douces et un fond tropical (mangue) : joli équilibre. En bouche, on a une attaque assez ronde, fruitée qui part vite sur une amertume nette sans être agressive. Finale plutôt sèche et portée sur les agrumes. Très agréable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubin77 (720) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 9, 2016
F: big, frothy, off-white, good retention. C: dark orange to dark amber, hazy, small and bigger particles floating in, opaque. A: nice hops aroma, lemon, grape-fruit, resin, tangerine, pineapple, pine, hint of earthy, caramel, malt, yeast. T: not so offensive hoppy taste, lemon, grape-fruit, pine resinous, pineapple, some toffee, caramel, hint of candy sugar, good sticky bitterness on the palate, full-bodied, good carbonated, very good balanced bitter sweet stuff of this style, has clear Belgium beer features well joined together with IPA style, worth to try, 0,33l bottle from beer festival in February in Brugge


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