Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Brewed with Tomahawk and Simcoe hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2016
33cl bottle. Dark copper pour, hazy and with a lot of sedimentation visible. Tall off-white head. Notes of pineapple, passion fruit, copper, caramel and sugar, yeast, subtle farmhouse funk and some pine resin. Medium body and carbonation with a hop bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1826) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
Draft to taster Consummation: Lavender, soap, orange, grapefruit, pine, yeast Adjunct: Lots of orange and grapefruit, with caramel and pith; hazy amber with a thin white head

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andniz (190) - POLAND - AUG 27, 2016
Aroma of hay, peach, grapefruits Head is nice, pretty creamy, with very nice retention. Lots of yeasty pieces floating around, that’s rather bad. High bitterness, low-medium sweetness. Didn’t know what to expect, i was pleasantly surprised

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TrefwoordPunk (983) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear orange to amber with a medium white head and an aroma of citrus fruits, grapefruit, peach, caramel and sweet malts. The taste is light sweet with a heavy bitterness and enough complexity. The finish is mediumlasting and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nutjes (305) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2016
33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bičres te Dottenijs (in Famiflora) U: Sterk wazig oranje-amber met stabiele gebroken witte schuimkraag. G: Karamelmout, sinaasappel, perzik en wat alcohol. S: Uitstekende combinatie van bitter en zoet. Citrus, perzik en karamel. Mooie fruitige en bittere afdronk. M: OK carbonatie. Lekker!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9140) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle at home from notes. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, biscuity malt, citrus, herbal and resiny hops, decent European imperial Ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybion (136) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours deep reddish amber, very cloudy, with around a finger of off-white head. Moderate amound of visible carb. Aroma of orange, lemon, spices, vegetation and earth in the backdrop. Bit of a sweet and syrupy character with some noticeable booze. Taste is honey and bready malts, nuts, more spice, some pepper around the sides, ending on more vegetation and earth with a moderately strong yet long lasting bitter finish. All flavours fairly balanced with nothing overbearing. Feels great on the palate - full, heavy body, creamy texture, moderate carb helping the pepper and spice leave a lasting tingle on the tongue. One for those who like their IPAs a little sweeter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 5, 2016
This was certainly hoppy but i found the alcohol to be too pronounced. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (4022) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Draft at Yard House-Springfield . Ending an evening of VA tastings with a Belgian. Saved for last. Murky medium amber pour, with soft off white head. Sweetish nose recalls honey and jelly. Taste is oft and welcoming, sweet, minor bitterness, honey, preserves. Silky smooth and creamy. Just what the doctor ordered. Fare thee well, Virginia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
degbert (1705) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark gold/amber with a very high, mixed-grained, cream-colored, lacy blown-insulation head. Nose is lime, lavender, rosemary, sage, toffee peanuts, and roast grain, but it’s hard picking up much through that head. Bitter on the front of the tongue, but also with a burnt-sugar or chicory overtone; the dark color of the beer’s explained in one mouthful. Tastes like hop-laced burnt sugar peanuts. Finish is long and bittersweet. I suppose if you’re into that sort of thing you’d be really happy, but it’s kind of jarring for me.

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