Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 493   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Brewed with Tomahawk and Simcoe hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
foxo82 (804) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle at Scott’s Bar, Brussels. Dark amber with a strong grapefruit aroma. Beautifully balanced bitter citrus with brown sugar sweetness. Thick and lively feel. Very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (5729) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
Vollkommen in Ordnung dieses Bierchen, das mit einem gewissen Bumms daherkommt, aber auch eine feine belgischen Hopfennote in sich trägt. Dahinter etwas Vanille, aber auch Hefe. Nicht schlecht.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (5734) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
The beer has got a light hazy golden-amber colour with a steady head and smooth body. Aroma of hops and flowers. Taste of hops, light malt, flowers, bread, citrus fruits and pineapple. Flowery-fruity-bitter finish. Solid one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (6838) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2015
I’m guessing this is what I had .. . Dark tan gold .. . Decent foam .. . Harsh chemicals, wood, and dried grass .. Not very good, why would you import a double IPA? .. . . They call it MURDA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2015
Bottle 11.2 fl oz, BB 17/11/16, marked T2.
A bit hazy deep amber to copper color, Huge lasting off-white head. Malty sweet, some caramel, citrussy hoppy, some resin scent. Bitter, alcohol, husky taste. Bitter aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, sort of lean and low on CO2. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1326) - SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
330ml bottle. Hazy amber body with a medium white head. Tropical fruit, caramel, citrus peel and pine. Some alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Robinbjork (4) - BELGIUM - APR 22, 2015 does not count
This is a beer I can drink all day. It has a perfect balance of the bitterness of the hops and fruty citrus

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AGCostaNeves (69) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 18, 2015
Amber copper color and slightly opaque. A foam of very good training and average durability in a light beige tone and that is retained in the wall Tulip along the tasting. In its aroma we can see a good amount of hops, and discreet sweetness of caramel / toffee and at the same time emerges delicious and refreshing scent of passion fruit, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, the lemon zest, the bark of orange, pepper, as well as the floral notes of grass and why not, a fluffy toasted bread in this amazing range of flavors. Lords (as) a nice bunch of complexity in the aroma. The flavor follows the aroma and shows excellent. High intensity and not so heavy. Has the strength of a landmark Citrus accompanying the footprint of pepper yeast and tropical hops, through the taste of dark malt, the delicious bread, and are balanced. At no time shall any feeling cloying this true diversity. Persistent notes of mandarin, grapefruit, passion fruit, pineapple, explode in the mouth, and should be noted that the bitterness is quite clear leaving a dry mouth during the tasting, but that at no time bother. In mister sweetness of the malt pronounced that refers to caramelized toffee and balances with the fruity bitterness and citric tropical fruit grows the beauty of this drink that still strives for hops flavor proves more herbaceous. Great balance and strength. Its aftertaste is intense and leaves a lingering bitterness. The body is medium, as well as its carbonation, a very mild taste and moderately crisp / sticky. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal heat present after the finish. In short I can claim to be an excellent beer DIPA Belgian style. Owner of a complex, robust and enviable balance making it very smooth to drink. Most welcome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2130) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
Flaska från Saveur Biére. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, aprikos, grapefrukt, tall. Torr, lagom sötma, fruktig med fin beska med smak av granskott, tallkåda och grapefrukt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ferit (176) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - APR 4, 2015
Ik kan helaas niks over dit biertje schrijven omdat ik het in Nederland heb gedronken en geen info heb opgeschreven. Wat ik wel heb gedaan is een cijfer gegeven. Ik hoop dat ik hierdoor genoeg info voor mezelf heb creëert.

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