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Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with Tomahawk and Simcoe hops


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zaf (308) - - FEB 24, 2013
aroma: resin, floral, caramel, apparenza: amber, cloudy, frothy, gusto: light sweetness, very bitter, palato: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, più che luppoli floreali si sente molto la parte resinosa del luppolo sia in aroma che nel gusto..ambrata,schiuma sempre presente ma non molto spessa..maltata e molto ben luppolata,con finale amaro resinoso ed atringente,ma secco. bevuta al santo bevitore


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (3721) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
degbert (1621) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inoven (193) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2016
Flesje thuis gedronken. Bruin-rood helder bier. Ondanks dat dit flesje al oud is (tHTC 25jun2014) heeft het bier een stevige, beige schuimkraag. Aroma is fruitig. Smaak is echter aangenaam bitter. Smaak blijft lang hangen.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Michael27 (456) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Lieferung von einem Händler in NL). Trübes kastanienbraun mit stabiler hellbrauner Krone im Glas. In der Nase säuerliche Fruchtigkeit. Im Mund subtile Fruchtigkeit, der Alkohol dezent im Hintergrund.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CineJavi (1) - SPAIN - MAY 25, 2016 does not count
Floral, de cuerpo intenso, pero amarga y refrescante. Una delicia de trago en pinta.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (834) - Valby, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2016
Kobberfarvet og ufiltreret Imperial IPA med stor tætskummende top på 4-5 cm. En del gærrester i flasken, og toppen svinder til et par mm. Frugtrig aroma af appelsin og grapefrugt. Desuden noter af gær. Dejlig bitterpræget smag balanceret med en mindre frugtagtig sødme. Solid humlet bitterhed og ganske velsmagende. Grapefrugt og harpiks-noter. Middel til solid fyldig krop og en besk kort afslutning. Forholdsvis blødt karboneret med en olieret konsistens. Overall: Et fint belgisk bryg med masser af humle uden at være en åbenbaring. 33 cl, flaske, 8.0 % ABV, BB: 26/08/17, købt i Den Belgiske Ølbutik i Vanløse. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4600) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2016
330ml bottle at home, from Good Spirits Company, West Nile Street, Glasgow (bb 17Jun 2017), orange, spicy aroma, orange amber with a thin lasting beige head, peppery, spicy, orange, citrus, viscous, prolonged bitter hoppy aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (4007) - California, USA - APR 30, 2016
30 apr 2016, tap. Dirty orange and a bit hazy. Nose is spicy orange rind and mildly sweet. Ned body and mildly fizzy. Orange juice, some grassy hops, mildly sweet, noticeable alcohol. Honestly, it feels a bit flat and heavy. It’s kind of on the line between a Belgian strong ale and a DIPA. Still, fairly decent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (1000) - Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2016
Tap at yard house. Hazy murky orange rust color with thick foamy white head. Funky yeast nose. Sugar, yeast, funky full chewy flavor. A bit of a weird bitter sour combo, but an interesting Belgian approach to an imperial ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbea (8) - Vitoria, SPAIN - APR 24, 2016 does not count
Aroma cítrico, fuerte corona blanca y persistente. Sabor cítrico, sobre todo pomelo y resisa, para tomar con calma.


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