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Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with Tomahawk and Simcoe hops


Abijen's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (2338) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, - OCT 5, 2013
Pours an orange unclear beer with a good white head. Smells fruity, citrus, grapefruit and a bit vanilla/cream. Tastes citrus and grapefruit. Bit vanilla. Good bitter finish. Average carbo, medium body and a dry texture.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (918) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bjakk (669) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - APR 21, 2016
Brown, cloudy, nice creamy head. Malt, bread and fruit in the aroma. Raisins, caramel, sherry, with caramelly and fruity aftertaste.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stijnemans90 (75) - - APR 14, 2016
Typisch Amerikaans bier. Wrang, slap en bitter. Het moet je smaak zijn, maar voor zoveel bitterheid heeft hij weinig evolutie.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7465) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 4, 2016
Bottle from Willems. It’s an amber beer with a huge thick off white head. Fruity, soapy, floral and light herbal aroma. Good bitterness and sweetness in the flavor. Peaches and passion fruit with a great malty backbone.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3777) - South Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2016
On tap at Yardhouse. Clear, orange amber body with a very good head and good lacing. Aroma is hoppy and fruity with citrus, other but fainter tropical fruits, and caramel. The flavor is also fruity but not hoppy by American IPA standards. Drinks like an AmericanPale Ale that’s loaded with caramel malt and made with some Belgian yeast. Not a bad thing.blends Feel medium plus body with medium ight carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (3547) - 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 (326) - 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 (6978) - 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.


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