Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Brewed with Tomahawk and Simcoe hops

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (5561) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2012
33 cl. bottle sampled @ Delirium Hoppy Loft // amber with a tanned white head // smell is loaded with fruity pine & pomegranate hops with a touch of candy sugar & caramel sweetness rounding them off, still definitely American // taste isn’t the instant blast of hops you expect, instead of slow start, touch sweet, caramel, candy sugar which blends into & moderates, fruity tangerine, pine, grapefruit, not quite a hop blast but very nice never the less / great idea, execution // one of the few & best American-style IIPA / IPA & the style in general in Belgium // medium, slightly caramel & hop body

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
manucorazzini (25) - Braine-L’Alleud, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2012
Beautiful amber color with white creamy foam. Nose is "supranatural" grapefruit!. Soft carbonation. Bitterness is very present without being excessive. Palate is smooth. Malty taste with fruity aftertaste. A Classic IPA - technically perfect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaartenRF10 (1720) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2013
Hazy amber, beautiful beige head leaving the perfect lace. Aroma is pineapple, mango and lychee hops. Full-bodied, bitter, medium sweet, very fruity (like aroma) beer. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
problyboutbeer (4) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2013 does not count
This is my first tasting of a Viven creation; poured from a bottle into a De Struise glass. The aroma sends a mixed message; citrus, interrupted by undertones of spruce. These two themes are carried into the the taste, where the spice of pine/spruce flavoring dominates. The flavor is more well-balanced here than the aroma. This beer has a very light body, and is an amber-orange color. Pours with a frothy white head that dissipates within minutes. When the yeast is mixed into the glass, there is a leathery flavor present Overall, I find it refreshing; a nice beer for the summertime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bozo_skeleton (755) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 22, 2014
Orangée au superbe colet et à la belle dentelle. Des aromes de folie, fruits exotiques, caramel, houblon aromatique très marqué. Superbe en bouche, l’amertume tapisse le palais sur la longueur. Les fruits et le caramel se mêlent à merveille.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
On tap at St Veronus. Opaque orange/brown bodybwith thick bubbly off white head, quickly disapating leaving spotty lacing. Strong pine notes, grapefruit, grass, orange zest. Elevated alcohol and it presents a subtle warmth on the finish, very well integrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OlafVonk (17) - - DEC 24, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 Een lekker ipa vol van smaak en body niet zo bitter als sommigen andere ipa?s. Smaak blijft hangen

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1337) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle from Choice Beverages. Pours a deep reddish/copper color with a medium off white head. The aromas are Citrus, dough, grass. The mouthfeel is dry, slightly bitter and has a medium body with good carbonation. A great beer! Cheers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy_Luke (720) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Piwo dostarczył... oczywiście Hopester. Kolor ciemnomiedziany, z fantastyczną, kremową, długo utrzymującą się pianą. Aromat bardzo intensywny - tropikalne owoce, głównie mango. W smaku spora goryczka, ale pozostawiająca przyjemny posmak w ustach. Do tego tropiki i moc przypraw. Mocy nie czuć zupełnie. Bardzo dobrze skomponowane i ułożone piwo. Super!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermaris (165) - LATVIA - JUL 28, 2015
On tap in Delirium Village in Brussels. Amber, cloudy. Intense bitter hoppy aroma and taste, lasts in aftertaste, with somw fruity notes. Good ipa

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