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Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with American bittering hops.

Beer known as ’Viven Smoked Porter’ in the US.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
javiercrasher (158) - Granada, SPAIN - JUN 14, 2014
Negra, con una buena capa de espuma de burbuja fina y color café que desaparece lentamente dejando el encaje en el vaso. Aroma suave a ahumado y algo de chocolate. Cuerpo medio y no excesivamente carbonatada, cremosa pese a no tener mucho cuerpo. En boca ligera presencia del dulzor del chocolate, algo de lúpulo, café y malta tostada, todo ello en una agradable nube de humo. Alcohol muy bien integrado. Una gran cerveza con muy buena relación calidad precio.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (204) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
33CL bottle from Valhallas Goat in Glasgow Aroma is grain with light chocolate and a bit of smoke taste is dry with chocolate and again a little bit of smoke body is slightly thin for A B V , A NICE BEER BUT MORE OF A STOUT THAN A PORTER

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1073) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield. Very dark, clear, cola brown. Minimal, bubbly, tan head. Blackcurrant. Dark malt. Some liquorice. Some smoke. Taste is fruity dry. Smokiness on the palate. Overly carbonated, though. Sweetness on the finish. Mostly dry. Light bitterness, too.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (1620) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 11, 2014
At a tasting, thanks Tom,Stable medium bubbly head, almost completly opaque black colour, aroma of tobacco, smoked nuts and dirt, flavour of dark chocolate, rum baba, nuts and cream filled chocolate,light sweet and quite rounded, mellow medium bitterness. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (476) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
Black with airy, offwhite head. Sourish, slightly smoky aroma. Flavour has as a lot more smoke, surprising. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle, 7.0%. Sweet and roasted aroma, vanilla, mild smoke. Black colour. Stable light brown head. The flavour has a nice roasted note along with a little smoke and a mild sweetness. There is also a little flowery hop note, giving it a bit of jam character. It has a very late, and very bitter roast barley bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (2885) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle @ D-Day in Mojnlandet :-) Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy tan head. Clear aroma of roast, malt, and coffee. Bitter, roasty and smoky flavour, with touches of malt and coffee. Hints of liquorice and yeast. Roasty aftertaste with sweetish hints. A very nice porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (62) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle. Dark as the night, virtually no light permeates. First smell is metal welding smoke, woodchip smoke, dark dark coffee beans, ends with a hint of creamy vanilla and overripe banana. Taste is very smokey (which abates with subsequent sips), nice undertone of dark chocolate, slightly creamy. Ends bitter like coffee beans. Aftertaste reminds of tobacco and espresso. Serious winter stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3109) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Znakomite, niemal doskonale. Porter porzadnie czarny i porzadnie podwedzany. Stanowczo wytrawne i wedzone czarne piwo ze spora iloscia mazi w butelce. Piana szaro brazowa, gigantyczna, a po czasie zamiast opadac wrecz sama rosnie. Spodziewalem sie dobrego piwa a otrzymalem super smaczne. Naprawde nie ma sie czego przyczepic. Goraco polecam

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5614) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. Black with a big brown head. Aroma of roast, coffee, some cocoa notes and mild smoky touch. Roasty and mildly smoky flavor with coffee, dark chocolate, a fruity note and a smoky finish. Rounded mouthfeel, slightly creamy. Very nice.


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