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Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 505   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with American bittering hops.

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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Majek (713) - Ząbki, POLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Very dark brown colour with big and frothy head. Intensive aroma of smoked wood, roasty malts and chocolate. Taste is light sweet and moderate bitter in the finish. Quite long and dry aftertaste. Medium to full body. Soft carbonation. Perfect balance of smoked and porter accents.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pcd1956 (27) - Purmerend, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2013
caramel, black, hazy, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, creamy, soft carbonation, astringent, iT taste good,not long ,but iT,s a beer what you can drink à little bit more then one bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (705) - FRANCE - DEC 27, 2013
Bière noire avec un col moyen de mousse brune qui retombre assez vite. Au nez, le malt fumé domine, mais si on laisse la bière s’aerer des notes de café apparaissent. En bouche, c’est l’inverse, les notes de café appraissent en premier, pour laisser peu à peu la place au fumé. L’amertume est présente, la levure et l’alcool également ce qui lui confère un petit côté belge. Longueur en bouche qui tend vers l’infini. Excellent !

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4500) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Temporary rating. At some point I might re-write this.

Dark blackish brown, small brown head, rather quick diss, small trace. Malty, roasted malts, cookie dough, milk chocolate, toasted cereal, sweetened coffee, hay, tiny sour, dry soil, tiny smoke, Sweet, bitter, malty, roasted malts, dark bread, banana bread, dark grapes, lemon zest, hay, dry soil, milk choc, watered down coffee, smoked ham, round, soft, tart, medium. Bitter, sour, roasted malts, dark bread, dark choc, dark grapes, moist wood, cereal, hay, lemon zest, smoked ham Not sure it’s supposed to be sour but it kinda suits the beer so all in all a solid beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerman33190 (87) - FRANCE - DEC 25, 2013
Aromas of coffee, ash, carbonised wood, dark chocolate. Rich texture, bitter taste with sweet overtones, coffee and choco again. Not my favorite style but the palate alone lets you know there’s quality there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2013
Pitch dark small light brown head. Roasted nalty aroma dark fruits molasses. Flavor is. Hard roasted malts coffee dry great porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GSAP (693) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
Rook, oldskool pleisters, zuurvlees en licht zoetje als aroma. Smaak is gebrande noten, bbq saus en donker zoet, met spelende koffiebitters. Weinig koolzuur op bijna zwart.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msbernac (1917) - Krakow, POLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle Aroma-coffee, smoke Appearance-black, hazy, tan foam, Taste-light sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate-full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Overall-perfect

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwalking05 (4587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
11.2 oz bottle. Black in color with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of smoke, ham bone soup, leather and roasted malts. Taste is of smoke, roasted malts, tobacco, leather and coffee. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle. The look is dark, brown to black in color, tannish head. The smell is smoke, roast, malts, bbq, and nice. The taste is malt, smoke, malt, rich, big and good.


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