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Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (856) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 16, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL from dcmchew. Thanks! Look: pitch black, beige frothy to creamy head. Aroma: light licorice or minty (hops?), light smoke or rather ashy, black malts - some coffee and black chocolate. Some acid fruitiness is revealed when it is warmed up. Taste: very dry roasted and ashy, thinnish body, and dry moderate bitterness in the finish. Again, a drop of sweetness appears by the time you finish the glass.

An ’Irish stout’ kind of porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
seynie (167) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2014
Black with a creamy beige top. Cigarette buds, coffee grind, a bit of creamy sweetness, burnt caramel. Not my cup of tea but a well crafted beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2666) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2014
Bottled. Pours pitch black with an average, lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, a little smoke and licorice notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry with a little bitterness. Medium bodied, creamy texture and soft carb. A lovely Porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1408) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (1765) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours black with tan head. Lots of smoked malts coming through, smooth and very nicely balanced with a little tobacco and the tiniest touch of sweetness. Dry finish. Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (3492) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. Pours black to brown with a nice beige head, aroma of coffee, chocolate, cherry, wood and tobacco, flavor of coffee, cigarette, cherry, wood, malt and tobacco, medium bodied. nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at Borup. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of hops with notes of soap and smoke. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel and chocolate. Roasted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2163) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle@Borups - black pour with beige head. Roasted malty aroma and taste, chocolate, mocha, caramel, herbal hoppy notes in there as well. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5944) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of smoke, roasted malt, caramel, coffee, dried fruit and hoppy notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1102) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Black in the glass. Smoky aroma similar to Acht Schlenkera but not as assertive. Clean roasted malt flavor with a touch of smoke, cocoa and coffee. Overall, a solid brew...


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