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Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 397   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1260) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle from Choice Beverages. Pours black with a thin dark tan head. The aromas are roasted coffee, chocolate, smoked wood. The mouthfeel is dry, bitter and slightly watery with a heavy body and good carbonation. Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ozckr (326) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 5, 2015
toast, roasty, resin, black, hazy, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, lively,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (298) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Opaque black color with brown medium thick head. Smoke, liquorices, roasted malt and caramel in aroma. Taste is malty with long quite dry aftertaste. Flavors of smoke, roasted malt, ripe fruits and dark chocolate. Drinkable but tasty porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AbouAli (187) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2014
on tap @Moeder Lambic Couleur noir, mousse importante couleur beige foncé. Nez torréfié et légèrement fumé, au goût aussi le malt torréfié et fumé. Une touche de de réglisse également.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (1097) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from Redmonds. Black pour, thin tan head. Rich milk chocolate and coffee nose. Crisp bitter flavour, fizzy notes, opens as it warms, introducing coffee and dark chocolate notes. Very light in body, quite fizzy. Short enough finish. Expected more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OllieBBommel (1194) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
33 cl bottle@home. Appearance: clear dark ruby brown with beige head. Aroma: roasted malt, some hops. Taste: some sour, medium bitter. Palate: sour bitter finish, medium carbonation. Overall: nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (353) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Slight beige head on top of a dark brown body. Aroma of roasted malt and smoke. Medium, slightly oily body. Taste has some smoky bacon, coffee, vanilla and a hint of red fruit. OK, not great.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
OlafVonk (17) - - DEC 20, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 Goede body en voil van smaak, koffie, rozijn en, houterig smaak ern bier om vaker te drinken.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coldbrewky (1489) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2014 Draft at de Wildeman Amsterdam. Shimmering slate black, decent sienna head. Slick body is a bit thin. I had worked up a considerable thirst on my walk This alone did not slake it. Advertised as a smoked porter....not much smoke at all..a decent porter, yet it seems the brewer was a bit stingy on their addition of "American bittering hops." More roast than hop IMHO. Next!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BobyFischer (130) - FRANCE - DEC 3, 2014
Robe noire d’encre parfaitement opaque.Mousse collante, gros col se réduisant, brune claire.Nez de malts torréfiés, café, chocolat.Trop froide pour le moment, attendre : 13h48. 13h53 : arômes de pralines, chocolat amer. En bouche parfaitement plate.Belle rondeur.Notes fumées discrètes mais bien présentes, malts grillés ronds, chocolat, amertume très discrète.Ni douce, ni amère, équilibrée, ronde. 14h : nez de caramel.De type bonbon.Caramel mou.Mais sans douceur, pas tellement sucré (j’aime). 14h03 : belle complexité, difficilement définissable. 14h05 : le fumé se développe en bouche; discret mais présent, subtil et délicieux. Porter de grande qualité.Très subtile, peut-être trop.


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