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Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 420   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with American bittering hops.

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


paulvanpelt's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paulvanpelt (404) - Reusel, - SEP 25, 2013
Een bijna zwart bier met een stevige, mokka schuimkraag. Aroma van geroosterde mouten, as, koffie. Doet wat hartig, bijna zoutig aan. Smaak is droog, bitter. Zacht in de mond, laag tot medium levendig koolzuur, medium body.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (1345) - SPAIN - AUG 20, 2015
Tap / Tirador. @ Slainte. A: Black / Negro. T/S: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, slightly smoked / Malta tostada, chocolate, cafe, ligeramente ahumado.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6777) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle at café rose red. Pours black, nose is roasted, chocolate, light smoke, dark sugar, taste is sweet, roasted, bitter, smoky, thin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (2077) - Varberg, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2015
Flaska från Cerveceria Arte&Sana, Malaga. Mörkt brun med röda inslag. Beigt medelstort skum. Dofter av rostad malt, trä och lakrits. Smakinslag av rostad malt, kaffe, choklad, aska och lätt av sötlakrits. Medelkropp. Väl kolsyrig för min smak. Torr avslutning.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bygers (1004) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a black colour with medium brown head. Aroma of dark malt, chocolate, some coffee, mild smoke. Flavour is moderate sweet with a light bitter finish. Smooth and tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6141) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2015
Tap at BBF2015. Black, lacing milk foam head. Dry metallic salty nose. Medium light, salty dry body. Roast, light grainy body. Minerals, milk chocolate, licorice, fun on a Scandinavia palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (303) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
A black body full of brownish yeast flakes,with a frothy tan head that stays around and leaves a good amount of lacing. The aroma is very nice, it smells like smoked meat, chocolate, and some burnt malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but it’s not quite as smoky. It tastes like smoked malts/meat, bittersweet and milk chocolate, charred malt, and some coffee. There’s also a smoky and burnt/ashy bitter finish. Mouthfeel is on the thin side of medium, it’s smooth and slick with a fair amount of carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanfl (279) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUL 8, 2015
Ink black body. Medium beige head. Strong aroma of toasted malt, then smoke, coffee and chocolate notes. Flavour starts with caramel. The the toasted malt is taking most of the place bringing smoke with it. Light chocolate and coffee notes. Long finish, bitter it´a bitter then smoky. A good smoke aftertaste. Oily body, low carbo, nice mouthfeel. A good porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (1061) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 3, 2015
11.2 Bottle. Poured dark brown, minimal tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, fruit, smoked and some coffee. Taste is similar, some smoke, bacon like notes, coffee and certainly hoppy bitterness. Super interesting beer, quite enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4750) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours opaque black, large creamy brown head, nice lacing. Aroma is smoky, roasted malt, tobacco, ashtray. Flavor is very light sweetness, light plus bitter, light smoke. Full body.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZodiacM (340) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2015
Aangeraden door Bert’s Bierhuis. Ik zou zelf niet zo snel een Porter van Belgische makelij kopen, maar fijn dat ik dat toch heb gedaan. Een heel geurige porter, gebrande mout, rook, chocola, koffie. Ook in de smaak komt dat terug, deze is vol en rond van smaak, fris door de koolzuur. Lekker complex en diep, heerlijk.


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