Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed with American bittering hops.

Beer known as íViven Smoked Porterí in the US.

Trappistenbier's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trappistenbier (49) - - MAR 24, 2010
Viven Porter, a SMOKED Porter at 7.0 vol%. This is the first commercially available smoked porter made inside Belgium! A revelation! Notice the care thatís been taken for the image. Black lettered labels and capped with a black crown cork. This beer pours completely black ! The foam is creamy and brown colored. Folks, thatís already a sign of quality ! Now, this is stunning folks ! I already had this beer at the Bruges Beer Fest, and was already surprised by it. This time, some bottle conditioning has even done some more complexity. Nosing immediatly gives roasty and smokey accents, and this in perfect harmony with - again - fruity yeasty flavours. Tasting gives a very thick beer. Wow, what a dense liquid. I taste sweetness, smokey malt flavours, tobacco, fruits (plums-raisins-dried fruit), roasty malts, coffee. Again, an amazing brew this is from Dirk Naudts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (566) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Zwart met een volle bruine schuimkraag geroosterde mout in de geur en smaak met een redelijk volle afdronk nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (11941) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle 330ml (BDLX)
Dark brown color, steady small brownish head. Aroma has toasted malts, a bit of smoke and tart notes. Medium-bodied. Sweetish malty, some tar and smoke. Light hoppy note. Quite special Belgian beer but it is of course brewed by Proef who know the stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (329) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
Thick black with nice creamy light brown head. Lots of smoke, quite meaty, toast, some chocolate and apricot fruitiness. Quite dry and bitter in the finish, medium bodied with creamy feel and slight watery towards the end. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (881) - Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
UPDATED: APR 16, 2014 Pours pitch black with a medium tan head. Smells mildly smokey with hints of chocolate. Taste is smokey with hints of roast and sweet malt. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Viven Smoked Porter finishes with a mild smokiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trappist1 (361) - Diest, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2014
black color, full brown head. nose: roasted malts, coffee, mocha, candi sugar, but also something metallic in the back. taste: roasted to even burned malt, chocolate. bitter finish, little bit too much carbonated, lively, lacks punch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (67) - NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of smoke, tarmac, butterscotch. Taste: smoke, coffee, chocolate, some vanilla and cheese. Bitter, smooth, pretty smokey porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moolesen (108) - NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Black with a brown head. Nose: smoked bacon, tarmac and some liquorice. Strong taste of smoke, but at the same time subtle. This is a very nice beer. Long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (1473) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
What a great balanced beer this is. It has all the things that make a porter great but never too much, just plain beautiful. Bottle from Van Erp Roden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1472) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 2, 2014
Bottle at Brugs Beertje. Black color, brown head. Bitter taste with smoke, coffee, nuts, chocolate, licorice and roasted malts. Bitter finish with coffee, hops and licorice. Excellent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerardgathier (140) - - APR 1, 2014
dark coloured beer with a small mocha head. roasty malt aroma with a sweet mocha. taste is roasty malts coffee and sweet mocha. medium body

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