Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed with American bittering hops.

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

Gerardgathier's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerardgathier (367) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OllieBBommel (1136) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (251) - 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.

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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coldbrewky (1457) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BobyFischer (105) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (1840) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Looks inviting with a big creamy head. Aroma and taste are unusual in a chocolate-covered-bacon kind of way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielyabu (1252) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 1, 2014
large frothy light brown. good lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick black body. aroma: moderate malty, smoke. if: light sweet bitter, salty hints. ff: light sweet moderate bitter salty hints; long duration. palate: medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Backbone maltada, com presença defumada e salgada por todo o gole, dando um toque especial, inusitado. Muito saborosa. Lembrança bem leve de café. Puxa mais pra smoked que para Porter. 90 s

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3525) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a massive creamy beige head, smoke and roast malt aroma, taste has smoke, sweet milk chocolate, some roasted malt, hint of coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjik83 (654) - - NOV 20, 2014
33cl flesje via Het Bierhuis, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 7% Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk: zwart met mooie crèmelaagje Aroma en smaak: gerookt, koffie, chocolade, vanille Conclusie: aparte gerookte smaak, niet slecht ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle @ De Republiek, Brugge. Black with a thin creamy off-white head. Has a mid and healthy roasted malt aroma and taste. Not overstated and a relatively easy drinking texture for it.

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