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Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 329   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.


yngwie's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13345) - Kristiansand, - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle. It pours a dark brown body, unclear, and topped by a creamy, minimal sized light beige head. Rather smoked aroma, ham and some old bonfire. Some cocoa and forest. Creamy, soft mouthfeel and semi-dry. Some alcohol warmth too. Ham, bonfire hints and cocoa in the flavor, nice bitterness too. Lasting roasted and bitter finish. Some yeasty hints. Certainly not a beer I’d expect from Belgium, but it’s pleasant indeed. 130516


1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2014
Ik drink al niet zo graag Porter-bieren en dit was geen uitzondering, ik vond het echt niet lekker

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (634) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 08.01.16. Pours dark brown-black with tan head. The head stays. Aroma is roast, fruits, creamy, some smoke. Flavor is bitter & sweet, intense roast, fruits, licorice, smoke, ash. Palate is creamy. Finish is creamy roast bitter with some sweet notes. Overall: very nice brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (588) - HUNGARY - AUG 15, 2014
0.33l bottle. Pitch black body, light brown head. Aroma of smoke, leather, coffee and earth. Taste of smoke, coffee, reisins and floral hops. Very nice smoked beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6010) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle: Deep brown with a small fading head and not much lace. Now this is smoke! Lovely smoked nutty and dried dark fruit characteristics. Earthy and woody. Nice and surprisingly smooth drinker. Just spot on classic smoked beer... Why isn’t this listed as a smoked beer?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2031) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2014
Flaska från bier-deluxe. En stabil strong porter från Viven som sannerligen inte gör speciellt belgisk öl. Alla typiska portersmaker, värmande alkohol, fruktig, kaffe, mörkt rågbröd, soja, torv, relativt söt, lätt beska. Riktigt god.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10828) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle from Det Bette Ølhus. Black with a big and lasting brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, lots of smoked meat and hard roasted malt. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. 060814

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adasko (245) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 5, 2014
In aroma it has dark, tanned, sweet malts. It’s totally black, non-transparent, nice beige head and lacing. In taste it’s very tanned and has a notes of dark chocolate. It has rather small body and it’s a bit to much carbonated, what I don’t like so much in porters. But in the end it has this super cool aftertaste of this dark chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4378) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from bier-deluxe.de. Almost black color with huge beige head. Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate in aroma. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, ash, wood. Coffee bitter finish. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (801) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
330ml bottle, pours black with a tan head, aroma is chocolate malt, roasty and light smoky, palate is a thinnish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (491) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2014
Black pour with a thin pale tan head. Smoky, malty, coffee aromas. Taste - roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, quite dry, finishes with a little bitterness and slight aniseed. Pretty good porter


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