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Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial IPA
Sijsele, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 603   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with Tomahawk and Simcoe hops

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3.8
MoritzF (10199) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2011
(bottle, 33cl) Cloudy, amber to copper colour with a beige and tanned foamy head. Fruity and slightly piney hoppy aroma, also with flowery and spicy accents, accompanied by traces of cara-malt and delicately mouldy yeasty notes. Sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with dry-ish mouthfeel and a moderate carbonation. Shy cara-malt character with a cornucopia of hoppy flavours; bitter and quite dry lingering hoppy finish. Very pleasant. 14.VI.11

3.5
JorisPPattyn (10118) - BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2010
Huge amberish head over clear copper beer. Classical C-hops with lots of cakey malts to smell. Slightly soapy aroma and touches of caramel. Huge USA hops presence, but the malts promised in the nose are pretty much absent. Flavour turns hence out to clear, fresh hops, slightly fruity (grapes) & flowery, but the MF is rather thin, certainly for an "Imperial". Well-carbonated MF, despite no visual confirmation. Bit of harsh bitterness in the aftertaste. Certainly USA in the hops, but a bit... British in the mouthfeel.

3.5
gyllenbock (10033) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle. Hazy dark amber with a small white head. Nice, fruity aroma on this one. The taste was bitter, with malt and hops. Also notes of yeast. A decent DIPA from Belgium, I especially liked the taste of raspberries.

3.1
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
> A probably old bottle of what could be a decent DIPA

[ Bottle ][ Max’s BBF ][ 330mL ][ Mini Imperial Pint ][ Free ][ 2/15/14 ]
>> Thanks MrChopin for the share, thanks ajax25g for the rec. Hazy deeper orange pour. Good foam. Semen nose with chlorine and saltwater. Uhh. Cheese, chlorine as it warms. Taste is tangy, mild bitterness, some sweet orange. Not gross at all, just old and dusty.

<!> stale cheesy hops, semen aroma is offputting

3.8
mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
[7013-20141226] 330mL bottle. Orange hops aroma. Hazy, orange red body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter toasted orange peel and grainy orange hints in the flavour. Medium body is quite bitter. Good. (8/3/8-/4/15) 3.8
(@ Town Crier, Toronto, ON)

3.7
gunnar (9923) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pours clear golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of US hops, fruity and flowery. Taste is moderate sweet, good bitter grapefruit. Dry and powerful bitter end.

3.9
daniele (9888) - ITALY - NOV 2, 2011
ambrata buona schiuma piuttosto persitente naso luppolato americano piuttosto intenso con note maltate leggeremnte caramellate un tocco aspeziato in bocca il luppolo aromatico predemina anche con un buon corpo

3.8
douglas88 (9797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle from abv. Pours a cloudy dark copper color with a large white head. A big sweet fruity candy and hop nose. Dank bitter hops, rye, juicy, caramel, yeast, a bit of candy. A bit of warmth. Very sweet.

3.6
bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a light tan head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Grapefruit rind and pine flavor with light summer fruits. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Rind and pine lingers with light caramel and light summer fruits.

3.2
solidfunk (9734) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Some citrus and a little smoke bin this. Lots of resin. Hazy amber pour. Some caramelized malt. Bittersweet finish. A little odd. Tap at Churchkey.


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