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Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with American bittering hops.

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

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3.6
yoxik75 (159) - Wroclaw, POLAND - OCT 16, 2017
Piana obfita drobna , trwała, zdobi szkło. Kolor czarny. Aromat wędzonka ogniskowa, szynkowa, dominuje zapach. Smak podobnie wyraźne wędzone słody, palonośc, czekolada, lekko popiół, akcenty suszonych owoców, karmel. Ciało średnie, nagazowanie zauważalne, alkohol ukryty. Dobry wędzony porter.

4.6
Gangstergafje (1228) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2017
02-10-2017; bottle; at home (bought online at www.drankgigant.nl, Oost-Souburg, The Netherlands). The looks of the beer are near perfect. The color of the beer is near black. It is very dark, to dark to say anything about the clarity. In bright light the beer has a nice ruby red glow. On top of the beer some rough brown foam is formed. The majority of the foam collapses rather quick, leaving a minimal drape. A tiny bit of lacing is left on the glass. Nice. The smell of the beer is delicious. I like this. It has nice strong malt aromas. I smell salted caramel, some coffee, smoke, oak wood and a hint of chocolate. The malt aromas are both sweet and slightly bitter. Nice. The smell mainly consists of malt aromas. The hops are only very slightly present and give a slight refreshing touch. Not bad though. The taste of the beer is superb. There are again strong bitter sweet malts. There is salted caramel, smoke, BBQ, chocolate, coffee, a touch of liquorice. It is delicious. The malts are besides bitter and sweet also slightly salt, because of the smoke. Delicious combination. There are also some hop flavours. They are stronger than in the smell, but still very mild. They give a nice fresh touch, with a slight acidic feature. The beer is perfectly balanced. All flavours are represented, and in a perfect combination. The palate of the beer is nice. Full body, smooth texture and high carbanion. The high carbonation in combination with the alcohol tingles the tongue nicely. The finish contains nice alcohol, smokey malts and some nice fresh bitter hops. The hops are pretty present here. Lovely. All in all, a lovely porter. Belongs the top.

4.3
caribou43 (1152) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - SEP 27, 2017
I found this bottle in bierhandlung shop in Freiburg am Brisgau. I tried this nectar yesterday at home, coming back from the work. It was a really nice experience to try my first Belgian porter and I was not disappointed. It is a classical one, between a British and American style, we are close to one stout. Some "craft breweries" make porter but sometimes the taste is too watery and there is a lack of aroma. This one is well done with solid ingredients and you smell that directly at the nose. The color is a delicious black body, white and brown foam, normal carbonation. The taste is with perfect notes of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, liquorice, hop, some bitterness, well balanced, nothing to say more, next one please!!!!!!

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Garp1966 (7) - - SEP 20, 2017 does not count
De eerste Porter doe ik gedronken heb. Mooie donkere kleur met een goeie kraag. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
wilde_joost59 (256) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle at home. Deep brown, black color, thin beige head. Smooth aroma, smooth taste with bitterness. Expected more sweetness when I looked at it. Nice porter.

3.8
Anibyl (8) - - AUG 20, 2017 does not count
Viven porter is dark as hell and will be a good choice for porter-likers. Pleasant smell, perfect alcohol volume, good taste and bitterness.

3.6
faroeviking (11119) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 18, 2017
Botella. Negra. medium brown head. Aroma: roasted malt, chocolate and some. Flavour: Roasted malt, smoke, chocolate and dark fruit, good bitterness.

3.8
SylvainCFC (322) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2017
Bière d’un noir profond. Mousse brune, très bien calibrée, stable, compacte, crémeuse. Nez très fumé, salaison, jambon forêt noire, café noir. Bouche d’une texture presque crémeuse. Notes torréfiées et fumées, salaison. Texture très épaisse, crémeuse. Corpulence épaisse. Carbonatation très faible. Un poter fumé très bien réalisé, d’une texture moelleuse, gustativement simple et assez sec.

3.9
mauritsio (984) - FINLAND - JUL 25, 2017
Bottle from Carrefour Brugge. Black with large head. Roasted, coffee, quite sweet, round bitterness. Nice.

3.7
CraftyHare (110) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2017
330ml bottle pours jet black with foamy tan head. Aromas of molasses, charred wood, brown sugar and vegemite. Tastes of smoke, ash, cream and bacon, roasted malt, caramel malt and alcohol. Silky and creamy mouth feel with gentle carbonation. Long smooth savoury finish with a hint of bitterness. Lovely winter warmer.


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