overall
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style
Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Sijsele, Belgium

bottling
unknown

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 542   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerardgathier (512) - - 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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zilverenmaan (150) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2017
Very dark brown, this one, almost black even. Head dark beige, rather small but never completely disappearing. Some lacing. Aroma: lots of woody smoke, some sweet undertones. Taste of smoked malts, distinct coffee-like bitterness. Mouthfeel creamy. Carbonation soft but affecting the taste a little.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
schavuitje (203) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2017
Zie een koffie met cremelaag schuim,geur rokerig en romerig,smaak koffie rook zoete room donkere mouten,in de afdronk romige rook bovengemiddeld

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaserov (593) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 17, 2017
Color negro con capa de espuma marrn de cuatro dedos de grosor (grumosa y de muy buena retencin). Carbonatacin mnima. Textura oleosa. Aroma ahumado, torrefacto, chocolatoso. Sabor torrefacto, acaramelado, ahumado (toques de carne ahumada o bacon), chocolatoso. No capto caf, la verdad, pero puede ser cosa ma. Postgusto ahumado y a caramelo y chocolate. Hecha a las mil maravillas. Podra ser perfectamente una Porter de cabecera si no fuera porque no es precisamente fcil de conseguir.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchMark (392) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2017
Good one. Deep dark with a beige head and medium carbonation. Aroma is nicely smokey. Flavor has smoke, dark chook late, burned malt and bitter hops. Rich full flavor. The smoke is prominent but overpowering.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sdmmb (1826) - BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2017
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought from beer discovery project. Enjoyable classical porter style ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PlutonowyMan (711) - POLAND - APR 30, 2017
Kolor ciemno br?zowy. Piana ma barw? jasno br?zow?, jest do?? wysoka i trwa?a bardzo ?adnie zdobi szk?o. W aromacie palono?? i nuty dymione, w?dzone. Delikatnie kawa i czekolada. Ale i tak, wiod?ce nuty to akcemty ogniskowe. Smak to akcenty ogniskowe, gorzka kawa, palono?? s?odw, i s?odycz karmelu. Wysycenie ?rednie, pasuje, piwo od Viven ma do?? oleist? i "grub?" faktur?, jest g?adkie i pe?ne.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fraerm (10) - Misterbianco, ITALY - APR 30, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2017 Schiuma beige molto bella. Aroma molto affumicato, quasi speck. Cioccolato e note di caff. Anche al gusto si ritrova un affumicato predominante, esagerato. Favolosa nel suo essere esagerata. Un po troppo....

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
niquillis (2601) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2017
Keg at Den Engel, Leek. Pours black brown with a light creamy tan head. Very smooth, dark fruit, light smoke, hop finish. Very good.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jybi (262) - FRANCE - APR 12, 2017
Voici une trs belle russite de la brasserie Viven (brasserie oprante De Proef bien entendu). Mais cela est plutt rcurrent de leur part. Cette Viven Porter a tout dune grande. quilibre parfait, armes pleins, la fois subtils et de caractre, avec notamment ces armes fums trs prsents en fin de bouche (sa dnomination Smoked Porter aux Etats-Unis lui convient dailleurs merveille). En verre, cette Porter est race, dun noir total avec une mousse brune stable 3 mm dpaisseur. Le nez en impose; sur bonne intensit et une complexit intressante. Les armes de fum prdominent, mais sous ceux-l, les notes de caf, de chocolat est dalcool brler se laissent dceler et sentremlent dune fort belle faon. La premire partie de la dgustation, trs habilement, ne laisse pas les armes de fum sexprimer (sans quoi la bire aurait t trs certainement curante). Lattaque se fait sur un bel quilibre malt/houblon sur des notes de fruits rouges mrs et une pointe de chocolat. La seconde bouche marque des notes de caf plus prgnantes avec des variations autour de la cerise. Larrire bouche est quant elle pleine et suave sur des armes de fruits mrs. Le travail sur le malt est magistral. La fracheur arrive alors, avec une amertume gagnant en intensit et des armes fums allant crescendo vers un final long o le fum reste longtemps en bouche, accompagn de petites notes dpices. De la trs grande matrise brassicole! Sans faute. Tout est justement dos et lalcool ne titrant qu 7 % Abv est utilis de faon exceptionnelle. Le 5 ntait pas loin, juste un ressenti personnel, le petit petit complment dmotions me manquant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MPA (997) - Amager (form. Nrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - APR 4, 2017
Bottle. Black with large beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts and ashtray. Sweet flavour with mild chocolate, cocoa, smoke and a light roasted malt bitter finish. A bit too sparkly and light on the tongue for my preferences and since the Limfjords-porter is my favourite and even cheaper, I cant see myself going for this unless Im hosting a tasting.


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