Viven Smoked Porter | Brouwerij Van Viven

Viven Smoked PorterViven Smoked Porter
BA SCORE
3.98/5
70 Ratings
Viven Smoked PorterViven Smoked Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Viven
Belgium
viven.be

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mwilbur on 05-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,441
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
70
pDev:
8.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 17
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of oberon
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours nearly black except for some dark brown through out the glass when held to the light,a great looking thick beige head atop that left multiple rings of broken lace as it settled into a frothy mass.Smoke and a tinge of iron starts out the nose, a light molasses element as well to give it a little sweetness, but it's still quite dry.The smoke is on the lighter side flavor wise with some unsweetened chocolate and brown sugar flavors coming into play.As the beer warms the sweetness is magnified and it gets a little sticky but the sweetness is never to big.A really nice smoked porter,all the flavors come together really well.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of womencantsail
3.33/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

Dark brown color with an off-white head. Moderate smokiness on the nose with roasted malt, a touch of toasted nuts, and some coffee. Maybe a hint of chocolate on the nose. The flavor is sort of watery. A touch salty and nutty along with the smoke. Mild meatiness. A little bit of bread flavor, too. Not really very impressive.

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4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this one.

A - dark brown with a thin brown head that has little retention

S - roasted malts, hickory smoke

T - roasty, woody, smoky, faint chocolate

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a pretty decent beer. It has an intense smokey aroma and flavor but it also has a solid malt character that matches nicely. It's easily drinkable and there's little palate fatigue. I'll definitely try to have this again.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.76/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of rfgetz
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, dark, near black with creamy cap of khaki froth. Leads with moderate notes of smoke before roasted malts, chocolate and light fruityness present themselves. Smoke note muted in taste, solid malt profile with heavy roasty, avoiding char, nice fruityness blends with chocolate and coffee notes, earthy. Medum bodied, smooth with a touch of grainyness. Solid smoked porter which could use a touch more of the smoke.

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4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch frothy tan head that stays around a while. There's a good amount of lacing, too. The aroma is very nice, it smells like smoked meats/malt, chocolate, and some burnt/charred malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but it's not quite as smoky. It tastes like smoked malts/meat, bittersweet and milk chocolate, burnt/charred malt, and some coffee. There's also a smoky and burnt/ashy bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth and slick with a good amount of carbonation. I think it's a good brew, I'll have to try some of the other Viven brews now! $3.99 a bottle.

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4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bavarian Lodge - Lisle, IL
L - black with a tan head
S - smoked malt, molasses, faint fruit and chocolate
T - smoky, rich, fruity, chocolaty, caramel
F - medium body, sweet and sticky
O - good smoked porter. I was hoping for a more prominent Belgian aspect with yeast, but it was pretty standard as far as smoked porters go.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Bung
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. quite a dark pour, a thin layer, pretty much just a ring of very light tan.

Aroma, dry cocoa and roast malt. Some charry smokey notes/

Taste, a faint tart plum up front, quickly goes to dark chocolate and roast malt. Some coffee and big cocoa finish. A little earthy anise. Smoked malt, if there is any, is very mild.

A little lighter in body and a slightly above average carbonation make this seem a little thin, but it coats ok. Drinks very easy as well. Alcohol is quite hidden.

Advertised as a smoke beer by the label, but really just a nice porter. Would get again.

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Viven Smoked Porter from Brouwerij Van Viven
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 70 ratings
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