6 December 2015

Special Beer Review - Viven Smoked Porter

I usually don't rush to post something, but the description of this beer on Untappd gave me pause and then made me chuckle. I dared not try to transcribe it myself, so I have copied it and brought it here for all to see.
This beer was a bit of a surprise. I have not had much luck trying Smoked beers. I had two beers from the German brewer Schtenkerla Heller-Brau Trum last year and both rated less than a 1/5. I nearly poured them both down the drain. but hey, I paid for them so I powered through.
This beer, however, was pretty well balanced with a stout like texture and dark chocolate, coffee and the aforementioned smoke combining to make a well balanced beer. It was a surprise and a pleasant one that made me very happy.
Now, to the point. Untappd often has descriptions of what to expect in the beer and they are for the most part helpful and informative. Something tells me this one came from some kind of Google translation.
Gebrouwen door de Proefbrouwerij
Brewed at De Proef, this is sold as Viven Porter in Europe and as Smoked Porter in the US. Viven Porter is a fairly bitter porter beer, smoked with beautiful buttons. Is for the beer connoisseur a sample force in a beer glass. Porter's finesse in the finish and creamy foam wreath give many beer teeth
It starts off pretty mundane but somewhere in the middle it goes completely off the rails and delves into the mysteries of language.
I am not sure why this made me laugh so much, but I am pretty sure it must be the beer teeth. Excellent and proper description of this bold and different brew.

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