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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Another beer made at Alvinne for/by ’t Alternatief. Very hopped with Saaz hops to 44 IBU.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12959) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours orange with essentially no head. Aroma seems similar to celery. Medium body with coarse, foamy carbonation. Flavor is mildly sour and wild. There’s nice light sweet fruit. Sweet and tart. Brilliant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (8000) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Bottle from City Beer. Pours clear urine yellow with a thin set of whitish bubbles and a sour fruit and vegetable aroma. There’s a strange yeast induced tart fruit flavor. Quite unique and tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
drpimento (2633) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Damn, another one that’s turning. Poured with a large cream colored foamy frothy thick head and lots of lace. Color is cloudy medium amber with sediment. Aroma is yeast malt powder earth woodsy spice. Flavor’s not as good as nose. Can tell it used to be decent but now getting fairly sour which dominates every thing else. Body’s not bad so is carbonation. If this was supposed to be a different beer, it could almost be good. But... Finish is dominated by sour too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3575) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 24, 2010
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a collection of tiny floating specks swirling about. There are many columns of equally small carbonation bubbles quickly rising to the surface. Moderate linen white head that lasted through three-quarters of the glass and left a thin coating of foam with each sip. Mild aroma of malt, yeast and some apple. The flavor is malt, yeast apples and pears. Not as heavily carbonated as the initial appearance would have you believe; there is no fizziness or prickliness on the palate. Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2010
Bottled, BB Jan 2011.. and it was eager to leave the bottle. Poured hazy peach with a huge, fluffy cap of custardy head that stuck around for the longest time.. sticky lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up warm, toasted bready sweetness accented by floral and catty hoppage plus some vanilla.. there was a definite sour component that didn’t necessarily help or hurt it. The flavor found lacto and pedio sourness laced throughout.. sweet, toasted breads and lighter fruity sweetness at the core.. the same floral and catty bitterness (mostly catty) from the nose surrounded.. little bit of pineapple too.. finished sour with an extra hit of residual sugars. Medium-bodied and over-carbonated on the palate.. the sourness became too much as the drink progressed.. beyond that, it was a decent-drinking, decent-tasting Belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
Bottle. Amber beer with a huge cream colored head. Caramel and yeast aroma with light spice. yeast and earthy flavor with spice and citrus. Medium bodied. Citrus (mostly lemon) lingers with spice and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Bottle from Sam’s in Durham. Poured into a Duvel glass. Cloudy dark golden-orange pour with slight green tint... must be a ton a hops. Literally a four-inch head pillowing out of the top of the glass by an inch. Lovely and big. Nose shows a good deal of mildly citric and grassy hops. Some yeast and grain. A bit sweet. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5017) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Pours deep gold into a snifter. Large congolmerate head recedes leaving spider lacing. Floral caramel aromas. Sharp carbonation upfront leads to a malty middle and a lasting bitter saaz finish. Alcohol well-hidden on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Tap at Max’s Belgian Fest 2010. Pours a hazy copper orange with a thin head- some lace. Aroma is earthy with leather hints, spicy hops, floral, green and a bit grassy with some light doughy malt and carapils sweetness. Flavor si wheat, cracker, doughy malts, light sweetness, toast, grass, spicy hops, herbs and more grass a bit astringent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (2241) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2010
11.2 ounce bottle in oversized wine glass. Hazy dark orange with nice flat white head and lace. Spicy bready mildly citrus tart aroma. Fruity peach mild sweetness with assertive citric spicy bitterness and mildly tart citric dry finish. Pretty nice combination of flavors, fairly complex. Light, slightly waxy texture and a touch fizzy. Pretty good.

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