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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Another beer made at Alvinne for/by ’t Alternatief. Very hopped with Saaz hops to 44 IBU.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BonVoeux (40) - Beveren-Leie, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2008
Bottle, via Vanden Bussche. Dark gold - amber clor, nice white head. Yeast aroma, bit spices. Flavour complex but good in balance. Great hops, and nice bitterness. VERY GOOD BEER !

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
corkyrory66 (700) - BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2014
Bière ambrée artisanale du hobbybrewer Piet Salomez, qu’il définit comme une « original belgian ale », donc peut-être une spéciale, si on lit entre les lignes... Pour ratebeer, comme elle titre à 9 % abv, c’est évidemment une belgian strong ale... On connaît la chanson !! Pour nous donc, soit une ambrée forte, soit une spéciale belge ... Couleur ambre roux abricoté, avec un voile de matière. Bulles fines en colonne centrale. Mousse blanche avec texture œuf battu en haut, puis nappage crémeux à 3mm. Arômes de poire, pomme mûre, abricot, malt grillé et caramel, pointe de muscade et spéculoos. 1ère bouche soyeuse à veloutée, avec une entrée en matière dense, sur le malt caramel et du pain d’épices. Arrière-bouche pleine, riche d’autres nuances dont du pain complet et de la réglisse. 2ème bouche à la texture veloutée, pleine, aux saveurs fondues. Grand équilibre malt/houblon. 3ème bouche très agréable sur malt et réglisse. Arrière-bouche sur le malt cara, un rien trop sucrée. La longueur donne douceur, équilibre, et des nuances assez exotiques à certains moments (d’où l’appellation de original ale par le brasseur). La levure est douce, fine, sans aucune agressivité. Belle. L’alcool est bien progressif, efficace, mais question : n’accroît-il pas le sucré ? La finale est un rien trop sucrée pour le genre. CONCLUSION : bière très agréable, mais la finale est un peu monocorde et pour moi un rien trop sucrée. Pour une fois, je dois admettre que la même bière à 8 % abv au lieu de 9 serait peut-être mieux !!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl (bles festival) Hazy amber colored, with off-white head. Aroma: bit sweet, yeast, spice. Medium bodied. Taste fruity, hops, good bitterness, quite dry. Aalcoholtouch and yeasty finish. GOOD BREW !

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2011

05/01/2011 - 33cl bottle @ home (2011-5)

Somewhat cloudy dark amber to reddish orange beer, light beige rocky towering head. Aroma: fruity (peaches, apples and pears), hops, spices, pepper and alcohol. MF: lots of carbon, medium body, soft texture. Taste: fruity, agrum fruits, malts, hop. Aftertaste: green apples, spices, hops. Nice long finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (13233) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Appears to be a storm in the glass, vibrant orange. Aroma of distant hay. Nice sour taste with an acidic edge with notes of citrus. Very sour finish, but no dryness evident. Very nice one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
morpbeer (4) - perugia, ITALY - JUN 8, 2013 does not count
Schiuma bianca, abbondante fine e persistente, colore ambrato carico, aroma abbastanza intenso, inizialmente una punta di liquirizia, poi fragola e frutta sotto spirito, sapore abbstanza intenso e persistente, equilibrata, inizialmente dolce, amara sul finale. corposa

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerre (2723) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2007 Bottle, 33 cl. Drink this at the brewers home this afternoon. Orange-amber color, with dark white head. Aroma: spicy yeasty. Flavor is yeasty to. Taste is hopbitter, like it ! Drinkable for many people i’ll think.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Bottle at The Diamond.Poured a cloudy brown,like cloudy apple juice. The nose has some sourness to it. and was on the malty side. Interesting what I guess would be a combination beer, some american style hops, some sourness, all combined with belgian yeasts. Hoppy dry finish.Pretty tastey.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2009 (Bottled) Very hazy amber with a medium, tight and creamy head (well, after 3/4 of the beer had gushed out into the table and floor). Tart, caramely-fruity and herby-spicy, quite Orval-like aroma. Very fruity, plesantly tart flavor with some sweetness from the caramel malt, and a peppery-spicy, bitter-hoppy finish. Alcohol is fully hidden. Medium-bodied with slightly foamy carbonation. Need to resample this beautiful beer with a less "active" bottle. Update: tried another one, with the same results :(

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiddleBrau (962) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Poured hazy golden with dense white head. Funky sour, Bret aroma. Horseblanket, sour, gueuze like flavor. Carbonation is low so mouthfeel is full on the tongue. Sharp flavor but clean. Nice find at Dive 96 in NYC


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