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Brewed by Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Moen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beer, fermented with wild yeasts, with addition of grapes, lagered for months on Burgundy wine barrels.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8749) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle @ Craft Beer Co., London. Dark copper to light red color, no head. Smell sour, red fruits, lightly grapes, slightly musty. Taste light to medium sour. Nice round taste, no harsh sourness. Some grapes and lightly wood as well. Good carbo, full body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8014) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2009
Good dark, off-white head, creamy, over well-carbonated, amber-orange beer. Alcohol and fusels, vanilla, even to the impression of ice cream, and fresh, new oak. Vanilla, fresh greenery, enhanced by very obvious carbonation. Fruity finish, with strawberry, apples, raspberry and more vanilla - anything but grapes, it seems. Quite OK body for the ABV, on the verge of overcarbonated, which is kind of strange for a B-A beer. Nice, drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8006) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2009
2009-08-01. Hazy pastel golden body body, modest beige head. (3+) Interesting aroma, fruit/wood/bourbon? (6+) Flavour is a bit muddled, light sour touches, wood, mild malt is odd. Average palate. Meh. Okay, but muddled at times, doesn’t come together very well at times. Bottle at BCTC

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
Bottled 75 cl at the epic sour beer tasting at _angst_ place, on February 11, 2012
Brought by _angst_, thanks!
BottledJune 2010
Hazy dark copper color, off-white head. Sweet and acidic scent. Semi sweet, dry, wood, acidic, currants taste. Moussy mouthfeel, very low bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
On tap. Pours with a hazed deep brown body with a small tan head. Aromas are jammy, grape, sour, red wine, vinous. Medium esters and medium acidity. Dimetapp. Flavors of Dimetapp, grapes, medium sour, very vinous. Light leather notes. Lively bubbles, medium-dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7183) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle at Het Oude Schooltje, thanks to Dale. It pours hazy dark red-brown, with a thick off-white head. The nose is sour Granny Smith apple, tart lemon, wild strawberry and bret. yeast. The taste is juicy tart cherry, strawberry, raspberry, red grape, Granny Smith apple, farmyard and wood with a long tart finish. Not overly complex, but very drinkable stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (7179) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2009
Bottle. High creamy and lasting white head. Hazy orange body. Malt grapefruit caramel brett sour aroma and flavor with low carbonation and a long aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle at home.
An awesome clean golden brown colour. Amazing calvados / apple aroma with caramel, burnt sugar, excellent fruity notes and just the right amount of barrel. The flavour is even better. Again the barrel notes are stunning and in perfect harmony with the fruit, wine and tarty sourness. Excellent dry mouth feel makes it hugely drinkable. Not brimming with complexity but what it does, it does exceptionally well. Basically it’s superb wine barrel notes with a simple but excellent base beer. Alvinne continue to go from strength to strength.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (7050) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Tasted at the big “SeaBass has got to go” tasting courtesy of fogdog. Pours murky deep copper with thin white head. The aroma is tart and berry like along with some sour and tart crushed aspirin. The taste is thin on the palate and pulls up notes of berry tartness or maybe cranberry along with tart and drying and almost chalky tart crushed aspirin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6859) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2011
bottle 66cl from Alvinne Biershop. Batch#2, from 2009, bottled in June 2010. Ambrée brumeuse, presque pas de mousse si ce n’est qcq bulles le long du verre. Arôme de barrique et vin rouge, léger malt et caramel. En bouche, agréable et très léger, avec la levure Morpheus qui se fait discrète.Ressent un profile moyennement aigre le tout sur des notes boisées avec ce profile fruité rouge/raisins agréable. Petite pointe d’épice sur la fin.


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