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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2010
Bottle@Home. Very much surprised by this beer. Brett aroma. Light sourish, sweet, fruity, light bitter. Quite complex brew yet highly drinkable. Extra points for the exceptional flavours.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 (Bottled, 0.75l) Hazy darkish amber with a small, firm head. Tart and wineous nose with peachy wild yeast, and a touch of acidity from the grapes. Mildly tart, bretty and fruity flavor with plenty of yeast, a touch of acidity, cloves and some cherries. Almost medium body with low, yet slightly fizzy carbonation. Quite mild and mellow overall, but quite enjoyable. Will cellar the other bottle for some years to let the brettanomyces really kick in. 4264 (Revisit 2013-11-02: Still only mild tartness present. Quite berry-fruity, not very interesting, almost watery. Good, but expected more.)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3567) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2010
Bottle at 2nd BBF @ De Molen. Nice rounded aroma with clearly some fresh grapes and red wine. Still very well balanced and only slightly sour and somewhat sweet. Very nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holy (834) - GERMANY - JAN 6, 2011
2009 Bottle@BBF 2010. I really enjoyed this one! Slightly sour, a hint of wild ale and wine. Very nicely balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7430) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5069) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Churchkey’s menu says "Sour Ale Aged in French Burgundy Wine Barrels w/ Dutch Blue Boskoop Glory Grapes" - so I’m assuming this is it. Poured a brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was sour grape notes, yeasty funk, touch of berry I’d guess. Pretty enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5102) - Utah, USA - DEC 11, 2011
750ml bottle from Belgium
Appearance: Clear dark golden with a small off-white head and spotty lacing
Aroma: Tart, dusty caramel and grapes
Taste: Tart grapes, spices with a dry finish
Very nice and drinkable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21509) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle at PreZBF at Alvinne. Cloudy amber coloured with a medium sized off white head. Fruity aroma of oak and vanilla with notes of red wine. Fruity and light acidic flavour of wood and vanilla with notes of hops. Tart finish of wood.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2009
Bottle. Amber color. Vinous aroma with vanilla, grapes and cherry. Light sour flavor with grapes, vanilla, just a touch of oak and toffee. Vinous notes. First rate thirst quencher, but not as complex and sour as I thought it would be.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2009
Bottle thanks to mes at mesandsims. Alround rating: Exccellent stuff this, its like an acidic toffee apple of a drink, the yeasts and grapes really work well together and make it massivly drinkable.


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