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Alvinne Blond Cuvée Speciale

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Alvinne Blond Cuvée Speciale
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Formerly brewed at Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Style: Belgian Ale
Moen, Belgium

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A beer that came out wrong by mistake, hence the moniker "Cuvée Speciale".


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (8389) - Bochum, GERMANY - APR 19, 2009
(33cl bottle, 6.5% abv) Hazy, orange golden colour with a huge foamy white head. Dusty and yeasty, sweet malty aroma with notes of ripe lemon. Sourish and slightly bitter-tart flavour, medium bodied with a lively carbonation. Slightly wheaty and almost astringent citrus- and lemon-fruity, yeasty taste which covers everything else; dry and sourish tart finish. Probably beyond its prime time as the bb-date is not visible anymore (19.IV.09).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5353) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2008
33cl, retired brew, last tasted one year ago, exclusive, from the brewery, easy to drink, not balanced, cloudy, rocky head, nice brew

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2008
As TBone says "I suppose that this the right one even it doesn’t mention "Cuvée Speciale": it is 6.5% and contains: "water, pilsmout, tarwemout, hop (challenger en ek goldings), korrelgist lesaffre T58"."

Pours out beautifully with a humongous head, especially with the Alvinne glass. A thick golden color with some slightly visible carbonation. Aroma is as usual for Alvinne, yeast gone wild, this is in the form of milky-pineapple with an airy Belgian feel and sweet candy. Taste is nicely different with the pilsner malt coming through and the esters are died down just a tad. Sweet finish but the strong carbonation chases away any negativity from that. My only complaint is that house yeastiness is so prevalent in all there beers that it is becoming a bit boring. Also, since when is a mistake beer become a "Speciale" beer, its like trading cards.
33cL bottle @ Bierbrasserie Cambrinus, BB 03/2009, in a large Alvinne tulip on 5/19/08.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2364) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. We ware the first who drinked this beer, at a taste-evening on febr. with Glenn & Davy from Alvinne. This is a special brew, by mistake. Aroma and taste is very hoppy with a good mix of sweet and bitterness. A very good aftertaste. But ill prefere the Alvinne Blond

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12329) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2007
Bottled, alc. 6.5%
I suppose that this the right one even it doesn’t mention "Cuvée Speciale": it is 6.5% and contains: "water, pilsmout, tarwemout, hop (challenger en ek goldings), korrelgist lesaffre T58". Hazy orange color, small white had. Perfumic hoppy aroma with hints of, leather an fruits. Medium-bodied. Dry, but fruity, some sourness, slightly cardboardish malty. Bitter, soapy aftertaste with touch of lemon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2007
Bottled. Hazy yellow colour, mediumsized white head . Aroma is sweetish sour/bitter and quite acidic. Flavour is quite much the same. Some slight fruityness also shows in it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4755) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2007
From bottle at 12de Vilvordia BierProefFestival. Hazy golden with a huge, rocky Duvel-like foam. Fruity hop aroma. sweet maltiness, matched by fruity hop bitterness. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2007
A very special brew. A beer made by mistake. An error of the hop adding made it a mixture of Alvinne Blond and an Alvinne Extra. A very hoppy smell and a nice mix of sweet and bitterness. A very good aftertaste. We hope that they will repeat it because it is a very nice beer


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