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Brewed by Brouwerij Alvinne
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Moen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in Burgundy wine casks.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1623) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a clear deep nut brown colour with no head. Sweet and woody aroma of leather, roasted almonds, liqueur, oak, and alcohol. Very sour taste with bitter plumskins, heather, red currants and more sweet berries in the end. Rich and sticky mouth feel, and medium berry bitterness. A very sour ale but develops in the mouth with different kinds of berries. Would be more balanced along with food.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Dark brown ale with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Excellent retention. The aroma is roasty, vinous, chocolaty, caramely and acidic – chocolate covered sour cherries, French oak, red wine and caramel. Smells very much like a porter that was transformed into a wild ale. Full-bodied and creamy with modest carbonation. The flavor is caramel, chocolate, toasted nuts and sour cherries. Finishes tart, tangy, moderately roasty and mildly bitter

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (5359) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2013
On tap @ HaandFestival 2013. Dark brown-hued orange, tiny white head. Nose is mild lactic sour tones, oak, grains, hints of caramel, cinnamon and light cereals. Smooth. Taste is similar, with lactic sour notes up front, then grainy caramel and wood in the back. Hints of red wine and grape peel. Medium body and carbonation. Nice sour.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westchesterco (1790) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Appearance dark brown with slight tan Head aroma dried cherries. Taste very sour cherry with a sour after after taste lingers on the palate

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (5978) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
From a bottle shared at home. Pours a very dark, almost black, reddish brown with a thin off white head. Sour cherry aroma. Flavors of red fruits and oak with a tart finish.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Chudwick (2767) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2013
11.2oz bottle - pours brown with large bubbly head. nose is Styrofoam and cork - smells promising. Flavor hits you with sour berries and wood. aftertaste is smoky. makes my nose sweat like OJ does when I see Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Definitely vinous. Sour. Maltiness becomes apparent as it warms. I think I am done with this style. I could just get malt liquor and drop sour gummy worms in it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2013
0.15l @Haand. Dark brown with a offwhite medium head. Typical brown flemish aroma. Sour caramel, fruity and raisin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (4700) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2013
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Dark brown, almost rustic color- very little foam. Aromas of dried fruits , malt, red wine, oak- very Nice yeast influence. Medium body & high complexity . High sourness, good bitterness- and quite a lot of tannins. Very enjoyable

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7262) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle.Pours brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of sour berries, some malt, vinegar and caramel. Flavor is sweet and sour with some vinegar, sour red berries, some oak, malt, grapes and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (10865) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, fruits, tart, vinegar. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium sour with a dry sour and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft to flat.


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