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

bottled
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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in Burgundy wine casks.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (4135) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 29, 2012
Strawberry compote, Red berries, brown sugar. Deep black and no real head. Pretty sour, good fruit. (On tap at Borefts 2012)

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1592) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2012
330 mL bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Dark brown pour with a frothy beige head. The aroma really showcases the oak and red wine with only a hint of sourness. By the time I have typed this far the head has quickly disappeared. Surprisingly tart taste with an undercurrent of chocolate that helps to cut the sour bite. The marriage of red wine, oak, cocoa, raspberry, just a touch of coffee, and the slight warmth from the alcohol all blend together beautifully. An exceptional sour ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2012
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Light tart malty flavor with a lingering finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Aromas of chocolate, nuts and raisins. Yum. Sour raisin and nuts. Overall a very good Flemish sour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kindacold (223) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Pours dark red, no head. Smells like oak. Tastes like a stout mixed with a sour. Creamy charcoal and toffee mixed with vinegar and berries. Slightly sticky finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (3266) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle from Knightly on Orange Blossom. Medicinal looking deep brown pour with very little head that leaves a slim tan ring. Sweet tart, cherry, wood and dark fruit in the aroma. Tastes are oak, port, caramel, cherry, raspberry, vanilla, figs, vinegar. Oily texture. Light even sourness. Dry in the finish. I could drink gallons of this stuff - really nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (4953) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Grenade bottle at Brasserie V. Pitch black with a thin, oily beige head. Quite sour and vinous aroma. Grape, plum, funk. nice! Lactic smooth body/mouthfeel. Quite light and watery, really balanced by the sourness. A still black ale mixed heavily with a sour. Quite nice, delicate. One of my favorite styles, the sour black ale, and they nail it, as opposed to a lot of other wine barrel beers Ive had. Delicious, a great Belgian beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13574) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle during the Semi-Final Tasting at my place, London. Your welcome boys. Pours clear brown with a fine, white foam head. Sour nose of wet wood, grapes, berries and light vinegar. Very nice, well rounded flavor with more sour and lightly dry wood, cherries and purple grapes, mild vinegar. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Medium sour finish with lightly tart cherries and more grapes. Mellow, yet nice and complex and well balanced. And, as an extra bonus, this Alvinne bottle didn’t gush!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (5481) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle @ the Semi-Final Tasting. Cheers, Leighton! Deep brown color with no head. The nose is flanders red - deep cola-spiked cherries and funky sugars. Lightly vinous. The taste is more of the same, some cola with hints of soy sauce and balsamic vinegar, general spiciness. The body’s medium, the carbonation is reasonably soft. Overall, quite nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8515) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle at Leighton’s Euro Semi-Final tasting, thanks to Leighton. It pours opaque dark brown, with the thin beige film. The nose is balsamic vinegar, cherry, sweet-sour, hint of marzipan, wood and dark fruit. The taste is red grape, nice sweet-sour aspect, balsamic, dark fruit (particularly cherry and red grape), lemon, Granny Smith apple, earth and vinous, with a tangy, tart finish. Medium body and low carbonation. Some alcohol warmth and acidity. An enjoyable sour ale.


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