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Brewed by Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Style: Belgian Ale
Moen, Belgium

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed with Chinook and Amarillo.

DISCLAIMER: This is a new version of the "Alvinne Extra", introduced in 2008. If you had an older version, you should rate "Alvinne Extra Bitter".


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6011) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Bottle and served in snifter: GUSHER that caused the beer to produce a very hazy amber hue with lots of floaties, The huge foamy head finally faded after a minute or so leaving very nice lace in itís wake. The aroma has notes of Belgian yeast and some clear candi sugar, pils, pale, caramel/crystal malts, cloudberry, peach, and slight resiny pine hops along with a hint of lemongrass. The taste is more towards the Belgian Ale and less towards an IPA as the nose let on. Still there is just enough hop love to let you know this is a nicely hopped Belgian beer. The bitterness provide a nice balance against the sweet malt and yeasty character of the beer. The mouth feel is lightly aggressive and vibrant with a chalky and slightly astrengent tannic finish. Overall dispite the gushing beginnings, this is a nice brew that I enjoyed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5627) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Bottle with the "IPA" label. Exploded from the bottle with an overly active burst, and refused to settle for several seconds. Extremely sweet aroma, mostly of lemon detergent. I must admit I feared this was infected. But it drank smooth and crisp, with a understated hoppy character, and a hint of continental, wild, farmhouse appeal. Nice. (#4013, 11/7/2010)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2010
Light amber coloured beer with lots of carbonation and a huge white head. Hoppy, light fruity hopflower aroma. Full palate. Finish is butter hoppy with an alcholic bitter ending. Very nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Bottle: Pours a hazy orange color with plenty of bottle conditioning yeast along with a big fizzy head. The nose is earthy with a dose of hops, mainly noble and lightly citrusy with some yeast and dusty pale malt notes. The flavor is clean and grassy with more hops and a clean sweet malty flavor. Finishes fairly vague, but itís a nice approach towards an IPA. Obviously belgian, itís like the elephant trying to hide behind a telephone pole.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Aroma:It smells a little wild, lots of spice in the aroma. Appearance:Pale gold. Taste:The piney hops stand out sharply. Itís got some farmhouse flavors. The beer is rather dry. Palate:Light, with a fair amount of astringency. Overall:This beer was a bit of a challenge to get through, dry, and farmhousey.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2137) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Light pale gold with strong, sudsy white head. Light fruity-sweet aroma. A bit fruity, rhine-like citrus notes and slightly earthy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2010
330 ml bottle a hazy yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts some fruit spices and hops taste fruit spices and a bitter hoppy finish

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (2817) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2010
This gushed a bit for me but otherwise seems uninfected though it did perhaps spend a bit too much time on the shelf. You can never tell w/ Belgians sometimes they are just overcarbonated. Sometimes there is something horribly wrong. Itís cloudy orange w/ a messy white head of large bubbles. The nose is nutty malts first and a bit of hops in the background. This is medium bodied and retained itís carbonation despite gushing, which is normally not the case. Taste is rather similar to the nose and is notably lacking in Belgian yeast character, which is not really a problem in and of itself just not what I was expecting. It is a bit fruity but I am barely getting any bananas or cloves. A good firm bitterness rounds out the finish. This is really only decent. It has neither the vibrant hop character of a good IPA nor the spicy yeast or wonderful carbonation of a great Belgian.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
drpimento (2212) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2010
DO NOT OPEN UNLESS OUTSIDE OR NEAR A DRAIN! MAJOR GUSHER! Now that I finally have some in my glass, the head is cream colored with globs of brown trub floating on top and no lace. Color is a cloudy amber with lots of sediment in suspension or at the bottom of the glass. Aroma is very yeasty, malt, champagne. Flavor is like aroma with only a hint of sweetness. Yeast really dominates. Finish is the same way. Body is good and carbonation is too.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2398) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Pours a five+ finger off-white head that fades quickly to a thin layer, leaving traces of lace. Cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Spicy nose. Flavor is spicy, some caramel, some grapefruit. Lingering sour finish. $5.95 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.


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