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Alvinne Festina Lente

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Alvinne
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Moen, Belgium


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Festina Lente is a dark beer, with a firm, creamy head, non-filtered and non-pasteurized, bottle-conditioned. A subtle mix of herbs and spices was added, resulting in an inimitable aroma and flavourprofile. 16.2° Plato. Ingredients: Water, Pilsener malt, malted wheat, special malts, Pilgrim and EK Goldings, spices, yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a tan head and a brown body. Aroma of gingerbread, caramel, molasses, raisins and earthy, damp forest leaves. Taste is lightly vinous, with gingerbread, caramel and vinegar. Light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2009
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, caramel color with good bubbly foam, cinnamon caramel aroma, peppery caramel, fruity flavor, finish is a bit watery

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (5238) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2009
Bottled. Aroma has some spice, caramel malts and red fruits. Clear, brown coloured beer with a lasting, off-white head. The taste is slightly sour, sweet. There is swome bitterness. Quite fruity in taste. Medium bodied. Dry in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3790) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2009
Bottle - 330ml. Pours a cola brown body with average carbonation and a thin brown bubbly/foamy head. Nice, complex malty/hoppy aroma with cinnamon, yeasty, and brown sugar hints. Alcohol is very well hidden. Robust malty/hoppy taste with spicy, caramel, and oaky notes. Ends with a long, sharp, bittersweet finish. Perfect on a cold, rainy afternoon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10416) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2009
Clear brown with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with toffee, raisins, roasted malt and spicy notes. Spicy flavour with roasted malt, caramel, spices and sour notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10847) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Thanks to fata! Pours a brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is a bit tart with some yeast, light hops and certainly some spices. Flavor has light tartness to go along with the yeasty, spices and caramel. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapez (1563) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle. Peculiar aroma of wood, yeast, malt and citrus. Dark brown colour with huge ligth brown head. Be careful with unbottening. It is almost explosive. Slighly sweet and fruity flavour with a distinct dry woody finish. Rich carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
henrikb (1261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2009
Deep chestnut body with the most beautiful huge whipped cream like light brown head; Very special quite nice nose spicy fresh ginger and a fat syrup sweetness goes very well together; Huge carbonation on a body that is a little to thin and a has a strange harshness; Strangely harsh in medium long finish not huge but to concentrated aromas that makes the spices seems a little unpleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2009
Bottle @ Alvinne. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma. Fruity malty spicy flavor with hints of caramel and some hints of dark fruit. Has a malty spicy finish with a slightly fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (13971) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle from Alvinne. Pours very dark amber with a frothy beige/tan head. Aroma is suggestive of gingerbread. Medium body with frothy carbonation. It is bready and spicey. A bit astringent. I’m not saying I taste ginger per se, but it is seemingly gingerbread. Besides that it tastes of ripeish pale stone fruits. Finishes dryish, reasonably bitter, and subtly woody. Stuff even laces intrigingly.

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