Fin (7040) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at Pre ZBF 5th March 2010 Pours wonderful red colour with good clarity. This is quite a lovely beer in terms of aroma (sweeter than expected) though sour cherries are leaping up the nostrils. In the mouth this is sour, woody and with clear wine enhanced characteristics, dry at the end, little puckering in the mouth, good tangy stuff. A8 A3 F7 P4 Ov15 3.7
sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille 75cl, 63/250, lot 391, bb fev 2015.
Couleur rougeâtre/rubis, mousse beige.
Arôme a de profondes notes de cerises tout en gardant cet aspect de fût de Bourgogne. L’aigreur des cerises se ressent ainsi que le boisé qui st évoqué par le chêne.
En bouche, une bière facile à boire de 5.5% avec une couche de cerises acidulées qui n’est pas trop désagréable au palais, une fine carbonation qui se mélange au bois et un du Bourgogne qui reste bien en retrait tout en laissant une fin de touche de vignoble.
Mon seul regret pour cette bière reste un peu le mutisme du fût de Bourgogne qui a un peu dur à se faire présent.
Plovmand (6178) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Papsø Blindtasting # 26. It pours hazy dark reddish with a creamy off white head. The aroma is sweet fruity, caramel, light acidic with notes of sweet cherries. The flavour is cherries, almonds and caramel. Has some acidic notes. Bit thin.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, red muddy brown color with nose of vinous, sweet fruit and balsamic, flavor is vineyard, peppery bo and sweet cherries
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
August 16, 2011 - 750ml bottle courtesy of nate2g shared with .. several other folks. 2009 bottle, only 250 bottles made. Ruby-amber, diminishing white head, looked lovely. Vinous, oaky, soft aroma - big red wine tannins, sweet and sour, juicy - the brett is not all that prevalent but the oak, oh my the oak, yes. Taste - frickin’ great - orange zest, red wine, light oak and alcohol - so good, a joy to drink - that’s how you do barrel-aging!! Average body, a bit sticky, lightly acidic, decently carbonated, a sophisticated tingly finish of green oak and citrus bitterness. So good.
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/15/11. Bottle shared at the Sea Bass tasting. Sour cherry aroma with a big acidic flavor that puckers with some nice fruit as well. Quite nice!
Scopey (5557) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CP&K at Alvinne meet the brewer night. The nose is sour cherry, sweet strawberry, metal and nettles. The taste is tart cherry, granny smith apple, lemon sherbet, egg and farmyard. It’s really smooth, slightly astringent and has a long dry finish. Another top quality sour ale from Alvinne.
thirdeye11 (5394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy red with tan bubbles. Nose of sour cherries, tart, funky, wet wood. Taste of wet wood, cherry, cranberry, tangerine, soft carbonation and easy to drink. Nice sour!
Mora2000 (5358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a reddish color with an off-white head. The aroma is heavy on the dark fruit with some brown sugar and oak aged notes. Fairly complex and very enjoyable. The aroma is more of the same. I get some lightly tart dark fruit, strawberries and cherries, as well as some oak aging notes. The tartness is fairly minimal. The beer is easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at Bavarian Lodge (Lisle, IL). Part of their Belgian Fest/Night. Pours a brownish hue, lighter copper edges with a firm haze, but still a healthy glow to it. Frothy tan head with a touch of red or auburn to it in the light, decent sized moves to an ok film, laces ok. Aromas are some decent sour cherries and vinegar, touches of red wine, lactic acid, a touch of earth and metal. Wet oak, with a touch of maltiness pushing through, a bit beat up, some toast, bread, and light caramel. Initial is moving towards lighter bodied, a sustained sour cherry and vinegar feel, cherry skins, sour and a touch of metal. Wet oak, more vinegar and sour cherries, red wine kinda lingers on and dries out. A touch of sweetness from the cherry, bread, and biscuits in the middle of the beer as the sour cherry, vinegar, touch of metal, good feel of lactic acid follow through and linger on the palate into and past the finish. Touch of nuttiness, darker fruits, biscuits, toast. Some vanilla and red winey tannins from the oak linger on. Nice sour, well balanced and a firm sourness and barrel presence without getting overbearing or acetic. That seems the MO with the Alvinne sours.. They’ve all been well done, firm yet balanced, nothing way over the edge or overbearing. Pretty damn drinkable with a solid flavor, firm sourness.