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


on tap


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Flemish sour ale brewed with wild yeast, then aged on fresh cherries in French Burgundy wine barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (4134) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 9, 2011
At the sour tasting, thanks DSG, pours rusty red with no head, aroma of acids, fruits like strawberry and grapes with some honey, wood and vanilla, flavor of cocoa, acids, wood, apricot, zesty with medium body, pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34350) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2011
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of lemons and brettanomyces, leading to a tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity woody cherry aroma. Fruity sour woody cherry flavor. Has a fruity sour tart cherry woody finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (7785) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle from De Gekraakte Ketel web shop. Red brown color with medium pink head. Aroma of cherries, vanilla, marzipan., wood. taste, cherries, red wine, hints of wood (oak?). Sour sweet finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle split with 77ships

Head: none
Colour: deep cherry red
Smell: wood, cherry, bit of paintstriper, bit of booze
Taste: cherrys, some malts, sweet, a bit of sournss, bourgogne, bit red fruits, end is a bit of red wine/grapes, bit of almunds , nice but a bit thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (7757) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2013
Tolle leuchtend rote Farbe, sauer-fruchtiger Geruch. Der AT ist vollmundig und angenehm sauer! Schöne leichte Kirschtöne, dazu angenehm Säure mit deutlich holzigem Einschlag!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2633) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Tasted on 12/1/12 from a bottle. Pours cloudy deep brick amber with a thin pink head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is funky cherry with cinnamon oak and a dry vinous note. The flavor is nicely sour with all of the tart cherry, funk, dry wine, and cinnamon oak from the nose. The body is medium and tannic with just lighter than average carbonation and a long sour cherry and vinous oaky and tannic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40452) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark red with a small pink head. Aroma is cherry, almondish and light wooden. Dry cherry and almondish flavoured, smooth vanilla touch. Wineous note to the cherries. Dry and mild citric finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2010
A little hazy red colored beer, with a little head. The aroma of a lot of fruits, cherries, nice sourness with wood notes. The taste of cherries with vanilla, wood and sour. The aftertaste is sour with a little bitter and dry sweet.

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