MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, - JUL 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate. Draught at Pre ZBF.
Darkish murky amber with a slight white film top. Not the best looking beer from Alvinne. Should this matter? I care, I can’t help it, it’s all part of the experience. Aroma, jesus... this smells fantastic to me. Big wine notes, obviously but there is some desert wine and vintage port in there too. Whiffs of resinous wood and sharp but elegant alcohol too. A glorious smelling beer. The flavour can’t quite keep up but it’s still pretty bloody good. If you concentrate I can pick out all that I like about the aroma but they just seem to mash together in the mouth coming up with a result that is slightly lesser than the sum of its parts. Excellent dried fruit, rich caramel and more wine barrel in the finish. A rewarding experience and I’m glad I have some of this tucked away for another sample.
CapFlu (4242) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(75cl bottle) Courtesy of Jonas. Pours a huge frothy, quick dissipating head atop an orange head. Lots of sediment. Very sour with a honey overtone.
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jonas (5260) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, gusher. Wooden, sour cherries, marzipan. Cloudy peach color , big head. Lovely dry sour, orangepeel, light peach, belgian yeast, barrel notes. Dry body, foamy. Nice fruity and wooden finish.
madmitch76 (12150) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
28th July 2009
Cloudy brown beer. Dry and softish palate. A real gob full is this beer! Soft oaky tones with just a touch of vanilla. Red wine richness. Bubblegum esters and Belgian sweetness. Slight tart fruits. Complex and interesting if not quite as joined up as it could be. Talk about mixing the grape and the grain - induced a foul hangover!
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled, 0.75l, 11.5% ABV) Murky orange-brown with a very small head. The Bourgogne barrel is evident in the nose, with grainy-caramely maltiness, dried fruit, and some typical aged Belgian character. Somewhat similar to Stille Nacht. Flavor is even more bourgogney, with grainy-caramely maltiness strongly present, and even some surprisingly fresh, exotic-citrusy fruitiness. Alcohol well hidden. Medium to full body, low CO2, refreshing. A reasonably successful barrel ageing, resulting in a complex and freshly fruity flavor.
Koelschtrinker (9467) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Süß karamelliger Antrunk mit leichten Alkoholnoten, die nicht weiter stören. Vollmundiger und süßer Mittelteil, hier sind Holz- und Traubennoten vorhanden, auch hier ist der Alkohol erahnbar. Im Hintergrund lauern weinartig angehauchte Malzaromen. Der Alkohol steigt zum Ende in die Nase, dennoch kann man insgesamt von einer guten Balance sprechen. Ein wenig herb, Rund, vollmundig. Hellmalziges, fruchtig süßes Finish. Ein echt leckeres Bier! 11/12/12/12/11/12
Nisse666 (3543) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle from bierkompass.de cons 2011-04-01 at ekstedts
AR: tart, wee daim
AP: cloudy, apricot coloured body, 1 cm stouty head
F: tart sourness, butter fudge, krokant, alcohol, gue, red grapes
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Yellow beer with a small head., quite alot of yeast in the glass. Malty aroma. Sweet alcohol flavor with grapes. Decent but a bit too strong.
ekstedt (4913) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (75 cl), courtesy Nisse666. Hazy copper, medium off-white head. Alcoholic red berries aroma, with some wood. Medium bodied and smooth. Dry, and a bit acidic.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
75 cl bottle, thanks to Nisse666!
Label marked 11.5% ABV, sampled on April 1, 2011
Cloudy orange color with yeast sediment (bottle was a gusher). Acidic and sweet scent. Acidic, harsh, bitter taste. Dry harsh mouthfeel, harsh dry high bitterness. Warming alcohol.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Nisse666. Pours hazy dark amber with great beige head leaving nice lace. Aroma is sweet honey, sour, fruity and floral. Sweet sour medium Mouthfeel. Flavor is tart, slightly phenolic, fruity and tart hoppy. Sour tart Palate. Finishes tart dry.