Brewed by Brouwerij Alvinne
Style: Barley Wine
Moen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
No commercial description

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Travlr (21438) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle poured by Glenn at the brewery - thanks Glenn! Bright orange color with a slight rim of bubbles and moderate lacing. Aroma of light bourbon, caramel and butterscotch. Flavor begins on the sour side, then progresses to orange peel and coriander. Bourbon taste is subtle, mostly near the finish. Nicely complex, and decent body, better than the non-oak version. Very nice indeed. We had the last bourbon bottle, sorry!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jerre (3223) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2009
Re-tasted with friends @ HIC-tast evening last friday, 19.06.09. From bottle 75 cl. Hazy amber color, and a little off-white head. Aroma bit complex, sweet, malts, fruits. Medium to full body. Taste sweet, dried fruits, alcoholic. GOOD.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (12383) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2010 Bottled. Amber color. Vinous aroma, like oak aged burgundy wine, hiding the malt. Malty sweetish flavor with hazelnuts, strong notes of red wine, toffee, oak, alcohol and raisin. The burgundy wine barrels dominate this beer, but also add complexity. A very good marriage! 750 ml bottle, enjoyed 21.07.10: 11,5%. Light amber color, cloudy. Oak and citrus in the vinous aroma. Oak in the slightly tart flavor. Lemon. Vinous notes. Malt. Alcoholic with soft Rodenbach-like notes. Good and complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2009
Bottle from De Bierloods, Adegem. Pours quite clear, shiny orangey amber and has a healthy white head. Fantastic aroma: berries, marzipane, oranges, alcohol, port. Sweeter flavours, dried fruit, very noticeable alchol, orange zest. A bit sirupy texture. All in all, a great late night treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2009
75cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2009, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex brew, yet heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, but very expensive

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (17308) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 25, 2011
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
(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. --- reviewed on RateBeer.com

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2009
Bottle @ Alvinne. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a small fast disappearing off-white head. Has a malty caramel aroma with hints of wine and hints of wood. Smooth malty caramel flavors with hints of dark fruit vanilla and wine. Has a malty finish with hints of dark fruit and hints from the wood. A nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerohen (2169) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2009
Tasted at 1st Borefts Beer Festival, Bodegraven. Amber coloured. Fruity notes, a bit sour. Better than the bourbon barrel version. And that’s about all my notes say.

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