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Brewed by Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Moen, Belgium

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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11313) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Tønden, Haslev.
Pours a great orange amber with a big, frothy off-white head. Lovely amount of bubbles reaching hastily for the slowly steadying foam. Aroma is pleasantly malty, lightly roasted, lots of overripe dark fruits. Some caramel and oranges. Medium to low carbonation, very creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is greatly composed - the best Alvinne for me, by far. Very vinious, but never alcoholic. Lots of caramel, yeast, oranges, pear. Some light roastiness and flowery hops balance everything out nicely. Great brew!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Pours a slightly hazy copper bronze with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet caramel malt and a semi-sour, funky nose. Starts lightly sweet and fairly full bodied with a citrusy tartness and some warming acidity toward the finish. Fairly interesting and hides the alcohol pretty well, but could use some more balance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Pours a hazy copper color with a white head. Aroma is malty, sugary, fruity, and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is malty, sugary, fruity, and a bitter peppery finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (13358) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 22, 2008
Bottled
Extremely lively bottle: almost all foam and it was "exploiding" when opened. Hazy amber-orange color, huge cloudy head and lots of lace. Herbal hoppy nose with clear barnyardish notes. Liquerish palate. Of course powerful alcohol is present, but it is not burning as expected for 11 % brew, more like warming in the aftertaste. Flavor has candy sugar, plums and some licorice. Like in aroma, you can also taste countryside here. Sweet edge in the finish. Very potential beer for ageing, already now quite mellow, but may improve over the years.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JimGorePFTN (8) - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2008 does not count
A nice representation of the Belgian strong. Lacks the subtle notes of more complex versions, probably due to the 11% ABV gravity. Still very drinkable for such a potent brew. Enjoyable, but not unforgettable. My bottle was over-carbonated, but uncertain whether it was due to shipping disturbance or refermentation in the bottle. The cap came off like a pistol shot and the pour produced a 3/4-glass head that dissipated very slowly.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2008
Bottle PP Belgian Fest 08. Pours murky orange with a tan head. Nose is sweet. Taste is sweet with a slight spicyness. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2441) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2008
Little hazy goldblond beer. Herby, sweet and fruity aroma. Finish is little bitter and spicy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3891) - - MAR 28, 2008
a murky brown with a small off-white head. lots of caramel flavors, lots of alcohol, lots of hops. slight bitterness. has the consistency of v8 juice. good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1451) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Really clear and strong belgian strong. Packs a bitter punch, but also shows a softer side with lavender, floral, nutty notes. Great aromas leap from the glass and foreshadow the citrus and floral hops. There is a lot of delicacy which makes this one of the best palates I’ve tasted in the style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1730) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Pours a very cloudy yellow/amber, with an extreme off white head. Aroma is fruit, yeast, honey, and spices. Flavor is honey, yeast, spices, fruit, and alcohol. Thanks to hellomynameis for this bottle.


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