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

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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (3042) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
Aroma:spicy,citrus,cookie... Appearance:Hazy gold-amber,light lacing white head.. Flavor:Citrus,alcohol,cookie,spicy...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Cloudy orange pour with a small white head. Hmm, mustard... Yes, I enjoy mustard, in a beer it is so-so for me. Fruity and spicy throughout, the mustard soft in the finish, but I didn’t think it added much, more just a dry spicy kick. I thought the worst thing about this beer was the excess alcohol, hot and boozy, very distracting. Kinda tastes like a boozy tripel, but with a bit of extra spice to the finish, almost a little spicy heat creeps back up afterward. This just didn’t jive well for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Taster - Brouwers Cafe - Seattle, WA
Aroma – Strong mustard seed aroma with a Belgian yeast lingering.
Appearance – Mustard Golden in color, Hazy with a nice head.
Flavor – This was a very Belgian flavored beer. With a hint of mustard in the back of the flavor. Weird flavor to add.
Palate – Nice Mouthfeel, Good texture with a dry finish.
Overall – This was a OK beer nothing too special the mustard was why we tried it and wow it was odd. One of the oddest I have had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3613) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2008
Brown bottle, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savoured on October 16 2008; eye: creamy white head made up of rather large bubbles and that stays, lots of lacing, amber, lightly hazy, suspended matter, average effervescence; nose: alcohol, spices, malt, yeast, sugar; mouth: alcohol, malt, light sugar, pepper, spices, alcohol becomes more and more present, finale in creamy malt with a hint of mustard, not much carbonation, lightly sweet and bitter, slightly creamy texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, 11 %, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savourée le 16 octobre 2008; œil : mousse blanche crémeuse formée de bulles plutôt grosses et qui demeure, pas mal de dentelle, ambrée, légèrement voilée, matière en suspension, effervescence moyenne; nez : alcool, épices, malt, levure, sucre; bouche : alcool, malt, léger sucre, poivre, épices, alcool devient de plus en plus présent, finale en malt crémeux avec une petite pointe de moutarde, peu carbonatée, légèrement sucrée et amère, texture légèrement crémeuse; en résumé : bien

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, mustard, and alcohol. Taste is sweet malt, mustard, and spicy yeast. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and a spicy finish. Another interesting mustard beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8815) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2008
Courtesy of ibrew2or3. Pours blonde, white head. Aroma and taste. sme floating sediments, yeasty and spicy (there is a definite mustard presence) lightly hoppy, and the beer is definitely loaded with alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2008
On tap at the Brick Store. Pours a bright, opaque yellow-orange with a large fluffy white head that shows great retention and lacing. The beer was described to me as an ale brewed with mustard seeds though the dominate aroma and flavor throughout, for me, was apples. The aroma was very sweet with the aforementioned apples with a hint of tartness. Maybe a hint of mustard if you really try to find it. The flavor is a complex blend of light fruits with green and red apples, pears, apricots and a little bit of hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is very smooth with good carbonation. Exceptional drinkability given the ABV. I enjoyed this beer and it was like no beer I have had before. Recommended.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (4675) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2008
33 cl. Blood orange-colored with mid-sized solids afloat throughout; almost resembles a broth. Small, lasting head leaves a frosting all around the glass. Sweet-n-spicy aroma is hard to peg, but seems akin to earthy spiced apple-pear, and maybe some brown sugar. Flavor is baked tart apple and pineapple with a twist of orange-lime, cherry, and a sprinkle of caramelized brown sugar. Light musty leather, pepper, oak and evergreen resin slide in at the finish for nice balance. I detect no alcohol except for some slight warming and a bit of aftertaste. Medium body is softly carbonated and finishes slightly dry. Interesting brew with some unique flavors; would never guess mustard seed as the only spice is this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Pours dark organish wiht a mostly receding off-white head. Aroma of orange, phenols, pepper, and grasses. Tastes is spicy, hops, orange, spicy phenolic notes of pepper and coriander. Full bodied, light carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wetherel (1860) - Cupertino, California, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Bottle from PP bottle shop. Another >10.1% rating woohoo, and a mustard beer at that. What a mustard beer? That’s what I said. Color is a yellow amber. Little chunks floating in the beer. Interesting aroma. I suppose that could be the mustard. Possibly a little bit plasticy. I think this aroma is directly related to the high alcohol content. Very bready aroma. I give it an 8, just because it is interesting.
Thin wispy head dances on the surface. There is a little bit of pleasant tartness, like a sour plum. Leans a little sweet. Lots of bitterness, like the skin of a plum, maybe some grapefruit. OK beer, but Kudos for being interesting.


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