Brewed by Brouwerij Alvinne
Style: Belgian Ale
Moen, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
The new name for the Alvinne Extra Restyled. RA stands for restyled again. However, new house yeast used.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBaboon (1837) - FINLAND - MAR 23, 2012
Hazy amber with white head. Hoppy, yeasty, fruity nose. Flavour is bitter and spicy. Not that special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3541) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle - 330ml. Hazy golden body with a decent off-white foamy/creamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with citrusy and herbal hints. Its malty/hoppy taste carries grainy and coriander notes. Ends with a sharp sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3594) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
75cl bottle from the brewery, poured a hazy copper-gold with a fine and thin but lasting white head. Malt, spice and a little Seville orange on the nose, reminiscent of some of the Abbey tripels, say. Body is initially warm with sweetish malt, then quickly a dry peppery and lightly spicy takes over, before a dry and slightly quinine-bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2012
Blecch...poured from the bottle and it looked ok with a nice haze and an ok head. Then I sniffed and thought it smelled a little like a cleaning chemical. I was hoping for something hoppy with that nice wheaty/sweetness one comes to expect from the Belgians. But...no, this stuff tastes quite salty for some reason and I really did not like it. Its been a long time since Ive dumped a beer down the sink, but this one came awfully close.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
pivnizub (9728) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2012
Bottle: Pale golden, milky to cloudy, extremely gushing (!!!), pathetic and extremely loose head, yeasty-fruity nose with a solid hoppy base; dryish bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; yeasty and hoppy finish with a distinctive tartness in the aftertaste. F**k! What an offense: You pay for 330ml and You drink only 33ml

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
suprchunk (2781) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Hazy golden yellow pour. Small white head that falls fast and leaves a tiny bit of lacing behind. Hoppy, malty aroma with hints of citrus. Dry sweet malty flavor with a small bit of hoppiness. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (6853) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle from Beer planet web shop.Hazy amber color with huge white head. Aroma of honey, apples, citrus. Taste, lemon, grapefruit, caramel, pines, coriander. Long strongly bitter finish. Drinkable beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
verborghs (8) - BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2011 does not count
Pours gold to gold-orange. Smells like wet hops. Tastes coriander, hops, orange skin. Little bit biter, lots of same orange aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2011
In short: A chaotic, yeasty, dusty and strangely rustic amber ale. Meh
How: Bottle 330ml, consumed soon after receiving it through private importation, but probably already almost a year old
The look: Cloudy amber body topped by medium size head that quickly recedes to a persistent small beige head
In long: Nose is very yeasty (dusty yeast), notes of coriander, fruity esters (mainly apricots and bananas) and a strange moderately wild character. Taste is pretty muddy, too much yeast presence, dusty dirty carpet, faint fruity notes, honeyed cereals, random weeds/plants, wet tablecloth, barnyard, herbal hops. Finish is dry but leaves the tongue feeling like Ive just licked a dusty carpet. This beer is quite rustic (almost wild) but not the right way, liking a dirty carpet that spent a year in a barn is not how the wild/rustic character Im looking for. This beer was kind of a mess really and felt like the work of an amateurish brewery. Not offensive, just unfocussed and messy. A disappointment coming from Alvinne. Not a pleasant experience but there was something in the air that made me want to drink a beer, it was oxygen, breathing oxygen makes me want to drink a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (3448) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Pours a light golden amber color. Aromas of citrus/coriander/some hops. I not big a beers with coriander like tastes. Probably a good beer just not my cup of beer. Almost like a Belgian Wit with a bite.

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