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Brewed by Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Moen, Belgium
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Deep ruby brown hued, lightly hazy, artisanal Flemish sour ale. Expect soft toasty malt presence, a light sweetness, and a pronounced acidic tartness. A woody ale thatís remarkably tart! Yet still both gentle and bright. This mega-rare version is aged in French Monbazillac barrels, imparting a dry, woody, fruity, tart, strawberry like finish


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
Thx! to Seabass for this one. 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2013. Pours reddish brown, murky, lighter on the sides of the glass like vintage wine, quite weird, maybe due to sediment sinking down. Smells of sweet barrel, wine, wood, chocolate & cherries. Taste is woody, sweet, wine, caramel, chocolate, spices and some cherries. Flat. I was the only one to like this :(

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer4000 (4323) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2012
Sampled from bottle @ HaandBryggeriet Beer Festival 2012. Dark brown body with no head. Distinct aroma of dry fruit, sour berries, vinous and some warming alcohol like red wine. Flavor is sweet malt, acidic berries, dark berries and warming alcohol. Fine body and acidic fruity aftertaste. A bit sharp in flavor, still very pleasant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (10783) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle @ FanÝ Slumber Party, 2012.
Bought @ Etre Gourmet.
Pours with a very fat, syrupy pour, practically no head. Aroma is tart, redwine, oak, light strawberry, soft vinegar. Medium to low carbonation, nice dry and very oily mouthfeel. Flavour has tartness yet still maintains some sweetness, caramel, nutty. Lots and lots of red grapes and very tart. Some fat strawberry as well. Very well-balanced IMO.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2011
Draft @ meet the brewer event at CASK. Pours a deep copper, with pretty much no real head to speak of. Tart cherry, strawberry, light sourness, vanilla and quite sweet. Quite enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (5341) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle @ Haand2012. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of sour berries, grapes, malt, vineous. Flavor is sour and vineous with some grape, caramel and apple peel. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4609) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2013
Sampled from bottle. Pours an almost still, mahogny brown body. A few short-lived beige bubbles on top. Vinous and light vinegary aroma. Some inviting notes of tart berries and tinned dark fruits. Amazing texture. Supersmooth, almost succulent. Fruity flavor reminiscent of berries, grapes, zesty citrus, and tinned dark fruits. Both tart and light vinegar sour. Faint caramel and vanilla. Medium body strengt. Lingering sour-tart fruit finish. A very special one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (5528) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2011
On tap at CP&K at Alvinne meet the brewer night. It pours cloudy red-brown with no head and no carbonation. The nose is stewed strawberry, wood, menthol and tea leaf. The taste is really smooth and full of tart cherry and strawberry and a little spinach, with a long tart finish. Itís uncomplicated and very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2011
On tap at Redlight. Deep ruby brown color, mostly still pour. Light soured grain aroma. Nice aggressive acetic sourness on the taste, lingers nicely. Solid brune.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Draft on tap at Bavarian Lodge (Lisle, IL). Belgian fest rare find. Sweet! Pours a rich ruby hue, glowing rich red and garnet meet some decent haze. A striking deep glow with a decent sized tannish head atop that dies to a decent film, laces pretty well. Aromas are a blending of cherries and strawberries, sour acidity, lemons and touches of vinegar. Rich oak and touches of wine, with healthy wood and earth. A touch of biscuit and sweeter malt shows through but kinda runs into quite the inviting fruity berry essence, in particular strawberry. Initial is medium bodied, perhaps a touch lighter offering some dryness up front, gentle sourness and light acidity mixes with strawberries, cherries, and touches of biscuits. Earth and dryness mix into the fold, gentle lactic presence, rich oaky tannic presence. Not overly dry, but a very earthy appeal with some wine like jabs. Gets a bit more biscuity into the finish, showing some malt base essence. Overall, a gentler version of the Undressed I had previously here, less sour and potent, more gentle but seems fairly complex on the palate, perhaps a bit light on body but I rather enjoyed it. The Monbazillac really adds some interesting elements, in particular the strawberry. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2012
Medium beige head. Deep dark red body. Sugary fruity milky aroma with raspberry notes. Sweet-dryish raspberry milky taste with roasty alcohol notes. Mid-bodied. Sweetish roasty fruity spicy aftertaste with vanilla and alcohol notes. Nice and highly drinkable. (0.15l sample at Haand 2012.)


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