Japalo (730) - DENMARK - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@home. Huge huge foam. Hazy orange. Intense pine grass herbal notes. Spicy herbal taste from dry hopping ! Styrian Golding! Dry and complex finish. A fresh and great brew.
jfb (2517) - GERMANY - MAY 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) pours a slightly hazy deep golden colour with a billowing off-white head. aroma of citrus fruit, white pepper, light treebark and grass, with a hint of cashews and quite a bit of grain. flavour is mostly herbal hops and straw, slightly phenolic, with a medium-bitter finish. light-bodied with lively carbonation.
MrW (220) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample @ ZBF 2013
Aromas of peche, grapefruit, sweet.
Hazy yellow beer with a white large head fading until it’s a little lasting head.
Bitter, loads of bitter, maybe some herbs, but overruled by bitterness. Not (yet?) my cup of tea.
Fizzy mouthfeel, dry taste. Sharp bitter finish but not bad.
Maybe these only-bitterbeers have to grow on me.
noelM (135) - Málaga, Andalusia, SPAIN - APR 20, 2013
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Me gustan mucho las cervezas de Alvinne pero esta me ha decepcionado un poco. Olía como a agua estancada, el amargor era excesivo y el sabor no era nada del otro mundo. No me la volvería a pedir.
kraddel (839) - deurne, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 vintage at home.
pours orange. extremely big foam. white, big bubbles, fading rather fast .
smell is not intense, bitter
to high carbo !
hoppy/ sweet/ bitter/ light / medicinal . especialy gets realy medicinal in the aftertaste.
kermis (2459) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at cafe Frappe, Maastricht. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of horse blanket, damp, wet dog, light caramel and fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet, sour and bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
gunnar (3579) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Slow gusher, pours itself cloudy golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of brett, light sourish orange and yeast. Very high carbonated. Sharp resiny hops, bitter and fruity end.
Holmen1 (1071) - NORWAY - FEB 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske på Cardinal M2 feb-13: Uklar og med meget højt skum. Skarp aroma av belgisk saisongjær. Syrlig smak med snev av kattepiss og brett (eller er det bare bryggeriets Morpheus-gjær?). Frisk og god i små mengder, men ikke noe jeg kan drikke mye av. Pilgrim og Styrian Goldings er humlene.
FatPhil (7494) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki)
Classic Alvinne - gusher! Docking a point from look for that. Because of that, of course all the yeast swirled up and made it very turbid, and basically like a muddy puddle. Head was brief, no lacing. Smells earthy and yeasty. Very yeasty in the mouth - earthy again. Some nice bitter tingle in the finish. Basically a bit dull and messy. Mostly because it’s just a big glass full of yeast. Alvinne have got to work out how to bottle condition - I thought that problem had been solved, they used to be 2nd only to De Dolle when it came to gushing, but recently I’ve not had so many, I’m not pleased start seeing them again.
abemorsten (1835) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Muddy golden with a large fluffy beige head. Gooseberries wood, funky, spicy yeast and malts on the nose. Sweet and bitter with funky yeasty esters. Medium body. Generously carbonated.