Brewed by Brouwerij Alvinne
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Moen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Blond sour ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mesjasz (856) - Lodz, POLAND - JUN 28, 2016
Aromat bardziej lambikowy, ewidentnie czuć skórę, agrest, ziemię i skórkę cytryny, a w tle trochę jogurtowy kwas mlekowy. Smak średnio kwaśny i wytrawny. W smaku ogrom skóry i niedojrzałych owoców, limonki. Lekka nuta winna i trochę ziołowej goryczki pod koniec. Posmak jest krótki, wytrawny i lekko cierpki, zostawia na języku troszkę smaku skórek winogron. Piwo nie jest zbyt złożone, ale jest poprawne i smaczne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (11689) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 14, 2016
draught@Lausanne Beer Celebration - very hazy dark orange beer with a beige foam left; smoky, meaty aroma with some sour red fruity tones coming thru; full-bodied, sour and juicy; some sweetness, yeasty fruity finish with a lingering sourness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (10756) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2016
From tap at Fermentoren. Red brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, sourness, fruit, tartness and acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (6159) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Draught @ Fermentoren. Pours orange with a smooth head. Aroma of ripe fruits, tartish berries and oak. Taste is funky, sour and woody with some ripe fruits and yeast. Finish is yeasty, sourish and tart with some berries and earthiness. Heavy and sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (8811) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2016
On tap at The Hay Merchant. Pours a clear orange gold with medium frothy white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is funk, oak, apple skin. Thin mouth, tart apple, funk, oak, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hopverdju (475) - BELGIUM - APR 23, 2016
Wazig amber/oranje kleurig bier met brokken en enorm veel beige schuim die vlug weg is. Geur: Zurig, kruidig, honing. Smaak: zuur, trekt tot aan je tanden. De tweede slok gaat beter en is minder zuur. Niet in balans. Goede koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: zurig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (5833) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2016
From a 33 cl bottle. Pours a murky copper with a thick ecru head and lots of yeast at the bottom of the bottle. Aroma of peaches and white wine. First flavor is of big funky tart pit fruits. Lingering tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Deep reddish-brown colour, slight malt feel to it, acidic and sour, rather like that of a lambic, not much of a head on it, fruit flavours linger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TychoJames (950) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2016
Flaska bishops. Disig gul vätska. Unken och syrlig doft. Citron, jordkällare och komposterade löv. Syrlig smak med söt ton. Halm, örter, citron och jäst.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (5527) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2016
Clear golden and copper coloured body with a thinnish tan head, only about a half centimetre tall. Aroma of sour grapes, funk, yeast, gueuze, lemons and a hint of alcohol coupled with light malt as well. Light-bodied; Assertive effervescence; Strong sour quality up front of pure gueuze along with a sour grape and cherry flavour and finishing with a good deal of unfinished fruit-based sugars and a touch of syrup. Aftertaste is rich and sour, tart, funky, bright and definitely mouth-watering. Overall, this is MUCH better than expected - after reading these reviews, I was expecting this to be ho-hum, but it turned out to be a very nice beer - complex and sour, funky and bright, and definitely hiding about 5% of the abv - this feels like around 5%, so at 10%, i’m very surprised. Definitely worth sampling/buying if you can find it, and even though I only kept mine for a bit over a year, this would probably do well in the bottle; However, mine was just starting to bubble over as soon as the cap was removed, so maybe not 5+ years for this one. I sampled this stubby (it is from Belgium) 33 cL bottle purchased from Bier Tempel in Bruxelles, Belgium on 18-January-2015 for €3,00 sampled at home in Washington on 08-March-2016. Lot #726 (on cap), with ’MEI 2016’ listed as well (not sure what that means)

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