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Alvinne Struise Pipeworks Pipedream

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

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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Pipedream is a joint venture between Alvinne, De Struise & Pipeworks Brewing Co. Pipedream is an American inspired IPA using five hop varieties to satisfy the discerning hophead. This truly is a Chicago Pipedream come true!

Please note that bottles with the letter S on the crown cap was brewed with a different yeast strain from de Struise Brouwers instead of the Morpheus yeast from Alvinne.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (6994) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle at the Kulminator, 26/09/13. Lightly hazed golden amber with a thin off white head formed of bubbles. Nose is caramel malt forward, bitter orange and grapefruit notes.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Grima (2035) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle from Bierkompass!
Every time I open an Alvinne beer, I expect a strong gusher. This time I wouldn’t have been disappointed, it was just a small gusher, but STILL A FUCKING GUSHER! My dream would come true, when I open a beer from Alvinne that does not gush!!!!!!! But I guess that’ll never happen! Pours murky yellow-brownish with huge soapy head. Smell is fruity-hoppy with lots of belgian yeast. Starts very bitter-hoppy with sourish belgian yeast and a very fizzy carbonation! Goes into a bitter hoppy and belgian yeasty finish!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHangover (2141) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle. Huge slow gusher, slowly pushing the beer out of the bottle. Pours a murky darker blonde beer with floaties in it and a rocky off white head on top. Aroma has very little to do with an IPA, very yeasty and fruity. Typical Belgian yeast is present all over the aroma, with in the background a very slight hoppyness. Flavor is medium bitter with a sweet, malty backbone and a very yeasty base. Very yeasty and bready. Would not call this an IPA, style stated on RateBeer seems very fitting. Ok brew.. did expect more though from Struise and Pipeworks teaming up to bring Alvinne to new hights.. but did not work properly unfortunately.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (1522) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2013
A great example of a Belgian IPA. Very hoppy and fruity, but yet also very yeasty and spicey. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zinneke (63) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle at kulminator in antwerp. Great aroma when pouring this great beer. The blend of 5 hops does work well. A slight sour enjoyable beer

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerSkull (1082) - SWEDEN - APR 21, 2013
(Bottle) Slightly sour aroma with clear hints of yeast and hops. Tastes sour yeast and spicy hops. Too many flavors competing for attention and it feels somewhat edgy!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Tasted in 2010 (backlog). Cloudy gold with a small off-white head. Aroma is of grass and fruit. Taste is the same with some herbal leafy notes.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
abemorsten (2491) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
33 cl shared bottle. ABV is 7,8%. Cap reads "PDR" . Large beige spritzy head on a hazy orange body. Wooden, peachy, orange marmelade pollen nose. Heavily overcarbonated. Malty sweet, alco warm, fruity, bitter. Full body. Unbalanced.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (4814) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
330 ml shared stubby bottle, thanks to abemorsten. ABV is 7.8%. Deep golden to orange colour, huge white head. Sweetish aroma of slightly stale orange marmalade and belgian ale yeast. Yeasty and spicy pleasant flavour, nice to drink, despite too much carbonation in the mouth. Tolerable hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (2433) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2012
bottle @ kulminator. pours clear orange, white foam. 09 vintage smells bitter with a weird touch to it ( age?) very carbonated ( dissapointing for struise-standards here) the probably once dominating hoppy taste has faded more in the background in this vintage. bitter, sweetness.. dont get a lot due to the extremely high carbo ( duvel times 3 !! ) hoppy aftertaste. this beer would be better with less carbo for sure! , prob its also gotten a bit to old. ytet , despite all this, its still a nice drink


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