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

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RATINGS: 194   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle 33cl.
Clear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, flowers, grapefruit shell. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and shell bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090306]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
33 cL bottle. Pours slight cloudy orange with a small white head. Dense peachy and mild citrusy hops aroma. I get som simcoe-like note. Light sweet fruity hoppy flavoured with a nice emitting peachy note. Subdued sweetness into a slowly increasing dry finish with a persisting fruity touch. Ends dry and fruity. Crisp IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2010 Bottled. An amber beer with a huge orangey head - a bit over carbonated. The aroma has notes of grapefruit, malt, dusty hops, and brettanomyces. The flavor is sweet with notes of brettanomyces, grapefruit, spices, and straw, leading to a dry spicy finish. Thanks to the boys at Struise for giving me this for my 40th birthday - and yespr for being the messenger.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of joergen/MiP/yespr. Label claims 7.8% ABV. Clear amber golden with a small, rough off-white head. Fresh, peachy hop aroma. Medium body, roasted malt and fruit but again dominated by marvellous peachy hops that leave the finish to be dry and bitter. Delicious. One of very few successful Belgian/US hybrids. 200309

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20658) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle at PreZBF at Alvinne. Cloudy amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and pine needles with notes of grape fruits. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and pine needles with notes of grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2009
Bottled (thanks fonefan). Hazy deep amber colour, huge white head. Aroma is fruits, wood and some mild herbal notes. Flavour is sour fruits, wood and some caramel as well as very sweet malts and some mild berryish notes in the finish. Rather fresh and thick flavours that ends like in a wall. Technically no aftertaste, which kind of sucks. Excellent while it lasts though.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19322) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2009
Bottled at Belgobaren, Stockholm. Cloudy pale amber, rich airy head. Strong hoppy grapefruit/mango aroma. Sweet and fruity with marmeladey yeasty orange. Spritzy, juicy and somewhat almondy with long inky bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle. Thanks to Mes for this one. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a malty hoppy bitter aroma with hints of apricot. Dry malty hoppy bitter citrus hoppy flavor with some spicy hints. Has a dry malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
4th July 2009
Cloudy orange - brown beer. Fresh and bitter grapefruit with lemon citrus. Dry frothy palate. Finishes with bitter orange. Refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle at Monk’s Café, Wallingatan
56 IBU

The bottle is gushing; it pours a drop of beer with a glassful of foam; left in the glass, a cloudy orange-amber colored liquid appears, and the head reduces to a thin layer, supported by the perlage. The aroma is delicate, it shows first the noble Belgian yeast, with its sicy side, then some hop fruitness. The mouthfeel is dry, the body strength medium; dry caramel flavor, with a sharp spicy character; bold bitterness, but that combines well with the spices. The final is too dry in the beginning, then smoother. A good spicy Belgian Ale, with just a light additional fruity touch.


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