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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Another beer made at Alvinne for/by ’t Alternatief. Very hopped with Saaz hops to 44 IBU.

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obguthr (6733) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Strong apple nose, hot, with banana overtones. Opaque amber, thin head despite an aggressive pour, abundant carbonation from the botom of the glass. Dry and weak in the foreground but moderate apple and whole orange notes emerge. Clover present. Alcohol is a little insistent. I’m becoming aware of a "house flavor" from this brewer.

tderoeck (10335) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2011

05/01/2011 - 33cl bottle @ home (2011-5)

Somewhat cloudy dark amber to reddish orange beer, light beige rocky towering head. Aroma: fruity (peaches, apples and pears), hops, spices, pepper and alcohol. MF: lots of carbon, medium body, soft texture. Taste: fruity, agrum fruits, malts, hop. Aftertaste: green apples, spices, hops. Nice long finish.

daniele (9778) - ITALY - SEP 19, 2010
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jrob21 (3835) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Pours a dark yellow with a huge and form fitting white head that dissipates quickly. The drink is mostly sweet and spicy with a bit of clove and bannana. All of the flavors are interesting on their own but some how don’t come together in quite a coherent pattern. Fruity, slightly earthy yeast aroma.

basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Pours a cascading yellow with a bubbly foam head. Aroma of heavy yeast and alcohol. Taste is banana, clove, spice, alcohol and yeast. Flavors are a little dry and don’t really blend together as nicely as some of the higher quality belgium ales.

bhensonb (15841) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours orange with essentially no head. Aroma seems similar to celery. Medium body with coarse, foamy carbonation. Flavor is mildly sour and wild. There’s nice light sweet fruit. Sweet and tart. Brilliant.

marcus (10738) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Bottle from City Beer. Pours clear urine yellow with a thin set of whitish bubbles and a sour fruit and vegetable aroma. There’s a strange yeast induced tart fruit flavor. Quite unique and tasty.

drpimento (3793) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Damn, another one that’s turning. Poured with a large cream colored foamy frothy thick head and lots of lace. Color is cloudy medium amber with sediment. Aroma is yeast malt powder earth woodsy spice. Flavor’s not as good as nose. Can tell it used to be decent but now getting fairly sour which dominates every thing else. Body’s not bad so is carbonation. If this was supposed to be a different beer, it could almost be good. But... Finish is dominated by sour too.

beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 24, 2010
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a collection of tiny floating specks swirling about. There are many columns of equally small carbonation bubbles quickly rising to the surface. Moderate linen white head that lasted through three-quarters of the glass and left a thin coating of foam with each sip. Mild aroma of malt, yeast and some apple. The flavor is malt, yeast apples and pears. Not as heavily carbonated as the initial appearance would have you believe; there is no fizziness or prickliness on the palate. Alcohol is well hidden.

Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2010
Bottled, BB Jan 2011.. and it was eager to leave the bottle. Poured hazy peach with a huge, fluffy cap of custardy head that stuck around for the longest time.. sticky lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up warm, toasted bready sweetness accented by floral and catty hoppage plus some vanilla.. there was a definite sour component that didn’t necessarily help or hurt it. The flavor found lacto and pedio sourness laced throughout.. sweet, toasted breads and lighter fruity sweetness at the core.. the same floral and catty bitterness (mostly catty) from the nose surrounded.. little bit of pineapple too.. finished sour with an extra hit of residual sugars. Medium-bodied and over-carbonated on the palate.. the sourness became too much as the drink progressed.. beyond that, it was a decent-drinking, decent-tasting Belgian ale.

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