bhensonb (15756) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle at Alvinne. Pours amber with a nice yellow/beige head. Medium body with firm carbonation. Flavor is oaky and vinous.Malt and mild spice. Lightly (word in note is smudged). Flavors dance around. Finish is dry. It is an extremely tasty beer. omhper (25740) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2012
Bottled, at tasting at _angst_. Hazy mahogany colour, small head. Vinous nose. Mid sweet with medium body with well rounded, spritzy mouthfeel. Red wine and cobwebs. Slight notes of white pepper in the finish. Intense and elegant. Lovely! harrisoni (19332) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2009
75cl bottle from the Alvinne brewery shop. Orangey red colour with thin lasting off white head. Flemish red sour ale aroma. which is remarkably attractive. A touch of the wine, but almost sour cherry like. Touch of wood on the aroma too. That’s one good smelling beer. A little sweeter than a full on sour, which I guess comes from the wine. Certainly this beautiful wild cherry/red wine aroma/flavour comes through. It really is very good indeed. Just the right level of wild yeast character gives it a biting sourness on the finish, but wonderfully balanced by some very juicy light red fruits. Ridiculously drinkable. Good condition in mouth, the right level of carbonation, a little soft, not harsh, but enough to tingle the tongue. As a vinous Flemish sour, it really is remarkably good. Christian (13815) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2010 June 2009: Cloudy amber with a big and lasting off-white head. Strong aroma of oak, giving me both coconut and wine. Dry and tart oak flavour, rather vineous. Very American in it’s character.
Bontus (802) - Flanders, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2009
Borefts Festival 2010: Has developed more brett character, more funk, and a touch of popcorn. Tart cherries in the flavour
75 cl bottle, tasting at Alvinne. Pours dark golden with a creamy head. Vinous nose, vinous acid aroma’s, grapes & other fresh fruits. Astringent & tart, very refreshing, excellent MF. Finishes sour with oak caskwood and smokey hints like vanilla.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle at home.Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2011
An awesome clean golden brown colour. Amazing calvados / apple aroma with caramel, burnt sugar, excellent fruity notes and just the right amount of barrel. The flavour is even better. Again the barrel notes are stunning and in perfect harmony with the fruit, wine and tarty sourness. Excellent dry mouth feel makes it hugely drinkable. Not brimming with complexity but what it does, it does exceptionally well. Basically it’s superb wine barrel notes with a simple but excellent base beer. Alvinne continue to go from strength to strength.
750 ml bottle shared at the Utah holiday tasting. It was filled with notes of plums, port, vinous/tart, malty, and vanilla. An amazing beer. This was a highlight of the tasting for me. Another please. thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2009
Bottle. Over-eager to get out of the bottle, the head died down somewhat after a dramatic start. Hazy, red copper colour with some sediment. Intense vinous aroma, quite a bit of woody notes, sour fruit. A lot of berry flavours, strawberries, hints of vanilla, sour fruit, an dry wood, especially towards the finish. Great stuff. marcus (10671) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle at the brewery. This copper ale poured with a decent beige head and a delightlful oak aroma. The wild yeast provides a delicious sourness to the mild base. It is a very subtle but well-crafted flavor that has benefited from 8 months in a burgundy barrel. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2011
Bottled (from beerplanet.eu). Orangeish golden colour with a small off-white head that leaves some lace. Aroma is sour wood, some mild leathery notes, mild fruityness as well as some slight resiny notes. Flavour is sour wood, some mild winelike notes as well as some slight herbal/mild spicy notes.