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


on tap

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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Aged in Burgundy wine casks.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Desverger (10515) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2016
[email protected], Copenhagen (12/06/2016) - dark red pour with small head. Aroma and taste is prominent cherry, very sweet, cheery skin, red wine soaked oaky wooden nuance, vinegar, medium to high acidity, didnt get on well with this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (7598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle (BB Nov 2018). Head is initially small, fizzy/frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown (with ruby tones). Aroma is moderately malty (molasses, nuts), with notes of vinegar, old walnut shells, cardboard, sherry, cherry. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Phew, pretty damned difficult to like this...nose is all oxidation and syrupy/molasses-like malt and vinegar, and the mouth experience is dirty and harsh. I like sour ales fine, esp. well-made Flemish reds, but this ain’t one of those. This is poorly oxidized stout or some such, very crude and raw. A complete drain pour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Msdrbeat (680) - East Lansing, USA - JUL 2, 2016
On tap at The Sovereign. Very dark red. Smells like a red wine. Very low carbonation. Smooth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (13689) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2016
On tap at Torst. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is dark fruit, oak, vinegar, leather. Thin mouth, licorice, vinegar, oak tannin, nice tartness, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Batavi (382) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
Geproefd tijdens IPA/Sour proeverij, uitgeschonken in een Struise proefglas. Roodbruine kleur met een minimale lichtbeige schuimkraag die snel wegtrekt. De aroma's zijn intens zurig, met tonen van eikenhout, balsamico, rood fruit als aardbeien, frambozen en kersen, en notities van rode wijn. Het smaakpallet is behoorlijk zuur, met tonen van balsamico, rode wijn, eikenhout, rood fruit, in balans gebracht met tonen van licht gebrande mout en karamel. Enigszins waterige body en lichte carbonatie. De afdronk is droog en zurig. Niet de meest complexe sour, maar zeker wel een interessant bier in de Vlaamse Oud Bruin stijl, met mooie fruitige accenten. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7844) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2016
Bottle (I think) at the Sovereign for their Brouwerij Alvinne event. Poured a semi-opaque brown color (the room had low-lighting at this point so I’m not totally sure about how opaque it could be). Aroma was tart, funky notes with lightly malted fruits. Light cherry skins, wine notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1807) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Red brown pour with an an off white head. Aroma is oak, malt vinegar, cherry, and caramel. Taste follows

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle. Aroma of grapes and oak. Body is dark cloudy brown,red with no head. Flavor is grapes, oak. Almost acidic palate but a long lingering sour and tartness that it is balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gyllenbock (8686) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2016
On tap at Local Option. Almost black with a minimal head. Sour with vinegar, licorice, oak and some hints of red wine. I was not that impressed by this one.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Initially this tastes like something you find on aisle 8 at Lowe’s if you drank it instead of putting on your walls. As it warms it gets better... a little bit but you can eat white Elmer and get the same experience.

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