Brewed by Brouwerij Alvinne
Style: Belgian Ale
Moen, Belgium


on tap


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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed with Chinook and Amarillo.

DISCLAIMER: This is a new version of the "Alvinne Extra", introduced in 2008. If you had an older version, you should rate "Alvinne Extra Bitter".

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jerre (3275) - Waregem, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2008 This afternoon at the brewery with the brewers self: Davy and Glenn, THX. Tasted again @ home now. Bottle, 33 cl. Hazy dark golden to amber color, with great creamy, partition sticking head. Aroma very fruity nose, good hops, bit yeast and little flowery. Medium to full body. Taste going a bit to the Gaspar, but theres a great difference. This restyled version is more bitterness (good !) than the early Extra. Dry bitterness, good in balance, nice hops. Good bitterness finish. Very good beer !

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kromamc (191) - ITALY - JAN 5, 2010
Sono troppo affezionato a questa birra!! fosse per me mi ci farei il bagno!!!!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BonVoeux (40) - Beveren-Leie, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2008
On tap at ZBF 08. Hazy darkgolden ale, white head. Aroma very hoppy, fruity. Medio to full bodied. Nice good drinkable, yeast, hops, bitterness. TOP.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
<b>In short: </b>A mega-hoppy Belgian blonde ale. Great stuff.
<b>How: </b>Bottle 330ml, consumed fresh a few weeks after receiving it through private importation.
<b>The look: </b>The gushing bottle poured a cloudy golden body with lots of small particles topped by a persistent large white head
<b>In long: </b>Nose is hopped to the max with a huge amount of noble grassy hops and some lemony meringue. A very yeasty beer with a pillowy fluffy body. Carbonation is aggressive, maybe a bit too much so. The fruity notes are quickly taken by a mountain of dry herbal spicy hops. Biting bitterness and very dry finish, almost sandy. Feels like a cross between a nice yeasty Belgian blonde ale and a fantastic Pilsner (i.e. Christoffel Blonde). This is definitely a beer for those who think that Malheur Brut Reserve is the shit. But those who think theres one too many the in this last sentence should avoid it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2008
33 cl bottle. Slightly hazy bright orange-golden beer with a massive (massive) rocky white head. It took me a solid 15 minutes to pour this guy. Aroma is very inviting though. Rich yeasty spiciness with lots of clove, pepper, and herbal aromas mixing with the fruity/citrusy hop aroma. Bright light mintiness with lots of candyish/fruity esters. Its not as obviously hoppy as something like Houblon Chouffe, but there is plenty of hop aroma and bitterness to bring it into IPA territory. Zesty and perfumy with a lovely citrus and spice hoppiness that accents the crackery base malts and the rich yeastiness perfectly. Very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2009
UPDATED: APR 13, 2010 #2500. Witbier peachiness dwarfed by ludicrous clouds of foam. Where the fucks my beer gone? Lush lush sweet aroma stirring together vanilla ice cream, pine shavings, the pig pen, white wine, bulbous lemon and lime winegum hoppage, Rowntrees pineapple jelly. Mouth sings with ripe lime and grape hits, houmous on white toast for structure, the custard of oak, tropical sweet citrus, fresh pineapple, Belgian silk and sorcery. Win,win, win. Musical fusion of ingredients/seriously delicious beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5837) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2008
Very hazy golden beer, with a seriously frothy head that continues to grow after the pour - bright and fruity aroma of orange, mango, pear - strong earthy hops in the nose - belgian sugar sweetness mingles well with the fruit character - full but soft in the mouth - really powerful hop bitterness and strong herbal character - the character imparted by the belgian yeast takes a back seat, but adds some fruitiness and light phenolic character that combines really well with the hops and herbal notes - tastes like a really hoppy saison because of this - super tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (6106) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2008
11.2 Belgian grenade bottle, which began gushing out immediately upon opening. After getting it under control, it poured a thick, yeasty golden color with a large foamy head. Lots of hops come through in aroma and taste, but the creamy yeastiness keeps it highly drinkable. A very well done beer by one of Belgiums newest players.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2008
Gold colored beer with a white head. Nice hoparoma’s. Tastes nicely btter with notes of citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2008 My Bottom Line:
An evocative osmosis of citrusy, herbal hoppiness and spicy yeast garnishes the slender cereal sweetness of this fantastically drinkable and personable hopped-up Belgian Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam tops the cloudy beige golden.
-The finishing is long but not bracing, recalling most of the hop flavors and focusing a tad more on their coniferous resinous aspect.
-The mouthfeel is pillowy, made of ample carbonation and a healthy body.
-The yeast pour adds doughy aromas and flavors which somewhat muddle the first half of the flavor profile, but it cannot overcome the marvelous hop finish.
-This is in the same recipe and quality family as Taras Boulba, Zinne Bir, Rulles Estivale, etc. Me likey a lot!

Bottles; best before April 2010.

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