Alvinne Festina Lente

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Alvinne
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Moen, Belgium


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Festina Lente is a dark beer, with a firm, creamy head, non-filtered and non-pasteurized, bottle-conditioned. A subtle mix of herbs and spices was added, resulting in an inimitable aroma and flavourprofile. 16.2 Plato. Ingredients: Water, Pilsener malt, malted wheat, special malts, Pilgrim and EK Goldings, spices, yeast.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (9211) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2014
29/I/14 - 33cl bottle from De Zytholoog / Bierloods (Adegem) @ home - BB: V/2010 (2014-131)

Clear dark purple brown beer, no head, no carbon, some irregular beige bubbles while pouring, nothing after that. Aroma: very vinous, balsamic vinegar, lots of vanilla notes, some caramel. MF: soft to no carbon, medium body. Taste: little bitter start, some mocha, vanilla, pretty sour, vinous, earthy flavours, tobacco, bitter hops, wood tannins. Aftertaste: bitter, very vinous, red wine notes (bourgogne), balsamic, red currants, cherries and plums, spices, cinnamon, some dried fruits, pretty bitter and dry ending. Well, by now Ive learned from the brewer that this beer has not seen any wood, but otherwise I wouldve bet on it. I also learned that normally this is not a sour ale. Guess my bottle was infected, maybe the cap wasnt sealed, because I heard no hiss when opening the bottle and there was no carbon. If thats true, its even more amazing how interesting and complex this beer has become!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
20th May 2010
Cloudy dark red-brown beer. Tiny white head. Light dry palate. Lightly sour malt, winter spices. A little coca cola and orange, Finishes dry and somewhat bitter. Not my cup of char!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Pours a nice reddish brown. Aromas of cinnamon/ginger/nutmeg. Flavor is bitter roast/chocolate with spices and a little coriander.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prokroustis (744) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 7, 2011
Pitch dark brown body with an off white head. Aroma is spicy and malty, with pineapple and mango. Flavour is interesting, sweet with caramel and spices at the start with an acidic finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (19513) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 3, 2011
Suerlicher und stark karbonisierter Antrunk. Dann nach Kirschen, gleichzeitig herber und malzig. Die Suerlichkeit bleibt bestehen und wird ein Grundpfeiler des Bieres. Leider ist der Hintergrund wenig intensiv, so dass das Bier schnell erschpft. Ein erfrischendes und gleichzeitig malziges Bier ist es trotzdem geworden. 9/8/9/7/7/8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (3100) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Flaske: Sortbrun gennemsigtig l med et stort luftigt skumhoved. Duften er meget krydret, nrmest julet. Smagen er igen meget krydret, men en livlig karbonering giver et godt modspil s llen er drikbar. Fin men lidt speciel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
ekstedt (6669) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2010
Bottle (33 cl) from Etre Gourmet. Murky brown, medium creamy beige head. Spicy coke (or swedish "julmust" aroma) with notes of juniper and ginger. Sour and bitter. Probably infected, or perhaps just old (no best before date).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (3275) - Waregem, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2010
Bottle, 33 cl. +/- may 2010 @ home (from beerzolder). Hazy brown color, with a beige head. Aroma fruits (berries), nut, caramel. Medium body. Taste sweet, fruits, caramel, berries, bit roast malts, spice touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4708) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Amber brown with an average beige head. Aroma is of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is of leaves, dirt, cinnamon and booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23631) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle. Muddy brown, thick beige head. Aroam has early phenols, then cinnamon. Taste is candied dark fruit and alcohol, pumpernickel bread, slightly sour. Decent.

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