tderoeck (10572) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2011 MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2010
03/02/2011 - 33cl bottle @ home - BBD: SEPT/11 (2011-47)
Aroma: yeast, lime, fruity, sour, some geuze-notes. Little cloudy orange to light amber coloured beer. Creamy towering off-white head, stable and adhesive. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity, apples, lime, then hops, some yeast. Aftertaste: pretty dry, citrus, long lasting bitter turning a little medicinal in the end.
A Mes rate. Bottle that Glenn and Davy kindly left at my house.Jerre (3857) - Waregem, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2010
Well, the brits would never handle this. I mean, it’s hazy for god’s sake. And it actually has a head. Oh and it’s bottle conditioned but not cardboardy. Belgian folks making a good sub 4% abv bitter? True story folks. Excellent English style earthy notes with some really pleasant hops giving some nice grassy notes and fruity Belgian yeast character that, from an English point of view, is really something quite different but works really well. Really good fruit actually, and there is a musty leather note that works well. Excellent dryness, really good lengthy bitter finish with some really really good floral hops and more earthy malt with a faint doughy hint. Loads of character and flavour. If this came cask conditioned and pulled through a hand pump, I’d be even happier. An excellent English style beer with a hint of Belgium. Guys, this is excellent stuff.
Bottle 33 cl. @ @ Bles festival, 09.10.2010.
Hazy darkgolden to amber color, with a beige head.
Aroma hops, malts, fruit touch.
Taste wonderfull for suh a low alohol beer. Nice balance, malts, hops, bitterness, dry. Great. ladnewton (2069) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle at Nuetnigenough, Brussels on 12th November 2012. Hazy amber with white foam and spot lace. Richly hoppy aroma. Intensely hoppy in-mouth; grapefruit and orange zest are present, along with delicate spice notes. Thick hoppy finish with citric tang. Excellent flavour, and zingy mouthfeel. Fair body-to-strength ratio. bhensonb (15958) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Bottle by mail from the Alvinne Biershoppe. Pours hazy amber with a foamy off-white head. Aromas of evergreen and fruit/floral. Med body/muzzy carb. Flavor is very evergreen/veg/fruit/floral and maybe anything else covered by the plant kingdom. It’s got a whole lot of mixed flavors. And it finishes quite definitely bitter. Hard to believe it’s only 42 ebu. Does a nice bit of lacing too. A good beer that will wake up the old palate.
bierkoning (13806) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle. Deep golden color. Grapefruit and oily hops in the aroma. Thinnish, but full of flavor. Peach, pineapple, grapefruit, oily hops. A delicious light ale! kraddel (9321) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2016
Bottle (50 cl ) expired 2013, yet no way of telling in the shop, since the price sticker was cleverly stickered over the date... Anyway. Mild gusher, that comes rather late. Pours unclear orange. Big and growing white head. the stability is rediculous. it was multiple centimeters above the border of the glass before it finaly gave up. Impressive ! Smell is very brett-forward, some malts. Taste is intense, brett, grainy. Typical classic alvinne. I don’t dislike it at all though ! Infection usually gives sourness and a bad taste, here ( IF infected ! ) it only gives a real nice brett-taste. Never had it fresh, but if fresh it was a basic bitter, i think i prefer this ! talk about an orval clone :)