oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a peppery backend kermis (14191) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle shared with friends. Hazy golden pour with big white head, though not as explosive as the others in the series. Fruity and hoppy aroma with some yeast. Bitter hoppy flavour with grapefruit and a floral aspect. deanso (10178) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - AUG 14, 2011
75cl courtesy of Kermis, thanks!
Almost a gusher. Thick creamy white head. Hazy blond pour. The nicest of the 3 but only just fiulijn (20993) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2011
Horizontal tasting of Alvinne Hop TrilogyKoelschtrinker (20772) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 3, 2011
Courtesy of fonefan
Cloudy orange-amber color; big creamy head; the bottle keep gushing a lot; this is the more cloudy one in the lot.
Nice aroma, strongly piney, dry resins, light plastic, light rosemary; peculiar, but also the most interesting among the three.
The body is better constructed than the others, with a medium strength and a bit rounder mouthfeel; there is strong flavor, dry caramel and toffee mix, with a limited residual sweetness; then a powerful, extreme hopping, very resiny, but there is also an evident yeast component to add some complexity.
The final is quite harsh, both because of the oily hops and the yeast, extremely bitter, very long.
This is the one with more complexity, but mainly due to the qualities of a good and spicy Belgian beer than to the hop. Still, it’s a bit excessive.
Der starke Hopfenantrunk wird durch die deutliche Trockenheit beschränkt. So wirkt das Bier dann eher mild und fast wässrig. Kaum blumig, deutlicher dagegen zitronig. Im Abgang recht bitter, aber nicht übertrieben. Nicht sonderlich gut. 11/8/7/8/12/7
Kristall-König (2820) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2011
Geruch harzig-ölig, aromatisch und zitrusbehaftet. Orangen-Zitronenmäßiger Antrunk, sehr bald bitter einsetzend, aber immer noch zitrusaromatisch. Mehr und mehr gewinnt die Bitterkeit an Oberhand um im Abgang dann heftig zuzulangen. Brutal bitteres IPA mit eigenen Qualitäten. Für mich gut. dnstone (3442) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Sweet floral hoppy aroma. Hazy orange in color with nice off-white head. Medium bodied IPA, floral hoppiness, well balanced. Pretty good, and the botlle didn’t foam over on opening! wekker84 (2390) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2011
750 ml bottle a dark orange colored beer with a white head aroma malts grapefruit citrus spicy and hops taste malts grapefruit citrus spice bitter hops and a bitter finish MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks to Jackie & Simon.DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2010
Murky yellow brown with a thin off white head. Not the best looking beer that Alvinne make. Thankfully what goes in the mouth is of a very good quality. Loads of fruit and bitterness, excellent base malt and just generally well balanced and loveable. Top stuff guys.
Flat-bottomed, self-pouring 750ml bottle. Naively, I assumed Alvinne’s big bottles might be slightly less incendiary than the 330ml stuff- big mistake. It took about 5 different glasses to contain the volcano of foam spouting from the bottle on prising the cap- come on chaps, sort it out. Fortunately the beer that emerges from the froth is something of a minor classic. Murky orange with a huge, sculpted beige head encrusting the glass like dried shaving foam. Aroma of pure horse, fizz, lilies, Bazooka chews and gooseberry- Orval, with an added dimension of meringue, lemon pith, grapefruit and...well, piss as it warms. An incredibly balanced beer considering the declared IBUs; lemon zest and grapefruit building with bitterness but stopping well short of shampoo astringency with a floweriness (lilies), exoticism (galangal) and cushioning malt background of nut husk and biscuit that makes for a pungently hopped experience even the ladies can enjoy. A big bottle of Orval shaken, turned up to 11 and exotically dry-hopped, without the annoying biscuit sweetness that can plague a juvenile specimen. Huge (quite literally), and hugely drinkable beer...with a side order of undrinkable froth.