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. DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2010
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. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks to Jackie & Simon.wekker84 (2360) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2011
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.
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 yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity, dry grassy and slight citrusy. Sweet impression, fruity, hoppy and bitter. Citrusy flavoured mixed with a light malty with a sweet note.
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle at 3rd pre-ZBF. Hazy orange pour, white lacing head. Aroma of hoppy pine, creamy and some resin. Flavor is very bitter, with lemon and gin and finishes just as bitter. Creamy texture, medium carbonation. madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. dense off white head. Herbs, sweetness and some light fruits in the aroma. Flavour of herbs, flowers, sweetness. Medium to full bodied. Light bitter end. Quite nice and high drinkability. dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle @ Pre-ZBF. Cloudy orange pour, small head. Hoppy aroma with lychee, gin and orange peel. Flavour is a strong bitterness, very deep and long lingering. Very nice. omhper (25128) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2010
Bottled, thanks baggio! Cloudy golden, lively head that keeps growing. Tropical fruit and yeast aromas. Medium dry, soft and rounded with lots of tropical fruit hoppiness gradually turning into piney bitterness. Dry and dnicely drinkable. fiulijn (20515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2011
Horizontal tasting of Alvinne Hop Trilogy
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.