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Brewed by Brouwerij Alvinne
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Moen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Flemish sour ale brewed with wild yeast, then aged on fresh cherries in French Burgundy wine barrels.

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4.4
JorisPPattyn (9927) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2010
Deep garnet red with a small pink head, gone in seconds. Intense fruitnose (cherry,...) with some old wood ànd alcohol. Superb nose, inviting as none, reminiscent of the real Zottegemse Kriek from Crombé. Sourish-fruity, refreshing with "old cherries", wood, pinch of saffron and redcurrant. Again totally resembling the old Zottegemse Kriek - with just a slightly more watery mouthfeel. Lipsmacking acidity, superbly refreshing. EXCELLENT. Glenn, Davy, Mark, take note (<small> pretty please! </small>). Do a remake of this with a good dose of extra malts in the Kerasus, then barrel-age in the same way. As Struise recreated the original Kapittel Prior with Aardmonnik, so will you have resurrected the Zottegemse Kriek, of fond memory.

3.8
77ships (9634) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2012
(2009 Vintage) / limited to 250 bottles – 75 cl. bottle split with Belgbeergeek – thx to him: (A) Bourgogne dark red, no head, pretty wine-looking – (S) reminds me of Kerasus 2010, lots of nice tart cherries with a slight sweet side to them, slightly woody – (T) slightly watery tart cherries, vineous leading into the slightly bitter wooden, tannins, Bourgogne part – (B) definitely thinned out by the BA, basically just takes Kerasus 2010 a notch down, slight sweetness & tart cherry finish of the base beer is replaced by ok Bourgogne, tannins, wood,… soft carb. ok beer, definitely too much thinned out

3.9
drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2011
1/15/11. Bottle shared at the Sea Bass tasting. Sour cherry aroma with a big acidic flavor that puckers with some nice fruit as well. Quite nice!

3.7
Erzengel (8619) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2013
Tolle leuchtend rote Farbe, sauer-fruchtiger Geruch. Der AT ist vollmundig und angenehm sauer! Schöne leichte Kirschtöne, dazu angenehm Säure mit deutlich holzigem Einschlag!

3.7
Cuso (8614) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle from De Gekraakte Ketel web shop. Red brown color with medium pink head. Aroma of cherries, vanilla, marzipan., wood. taste, cherries, red wine, hints of wood (oak?). Sour sweet finish. Good.

3.7
nimbleprop (8278) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2010
750ml bottle pours a clear, garnet red with zero head. Nose is tart, bretty, red grapes, cherries, red wine, rose champagne. Flavor is tart, fruity, grapes, cherries, raspberry. Bull bodied, tart but drinkable.

3.5
Plovmand (8266) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2010
Bottle at Papsø Blindtasting # 26. It pours hazy dark reddish with a creamy off white head. The aroma is sweet fruity, caramel, light acidic with notes of sweet cherries. The flavour is cherries, almonds and caramel. Has some acidic notes. Bit thin.

3.6
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
2009 Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazed ruby red body with a tan head. Aromas are big and vinous with fruit, berries, tartness, wine, caramel, leather and strawberries. Flavors are much less tart, but very vinous with caramel, berries and wine. Lively bubbles.

4
teorn88 (7671) - Rimini, ITALY - APR 14, 2013
75cl bottle. It pours bright red -ruby with just a ring og pinkish bubbles. Aroma is fruity with loads of tart cherries. Nice sourness with wood notes. The taste of cherries with vanilla, wood and sour. The aftertaste is sour with a little bitter and dry sweet. Very nice beer.

3.7
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Draft on tap at Bavarian Lodge (Lisle, IL). Part of their Belgian Fest/Night. Pours a brownish hue, lighter copper edges with a firm haze, but still a healthy glow to it. Frothy tan head with a touch of red or auburn to it in the light, decent sized moves to an ok film, laces ok. Aromas are some decent sour cherries and vinegar, touches of red wine, lactic acid, a touch of earth and metal. Wet oak, with a touch of maltiness pushing through, a bit beat up, some toast, bread, and light caramel. Initial is moving towards lighter bodied, a sustained sour cherry and vinegar feel, cherry skins, sour and a touch of metal. Wet oak, more vinegar and sour cherries, red wine kinda lingers on and dries out. A touch of sweetness from the cherry, bread, and biscuits in the middle of the beer as the sour cherry, vinegar, touch of metal, good feel of lactic acid follow through and linger on the palate into and past the finish. Touch of nuttiness, darker fruits, biscuits, toast. Some vanilla and red winey tannins from the oak linger on. Nice sour, well balanced and a firm sourness and barrel presence without getting overbearing or acetic. That seems the MO with the Alvinne sours.. They’ve all been well done, firm yet balanced, nothing way over the edge or overbearing. Pretty damn drinkable with a solid flavor, firm sourness.


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