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


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
limited edition of 300 bottles. Wild West aged in French oak barrels ( Chateau La Croizillé ) from 2011. Contains a wide range of handpicked berries.
- Schaarbeekse cherries ( Wambeek )
- Buckthorn (Moen)
- Raspberry ( Bottelare )
- Jostaberry ( Schoorisse )
- Gooseberry ( Tielt )
- Wild Blueberry ( Simonside Hills Northumberland -UK )

To be served in wineglasses

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sjogro (5246) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2018
Bottle shared at Maakun’s tasting. Near clear amber golden with greyish ring head. Sour grains, massive grapes, sour cherries, cherry stones, grape most. Full sour, moderate bitter. Medium body and soft carbonation.

Maakun (6938) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2018
Bottle shared at home. Clear reddish amber with small beige head. Soft sour berries and cherries, light glue, sweet malts, caramel, soft balsamico and sherry, grapes, light vanilla. Quite sour and light sweet with a soft bitter touch. Medium bodied. Lovely.

mariuspoenari (3202) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2018
Bottle shared at Maakun's. Clear rose-pink pour with a thin off-white head. Notes of blueberries, gooseberries, cherries, light vinegar, funky barrel. Nice.

bergstaden (3388) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2017
Hazy golden with a white head - Sour malt aroma with berries - Sour malt body with flavours from berries and wood - The berry flavours with wood goes into the finish - This was good

ciocanelu (3190) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - DEC 11, 2017
2016 Vintage. Hazy orange brownish color with almost no head. Aroma has complex barrel notes with fermented fruits, mostly berries. Taste follows with tart fruits, some apple vinegar, berries and some yeast funk. Medium body and carbonation.

tmrmwel (2331) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2017
Bottle, Lot 874. Pours cloudy pinkish orange, with a creamy, off white head. Aroma is tart berries, rhubarb and sour candy, as well as wooden brett. Creamy body, with soft to average carbonation. Flavour is tart fruity notes of rhubarb, currants and fruit peel, as well as some bretty wood and floral notes.

msbernac (2944) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 19, 2017
Bottle Aroma-berries, barnyard Appearance-dark amber, clear, white foam, Taste-medium sourness, light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate-medium body, sticky, lively, long finish, Overall-very good

anders37 (27892) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2017
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour tart woody berry aroma. Fruity sour woody berry flavor with hints of dark fruit. Has a fruity sour tart woody berry finish.

PowY (1219) - AUSTRIA - JUN 25, 2017
500 ml bottle, shared by Saeglopur, many thanks. 500 ml bottle, vintage 2016. Pours a slightly hazy, deep copper with quickly disappearing white head. The aroma is sour with citric fruits, red berries, some vinegar and oak. Medium body with a light to medium carbonation, a medium to heavy initial sourness, which softens a little bit and which is followed by a light sweetness. Dry finish with hints of alcohol. Flavor of citric acid, lemon, red berries, some vinegar, black currant, raspberries, some woody notes and a berry tartness.

Appearance: 4
Taste: 8
Palate: 4
Overall: 15

Saeglopur (2473) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 25, 2017
500 ml bottle from Etre Gourmet, 2016 vintage limited to 400 bottles.
Dark amber-copper, hazy body, with a small, yellowish head.
Aroma of oak, wine, lots of sour berries, vinegar, subtle cheese, slight funk.
Tastes quite similar, but with the berries more defined, blueberries and cherries sticking out a bit.
Medium, slick mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes sour, medium dry, wooden, vinous, sour fruity, with lots of berries again, some lingering blueberry skin.

Tasty. The nose has a bit too much vinegarish notes for me, while it’s still really complex. Taste starts also pretty acidic, but quickly merges into diverse berry notes. Overall not my favourite Alvinne I’ve had, but still great stuff.

Aroma/Appearance/Taste/Palate/Overall: 7/4/8/4/16

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