Brouwerij Alvinne Reviews




Bierridder_S
3.7
Alvinne Morpheus Saison
29/10/2017 - 33cl bottle @the Brewery. Hazy orange with a nice creamy white head. Nose is grainy, bit funk, wood. Taste is grainy, funk, bit spices, bit crossover between a Saison and Alvinne sour.
Monday, November 20, 2017

Icedwarf
3.4
Alvinne Cuvée D'Erpigny Sauternes BA
Roodbruin bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is licht zuur en fruitig met iets van calvados en wijn. Persoonlijk vind ik dit bier iets te zuur voor een Barley Wine. Smaak blijft wel mooi lang hangen.
Sunday, November 19, 2017

ruji
0.5
Alvinne Cuvee de Mortagne

Sunday, November 19, 2017

nearbeer
3.7
Alvinne Cuvée D'Erpigny Pedro Ximenez
33 cl. bottle "ERP Feb 2020", 12% abv. Pours mostly clear amber with a smattering of creamy foam. Aroma of caramel, cherry and a touch of orange zest. Flavor is cherry, toffee, raisin and some mild citrus zest. Long finish shows a nice touch of barrel. Later get some light apple cider and a hint of cider vinegar. Fruity sweet, but not cloying brew has a medium-plus mouthfeel and a smooth low carbonation. Well disguised 12% with only a tiny bit of warmth showing.
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Scrumpy369
3.2
Alvinne / Boundary Phi³
On tap at borefts after. Orange colour small white lacing. Nose is acetic. Taste is balsamic. Sweet, strong acetic notes, way too sweet afterwards. Has some funkyness going on, but the chineese sweet-sour overwhelma it too fast.
Saturday, November 18, 2017

GlasgowTAD
3.6
Alvinne Morpheus Undressed Foederbier
Pours deep brown with a medium brown head. Aroma is slightly mettalic and cherry. Taste is highly acidic, cherry sweet, chocolate sweet.
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Alengrin
3.7
Alvinne Morpheus Saison
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Alvinne unleashing their Lactobacillus-containing house yeast strain onto the old saison formula, 33 cl steini bottle. Irregular, papery lacing, off-white, moussy head showing some gaps in the middle quickly but otherwise very well-retaining; lightly hazy, pure and warm golden blonde beer with ochre-ish hue. Fascinating aroma, though more modern sour ale-like than saison-like, with hints of overripe gooseberry, yellow plum, salami, curdled milk, stewing rhubarb, ripe pear, raw pineapple, lemon rind, raspberry vinegar, goat cheese, spoiled grapefruit flesh, sourdough, faint hints of moist hay, chalk, pickled gherkins, sweat (as in: sweaty feet, though not even too off-putting in this particular context), baby diaper, apple sauce, artisanal cider, papier maché. Crisp, tart, very refreshing, very estery onset, unripe pineapple, green plums, pear, slight banana, sweet embedded in soft green gooseberry tartness, sour but only in a soft, lactic way, gently drying the palate, which is medium carbonated. Supple, lean malt body, 'white' breadiness but soft and rounded enough for the intended style, bit cereally too, ongoing drying yoghurty- or spoiled milk-like sourness but mellow and refreshingly so; ends dry due to this tartness, but still in a crisp, bright kind of way, not descending into too much yeasty 'dirtiness' though spicy and bready yeast effects are certainly there. Juicy, with a subtle amount of floral hops coming in right in time, providing soft retronasal hop traces and a late but effective, earthy hop bitterishness; yeasty esters and lactic tartness continue well after that, carried by persisting malt breadiness, with a touch of very dry white wine to it somewhere as well as a distinctive chalky hint. Very sweaty and charmingly 'stinky' aroma, a 'light' version of what I encountered in their Phi - where this stinky effect was so strong that it completely put me off. This is not the case here: this remains fairly subtle and elegant, though a bit less of the sweaty feet and baby diaper would probably help it forward. Crisp and fruity, drying and tart: this has everything a modern, international (or American) style sour ale needs, but the 'saison' aspect remains a mystery - I still have difficulties accepting that 'saison' necessarily involves some or other additional 'wild' fermentation. If so, I guess using some Brettanomyces for refermentation could have been a better choice than fermenting the whole thing with that Morpheus conglomerate, but I still enjoyed this beer a lot in spite of style issues. I do wonder what extended aging could do to it, however, considering the beauty I was lucky enough to experience from older Alvinne bottles - in totally different styles - that also centered around their house yeast. The sourness in this one remains however very soft and refreshing, maybe a drier, more outspoken hop profile would have brought it closer to what people expect from 'saison' these days? Not sure about it, saison was never an intended style but just developed over time in an era when beer styles were not an issue (or not even invented yet as a concept) so I will not bother about that anymore: as long as it's more or less blonde, 'rustic', crisp, finishing dry and hoppy and coming across as refreshing, anything goes to deserve the moniker 'saison' - yet even with that concise recap in mind, this remains too much centered around Morpheus lactic sourness and not enough around hoppy dryness, which in my book does not make it qualify as a saison. Still a very nice sour ale, though.
Friday, November 17, 2017

GRM
3.8
Alvinne Niks Meer Nodig
Brown bottle, 0.5 l, from and with Alex Serre and Hugue Lebel (merci!), savoured on March 17 2017; eye: dark brown, semi-opaque, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: bourbon, malt, malt, roasted barley, light alcohol, molasses, light ink; mouth: bourbon, malt, malt, roasted barley, light alcohol, molasses, light ink, light soy sauce, finale in roasted barley with presence of alcohol, full body, below-average carbonation, lightly sweet, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: fine

FRANÇAIS
Bouteille brune, 0,5 l, de et avec Alex Serre et Hugue Lebel (merci!), savourée le 17 mars 2017; œil : brun foncé, semi-opaque, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : bourbon, malt, malt, orge torréfiée, léger alcool, mélasse, léger encre; bouche : bourbon, malt, malt, orge torréfiée, léger alcool, mélasse, léger encre, léger sauce soya, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence d’alcool, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien

Friday, November 17, 2017

sunevdj
3.4
Alvinne Kriek van Mortagne
8-3-7-2-14 Bottle from Brussels at home. Pours a hazy dark brown with a medium tanned head. Dry with a mellow sweet- and tartness. Aromas of sour cherries and cask wood. Medium to light bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry and cherry finish.
Friday, November 17, 2017

fajry
2.9
Alvinne Wild West
Flasa od Beermalade. Zlata farba. Vona kysla, trosku lak na nechty. Chut kyselkava, trosku ovocie, jemne aceton.
Friday, November 17, 2017

sjogro
3.6
Alvinne Mad Tom Session IPA
Bottle shared at home, courtesy of Maakun. Hazy golden with white head. Sweet malts, light herbal and elderflower floral notes, doughy, light onion, light honey. Moderate sweet and light bitter, Medium body and soft but spikey carbonation. Very nice and soft, belgian style.
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Maakun
3.5
Alvinne Mad Tom Session IPA
Bottle shared. Hazy orange golden with white head and some weird stuff on the bottom. Dank hops, nettles, lime peel, soft dank weeds, light mineral, lots of grapefruit. Light sweet and medium bitter. Light bodied with fizzy carbonation. Quite dry.
Thursday, November 16, 2017

fonefan
3.3
Alvinne Cuvée de Mortagne Piment d'Espelette

Draught @ 8th. BBF 2016 [ 8th Borefts Beer Festival 2016 ] @ Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

[ As Alvinne Cuvée de Mortagne Piment d'Espelette ].
Unclear dark brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, caramel, wine, wood, vinegar, red wine. Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration, oak, wood, sweet malt, red wine, vinegar notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20160924]
7-2-7-3-14

Thursday, November 16, 2017

fonefan
3.3
Alvinne Cuvée de Mortagne Banyuls

Draught @ 8th. BBF 2016 [ 8th Borefts Beer Festival 2016 ] @ Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

[ As Alvinne Cuvée de Mortagne Banyuls ].
Unclear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, tart, grape, wine, wood. Flavor is moderate sweet and light acidic with a long duration, tart, wine, grape, wood, vinegar notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20160924]
7-3-7-3-13

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

cgarvieuk

cgarvieuk
3.2
Alvinne Cuvée Sofie
keg at the ushers.. Hazy amber.. Thin white lacing.. Dry floral funk fruit nose.. Woody toffee fruit... Herbal funk nose woody toffee malts
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

nathanvc
3.4
Alvinne Kerasus
Vintage 2013. Pours hazy brown/red with a head that disappears immediately. The aroma contains vinegar, sour cherries, marzipan, red berries, wood, almond, barnyard and wine. It tastes medium to heavy fruity sour and only light herbal bitter; tart finish. Light/medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Nice bouquet; I would guess this is not to everyone's taste.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

IndianaRed
3.3
Alvinne Wild West Primitivo
On Tap Hazy golden full bright white head, Lots of tart pale grape aromas and flavors. Winey and tart and a smooth fruity body.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

vinivini
3.8
Alvinne Phi
Bottle. Hazy yellow to orange colour. Small white head. Aroma: dry acidity, wet hay, fruit. Medium body. Light to medium sour fruity taste. Some lactose. Absolutely no booze. Good
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Vignale
3
Alvinne Cuvée Sofie Vlierbloesem
Fat på Malmö Brewings taproom. Bärnstensfärgade, lätt disig lågt skum. Mycket fat, trä och tanniner. Ganska murrig och inte alls lika bra som andra Cuvée jag provat. Flädern saknas eller har blivit gammal och träig den också, aningen gummi. Lyfter inte. Ok.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

PietS
4
Alvinne / Boundary Phi³
Sour, fruit, wild yeast, dried fruits, apricot? A little bitter and a good body and finnish. Good beer.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

nearbeer
3.2
Alvinne Balthazar II Oak Aged
Aliased version, 500 ml. bottle with cap stamped "BOA MRT 2018, Lot 760". Murky, deep copper-brown with a sticky film of bubbles. Nose is red wine, grape candy, dates and oak. Flavor is red wine, grape hard candy, black pepper, woody reed, raisin and a bit of fig. Medium body is winey, peppery and fairly dry, yet somehow still manages to have a sticky mouthfeel at times. Pretty much tastes like red wine.
Monday, November 13, 2017

Aminatchime
2.6
Alvinne Caper Fumatis
Donkerbruine kleur met kleine witte schuimkraag. Geur is oud met lichte sinaasappel toetsen. Smaak is heel waterig, gerookt maar niet overheersend en ijzerachtig.
Sunday, November 12, 2017

kraddel
2.6
Alvinne Caper Fumatis
Pours clear, dark copperbrown. Small white head. Smell is oxidized. Taste is taste is wattery. Sharp, metallic ( very much so ) not that smoked. meh .
Sunday, November 12, 2017

oberschlesier
4.1
Alvinne Wild West Plum Edition
Aroma: vinegar, solvent, lemon, sourness, sauerkraut water, a bit of wood. Taste: sour, sour and sour. A bit in solvent style, but damn, that's really good and refreshing! Some wood is detectable too. Head is nice, carbonation is low.
Sunday, November 12, 2017

chfo1000
3
Alvinne Cuvée Sofie Rabarber

Saturday, November 11, 2017

chfo1000
3
Alvinne Wild West Plum Edition

Saturday, November 11, 2017

MarcoDL
3.6
Alvinne Morpheus Vintage Sour Blend
At foeders. Aroma of horseblanket, mild tart, funky barnyard, oak and citrus. Taste of horseblanket, dry oak, funk, acidic dust, raspberry, cream and a dry finish. Nice, but a bit intense.
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Scopey
3.4
Alvinne Gaspar
Keg at Six Degrees North. It pours hazy orange - amber with a medium, foamy white head. The aroma is sweet, bready, brioche, candied orange peel, pear drops, apple, spice, bit of booze, caramel and a touch of green banana. The taste is dry, rather bitter, resin, candied fruits, pear, melon, banana, spicy, grassy, pithy, straw, pepper, floral action, dry wood and some alcohol warmth through the finish. Medium+ body and highish, foamy carbonation. Decent enough.
Saturday, November 11, 2017

magicmn
3.9
Alvinne / Hair of the Dog Fred Meets Freddy
Bottle. On Alvinne Brewery in late August. Dark golden, thin foam. Delicate aroma with notes of dried fruits, wood, dry wine. Flavor is both malty and dry in same time, oaky bit sour. Very special beer.
Saturday, November 11, 2017

mansquito
3.8
Alvinne Cuvee de Mortagne
Owl Farm, Brooklyn tap: pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma is vinegar, woody, winy, and dark fruits. Taste is somewhat sour. Plums and stuff. Some sweetness. Alcohol is well covered. Pretty nice.
Friday, November 10, 2017

Skaar
4
Alvinne Sigma

Friday, November 10, 2017

Sebilinz
3.7
Alvinne Wild West Blackthorn Edition
Bottle. Thanks to Powy. Murky brown body with nearly no white head. Aroma is vinegar fruits berries malts. Taste is sour vinegar berries fruits. Aftertaste is sour. Too much vinegar for me.
Friday, November 10, 2017

geolgau
4.1
Alvinne Wild West Blackthorn Edition
Nice sour aroma of forest fruits, tart, lemon, vanilla, wood/oak. acidic and fruity. More balanced, complex, woody. Nice tarty fruity finish. Really enjoyable.
Friday, November 10, 2017

geolgau
3.8
Alvinne Wild West Grape Edition 2015
Aroma is salty, sour, with grapes, quite a surprising amount of wet grains, oak. Taste is acidic, sour and funky.White grapes,vinegar,oak. Good.
Friday, November 10, 2017

geolgau
4.1
Alvinne Cuvée Sofie Rabarber
Aroma feels nice and balanced, sour and fruity. Grapes, funk, fresh lemon juice. Taste is nice and balanced, following the nose profile with added fermented fruit, yeast. Very good.
Friday, November 10, 2017

Stuu666
4
Alvinne Morpheus Undressed Foederbier
Keg at six degrees north Edinburgh. Pours deep ruby, nose is floral, raisin, date, cake, taste is vinegar, bretty, nutty, tart and juicy.p
Friday, November 10, 2017

czlowiekmotyka
3.7
Alvinne Cuvée Freddy
Quite vinegarish and a really tart. Sourness level is not harsh. Nice color and small head.
Thursday, November 9, 2017

ItyMeuh
3.1
Alvinne Cuvée Sofie Rabarber
Bottle at Beerlovers Bar in Antwerp. Rhubarb is the dominant flavour and masks any complexity, but this isn’t meant to be a knock - the beer grew on me as I drank, and I found it enjoyable. The beer needed to breath a bit, and taste buds needed to adjust to get the balance.
Thursday, November 9, 2017

pjotrapostou
4
Alvinne Cuvée Freddy Framboos
Kwaśne, dość octowe, ale z owocową słodką nutą. Finisz lekko w stronę wytrawną, ale i tak zostawia kwaśny posmak.
Thursday, November 9, 2017

xiu75

sunevdj
3.5
Alvinne Omega
Bottle from Brussels at home. Pours a clear amber with a tiny white head. Dry with a mellow tartness. Aromas of gooseberries with hints of cask wood and iron. Medium to light bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry and slightly tart finish.
Thursday, November 9, 2017

nihtila
3.7
Alvinne Cuvée Sofie Rabarber
Keg at 6DN Edi. Hazy amber. Nose is tart fruits, rhubarb, lactic. Tastes properly sour, rhubarb, still some sweetness as well.
Thursday, November 9, 2017

nihtila
3.7
Alvinne Morpheus Undressed Foederbier
Keg at 6DN Edi. Dark brown. Nose is wood, red wine, tart. Tastes sour, woody, vinous, red fruits, balsamic, funk.
Thursday, November 9, 2017

cgarvieuk
3.7
Alvinne Morpheus Undressed Foederbier
keg at the six degrees north... Deep brown.. Thin tan lacing.. Woody balsamic.. Rich fruits.. Woody toffee fruit nose.. Woody chocolate roast.. Long funk woody malts
Thursday, November 9, 2017

TEJA
3.7
Alvinne Cuvée Sofie Rabarber
bottle from treskillingen resturant in old town Stockholm. short white head that goes down to a thin lace. opaque solid golden color. mild rhubarb aroma. big lactic taste with fresh rhubarb taste. mild maltiness.
Thursday, November 9, 2017

caesar
4
Alvinne Cuvée de Mortagne Sauternes

Thursday, November 9, 2017

caesar
3
Alvinne Sour'ire de Mortagne

Thursday, November 9, 2017

dwyerpg
4.8
Alvinne Cuvee de Mortagne
This is absolutely delicious. A slight sour, reddish color and tasty flavor. Tastes nowhere near 14%. Stellar beer!
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Gogsy B
4
Alvinne / Six Degrees North Chain Reaction

Wednesday, November 8, 2017