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Alvinne Omega - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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BA SCORE
86
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ADZA on 07-05-2014

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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 11
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a slightly hazy, copper-gold coloring with no head. Aromas of tart white grape, buttery notes, heavy floral highlights, and a toasted backbone. Some subtle funky esters and yeast notes, too. Pretty decent nose. Flavors are tart grape and peach forward, fruity and sweetly balanced, with a toast backbone, and an interesting herbal and floral blend throughout. Bitterness creeps in quickly to accompany all of the tart notes, and the body is extremely crisp and dry. Tart sweet and dry aftertaste of all the fruity notes, lingering into the dry finish. Very smooth throughout, and very drinkable.

Photo of kiki3drt292
2.99/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A thin and unbalanced acidity coupled with a light rotten smell made this beer not super enjoyable.

Photo of drpimento
2.61/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Best things about this beer are the aroma and appearance. Body is okay while flavor is some sour along with barnyard, funk, & oxidation. Beer looks good with a large very frothy off-white short-lived head some lace and a clear yellow color. Very mild aroma with just about only yeast and a bit of Malt coming through. Not that great.

Photo of cujocon
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

6% ABV
11.2 oz cool shaped little bottle with crown $6 at Provisions Northampton MA
Apperance: dark tan like leather, small head, not much retention ends with thin bubble layer

Smell: bready beer with a hint of fruit

Flavor: holy sour and not much else - preparing for acid burp - little to no aftertaste

Overall: 3/5 reminds me of sourdough bread. Not bad, but not anything to get excited about.
I really like the bottle.

Photo of thecommonman
3.42/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Lots of lactobacillus. Very tart, like green apple. All tart, not much more to it.

Photo of Timeizmonies
1.89/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'm convinced everyone giving this beer high reviews is a beer snob. The sour after taste is a creeping lingering flavor that offends the taste buds. It tastes like a batch of beer that went bad. I can say that this is not a boring a beer I just personally would not drink it again.

Photo of Severdali
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells of fresh wet funk, fresh lemon, floral notes, beautiful fruity malt and dried but nice orange-y hop-y citrus in the background. Loving it.

Looks like a million bucks. Pours an impressive head that stays in action for a while and goes down very slowly. Afterwards the head is still lush when oxygenated, especially for a blond sour.

Taste: It is nicely sweet for a blond sour, even very drinkable when colder. When colder the lemon flavor is nice and full and really comes through in the most pleasing of ways for lemon being the dominant note. When it warms up the citrus and malt warm up and lead the way and it becomes overly drying in the most even and best of ways. The sour dissipates through the mouth but perfectly finishes at the back.

Photo of Bitterbill
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It pours a clear that turns hazy light yellow orange colour with 2 or more fingers of foam on my initial pour. Kudos to the BAs that mentioned it was a gusher...I put it and pulled it from the fridge.

Funk and lemon citrus is big on my nose initially but also continuously.

After getting over the niceness of the smell, I dove in to taste it. Funky notes, lots of lemon citrus and an overall sourness that leans more to the vinegar side than the fruity side, to my palate. It works for me and the 6% abv is more than comforting for me for the style.

Medium body, above medium carbonation, good mouthfeel.

We got a bunch of this in town and seeing as the price isn't unreasonable, I forget how much but under $6 a bottle I believe, I will get more. I see that it isn't all that widely distributed yet too. Give it a go.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

surprised to see so few ratings on this one, it must not be too widely distributed yet, but man do i love these guys right now, all the beers have been fantastic. this is a bit on the hoppier side, still with a wild yeast profile, but much more tame than some of their others in terms of sourness, this is more in the belgian pale and saison hybrid range, with a tart brett finish. the hops are grassy and maybe czech in origin, although their dosage is rather large in this one, with some bitterness but a real freshness to the taste. malt base has a lot of cereals going on, dry though, and textured like there might be some wheat in here if not some oats too. medium body, lots and lots of carbonation, this beer is extremely refreshing. i see it more as a spring thing than a fall one, given its hop profile, but i like it a whole lot, and its definitely something different in the style. perhaps a less dynamic yeast character than some of their others beers, but i like its reserved nature. its balanced and bright and delicious.

Photo of heygeebee
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Gusher, but after that it's all uphill.
Looks cloudy apricot juice colour, on the nose its all funk lemons and zest. Taste is nicely sour but not too dry.
Litte harsh on back palate but otherwise solid stuff.

Photo of ADZA
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On cracking this bottle the brew just leaped out of the bottle like a bull out of the gates and it pours a dirty blonde hue with a creamy two finger head and a touch of lacing,wow the smell is funky with also sweaty socks,musty funk and lemons,the mouthfeel is medium bodied,spritzy and nicely carbonated with tastes of apples,Brett,lemons and limes,some candy and finished with a mouth Puckering sour funkiness and overall this is definately a suprise packet for me and something I could drink all night will buy again cheers.

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Alvinne Omega from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
86 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.