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Alvinne Omega - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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Reviews: 16
Hads: 67
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 24.27%
Wants: 1
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Belgium | website

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale | 6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ADZA on 07-05-2014

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

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Photo of tigg924
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Taste is a lot of sour mix, pineapple, unripe apple, and a splash of peach. This one is highly carbonated, light bodied, and very sour, although not mouth puckeringly so. I do have others I prefer in the style, but this is worth a try.

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Photo of chossboss
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whatname
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zonker17
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobDB
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Magery
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thecommonman
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

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Photo of desint
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrBier
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is somewhat hazy amber yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation along with some specks of yeast floating in suspension near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass. Any traces of the head eventually completely faded away.
S: Light aromas of sourness and wild grapes are present in the nose.
T: The taste is a little sour and has flavors of wild grapes along with notes of yeast and underlying hints of candi sugar.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation. There is an ever so slight amount of tartness.
O: This beer isn't nearly as sour compared to most of the other beers in the style so it could be a good selection for someone new to wild ales, or a lighter and refreshing summertime beer for a veteran wild ale drinker.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of mzingie
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amazingly vibrant cloudy orange color with a massive lasting head. Smell is very pleasant and citrus but only averagely potent. The taste is much more mild than sours I have tried in the past. Orange and white grape are the dominating flavors with many subtle citrus notes as well as a little too much of a yeasty flavor and aftertaste. Very refreshing and an amazing beer for a bright sunny day.

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Photo of BMFR1811
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Anatole
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of MenardMa
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of klee44
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of timotao
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear medium golden honey in color with light amounts of visible carbonation rising slowly from the bottom of the glass and moderate amounts of copper highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy foamy off-white head that reduces to a mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of tart white grape, citrus lemon, and light aromas of floral + grassy hops. Light aromas of grainy malts underneath with a light to moderate aroma of barnyard.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of pale malts and grainy malts with a light amount of wheat present. That is followed by moderate flavors of tart white grape, peach, citrus lemon, and floral + grassy hops. Overall light to moderate tartness and just a subtle hint of bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of acidic prickliness. Crisp with a dry finish.

O: Very approachable and drinkable for a sour, a decent one to introduce the style. Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Light to moderate tartness/sourness makes this one very refreshing.

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Photo of Grodd87
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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Photo of leitmotif
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

With the inspiration of Belgian lambic in mind, the Alvinne brewers introduce a series of sour ale with Omega being, surprisingly, the lightest in alcohol content, flavor and complexity- making it somewhat of a sour on training wheels.

Its thin honey-amber pour releases a spirited froth, partly of both foam and fizz. Yet each of those popping bubbles enliven the senses with an earthy bouquet filled with weathered oak, sour fruit, leathery, briny and an overall gamey scent. Its medium-sour sweetness greets the tongue with notions of honey, cola and steely caramel.

But over the middle palate, the sweetness dissolves and the sourness intensifies, bringing a decidedly sour tone with its white grape, lime peel, dried orange, crabapple, cherry and kiwi character- all seeming marinated in pickling brine. Yet with a backdrop of nutty sweetness draped over the dry sourness, a sense of cola continues to plague the cleanliness of the beer.

Its spicy and acidic finish is delightfully peppery, winey, cider and hinting toward white vinegar as a drying tone is set. Cherry and oak capture the beer's natural red wine tendencies as an aftertaste of mineral, cola and brine waft swiftly onward.

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Alvinne Omega from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
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