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Gaspar Ale - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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Gaspar AleGaspar Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

148 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: horndecker on 07-05-2007)
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

nrb1, May 25, 2013
Photo of Kenzie
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Kenzie, May 14, 2013
Photo of DaveAnderson
2.89/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This 11.2oz bottle was an impulse buy. A Belgian IPA clocking in at 115 IBU? You had me at Belgian IPA.

It's a good looking beer, that's for sure. Plenty of long-lasting foam on top of that amber liquid, flecked with sediment.

It smells nothing like I expect. It's slightly medicinal -- maybe a hint of band-aid in there -- with a bit of burnt sugar.

And it sure it bitter! I'm not sure there is enough going on to compensate. The flavor follows the aroma, but with a twinge of sourness akin to a squeeze of lemon in a glass of iced tea -- enough to detect, but not enough to define it. Sadly, the burnt sugar is not backed with a little sweetness. This could use just a little. There is a tiny astringency that emerges at it warms.

This is my second beer from Alvinne. Each has seemed experimental and somewhat gimmicky. I would pass on this if offered one.

DaveAnderson, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

pirmannt1, Feb 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

t0rin0, Dec 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

sneaks2210, Nov 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

HoistinBrews, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Lucky Baldwin’s in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but not something I would seek out again.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

FreshHawk, Jun 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

vegasmac99, May 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Brewsed, Apr 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

LornaLee, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of garymuchow
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge white head - hey I'm not the only one that can get over-carbonation. Mild spicy with shots of citrus over a pale malt. Kinda' nice - not great - a little refreshing and light.
Slightly cloudy darker gold. Lot's of swirling bubbles with the nucleation of my SN tulip.
Boy, there is a lot going on in the flavor. Tart, spicy, citrus, long grapefruit finish (with no Am. hops), interesting hop flavors (and I wonder if they might actually be a little subdued, as I'm not sure of the age). Not great, but interesting and full of flavor.
With all that carbonation really is quite smooth and soft in feel. A little on the light side.
Enjoyable beer. I like this style. More unique than standard, but worth a taste.
Courtesy of my bil Todd. Many thanks.

garymuchow, Mar 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

djcira, Feb 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

slvrmon82, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

samEBC, Feb 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

jfcaa193, Feb 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

ygtbsm94, Jan 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

kayrex, Nov 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

JAHMUR, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

vince4953529, Nov 15, 2011
Gaspar Ale from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
83 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.