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Gaspar Ale - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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Gaspar AleGaspar Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

144 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.6%
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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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-07-2012 17:11:52 | More by t0rin0
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sneaks2210

New York

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

11-14-2012 21:29:21 | More by sneaks2210
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-11-2012 23:18:01 | More by HoistinBrews
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2012 01:04:23 | More by UCLABrewN84
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-28-2012 06:07:58 | More by FreshHawk
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vegasmac99

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

05-13-2012 17:29:03 | More by vegasmac99
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Brewsed

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-18-2012 18:55:22 | More by Brewsed
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LornaLee

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-04-2012 18:00:33 | More by LornaLee
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 02:16:58 | More by garymuchow
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djcira

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-19-2012 16:46:08 | More by djcira
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

02-18-2012 17:42:49 | More by chrispoint
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slvrmon82

Delaware

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-18-2012 15:00:09 | More by slvrmon82
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samEBC

Belgium

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-09-2012 23:14:35 | More by samEBC
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-01-2012 03:03:19 | More by jfcaa193
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-29-2012 07:00:07 | More by ygtbsm94
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

12-24-2011 08:29:40 | More by jophish17
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-29-2011 22:38:50 | More by kayrex
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -17.4%

11-25-2011 14:29:14 | More by Rochefort10nh
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-20-2011 21:06:14 | More by DoctorB2B
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-20-2011 04:49:10 | More by JAHMUR
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vince4953529

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-15-2011 04:09:41 | More by vince4953529
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.4%

11-14-2011 07:18:50 | More by Jspriest
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shivtim

Georgia

4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried on tap.
Served up in a snifter. Deep golden amber with a billowy off-white head that lasts.

Nose is tart. Sweet and sour. Vinegar and hops. Absolutely fantastic.

Taste is surprisingly sour. Not expecting this from a Belgian IPA. Almost like a hoppy Oud Bruin. Sweet-tarts and lingering hops. Interesting combo.

Solid mouthfeel. A very unique and great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2011 20:48:18 | More by shivtim
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chefelf

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at a local wine bar last night because it sounded interesting. I had it in a wine glass. It appeared to be dark with a tan-colored head but it was so dark that it was difficult to be sure.

To me this tasted mostly like a regular IPA. I didn't catch a lot of Belgian yeast flavor from it. It was nice, although IPAs are not my favorite style. I was glad to have tried it as I'd never seen it available before.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 00:26:59 | More by chefelf
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gfreed

Massachusetts

1.53/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Belgian IPA? This is a tripel, and a bad one at that. Although it has some of the characteristics of a good tripel-- the scabby head, the hammy smell, the awful color-- it has waaay to much yeasty sting and a head that creates a terrible mess as it erupts from the bottle. Make sure you lay out newspaper before opening. The barnyard funk in both the aroma and taste is so dry and so overwhelming, it's like eating hay from a stall. There's a citrus component that tastes rather rotten, too-- think of old, dried out, moldy oranges, and then put this one back on the shelf. To be avoided, even by adventurous drinkers.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 00:33:39 | More by gfreed
Gaspar Ale from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
82 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.