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Alvinne Extra Restyled - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

Alvinne Extra RestyledAlvinne Extra Restyled

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BA SCORE
84
good

66 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 66
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%


Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 04-25-2008)
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metter98

New York

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has some amber hues along with some fine particulates floating in suspension and a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a pillow of bubbles in the center, a collar around the edge of the glass, and a thin head in between.
S: Moderate aromas of fruity yeast are present in the nose along with some notes of sweetness.
T: The taste is quite yeasty, but from start to finish tastes like you are drinking the large clumps of yeast that are present at the bottom of the glass if you swirl the bottle and pour out all of the yeast at the bottom. No bitterness is perceptible, but there's
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer didn't taste anything like a Belgian IPA because no traces of hops were noticeable in the smell or taste. However, since I'm a person who likes yeast, I really liked how much yeast there was in this, and not just at the bottom of the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 02:22:47 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber, with an impressive cap of foam; a smattering of lace is left behind

Smell: Rather sweet aromatics, with fermented honey, lemon, pear and banana esters

Taste: Bready, up front, with the sweet honey flavors dominating the front; in the middle, the fruit (lemon, pear and banana) flavors emerge, with grassy bitterness developing, after the swallow; in the finish, there is a sulfur and chalk element that joins the profile

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with high carbonation

Overall: I am not crazy about the combination of flavors here; rather like a heavily hopped Tripel with a chalky finish

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 19:44:34 | More by brentk56
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A curious color on this one. Pours lighter than most IPAs with a massive pure white head that stays for quite some time. Lots of bubbles. After the head dies down pouring more in yields another explosion of bubbles that's fun to watch.

S: Lots of fruit here. Lemony, subtle hoppiness. Orange, some earthy notes. Pine.

T: Certainly not what I was expecting at all. The fruitiness of the belgian style really comes through again being lemony and orangy. Hops are a little subdued and alcohol comes through a bit. The flavors fade considerably on the second couple of sips and this drinks more like an american style ale or so. A little too light I think.

M: Sits light but not overly bitter. Lingers with some fruitiness on the palate.

This beer really performed well in most areas but the light taste of subdued flavors left me wanting. If you're looking to introduce someone to IPAs this might be your beer but it really shows a little belgian style and a little IPA but doesn't embrace either.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 21:13:46 | More by Jamesthebrit
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chocked full of Belgian fruity-spicy interplay but with the intense hop charater to evoke high bitterness, and flavor to boot.

Nearly explosive with carbonation, the beer needs to be opened over a sink. The highly effervescent pour delivers a yeasty haze of golden hues and a creamy off white foam that retains and laces in classic Belgian fashion.

Sharp aromas of spices come from all angles- the expected peppery notes of from yeast but also the earthy character of hops. Fruity esters of under-rippened berries, crabapples, and young pears decorate the nose with a lot of aggression and zest.

But the flavors open up to the maltier aspects of the beer- the terse pilsner sweetness of powdered sugar, light breads, and raw pilsner malt give a rustic malty sweetness that softly introduces the aggressive flavors to come. Hoppy lemongrass, earthy spice, and grassy, stem, and citrus pith taste rises just after the introduction of malt. The mid palate also introducted the balanced taste of white pepper, corriander, clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg as a juxtoposition to the dry fruity character of apples, pears, and lemons that are usually reserved for Saisons. All this culminates in such a way to meld into a potpouri of taste taht both blend in melody yet combat in contrast.

Moderate, but seemingly lighter in body- the beer has a lively effervescent spirit that lifts the malt off of the tongue and ushers the beer into finsih with little effort or sugary weight. The dry-malty mouthfeel reserves much of the brunt of hop dryness, alcohol warmth, and spicy zest until late in the finish that lingers well into aftertaste with flavors of fruity, pepper, and hoppy bitterness.

Likely a Belgian Tripel in its base style, but liberally hopped to extend the hop flavor and dryness, the woody-grassy-spicy character of Stering Golding hops, Saaz, and Hersbrucker types play vividly on the palate of this characterful ale. I would love to have this beer at its peak of freshness!

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 06:18:12 | More by BEERchitect
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Boy bottle extra.
Surprisingly soft aroma with more yeast and malt than any notable hops. Kinda' sweet with a wort quality. Soft phenolic, mild spice and more just yeasty quality. I like it more as time goes.
Hard to pour with out a fair amount of yeast joining the journey. Huge full white head that settles at a slow pace.
Hop flavor is tame, with a greater presence of hops in a growing bitterness that is never excessive and adds to a very long and enjoyable finish. Base seems like a golden ale. Has a fairly strong vanilla taste at time (I'm assuming it's a yeast thing). Reasonably complex drink that continues to offer change until the very last pull. However, a little sloppy and messy at times.


Thanks Todd.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 03:34:29 | More by garymuchow
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden orange with a puffy, pillowy white head that takes several minutes to settle.

S: Aromas of caramel, citrus, and spicy, grassy hops are present on the nose. The overall effect is rather medicinal, but still quite appealing.

T: Notes of mandarin orange, lemon rind, apricot, lime, grass, herbs, caramel, pepper, and tobacco reveal themselves on the palate. This Belgian IPA is not as sweet as some. The finish is herbal, bitter, and hoppy with plenty of tart citrus and herb notes.

M: Medium bodied, fairly firm, and relatively dry with gentle carbonation for the style. Despite the 7% abv, this ale is very drinkable.

O: This is another winning Belgian IPA that could be an A quality beer with a little more maturity. I bet this would mellow out nicely if cellared for awhile.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 14:45:01 | More by mrfrancis
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured out as a murky looking golden color with a white foamy head on top. The smell of the beer doesn't have a lot of hops on the nose but does have more of an earthy spice to it. The taste of the beer is a lot like most Belgian Tripels, this beer to me doesn't resemble an IPA that much. The mouthfeel was decent but nothing too special either. Overall this beer isn't really a good example of a Belgian IPA in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 05:48:27 | More by Knapp85
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gfreed

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another Belgian IPA that is more ale than pale. Rather ugly in appearance, akin to a tripel in its cloudy yellowness but with a giant head that doesn't move out of the way very quickly. Plenty of Belgian-beer action in the aroma and taste, with wads of yeasty fruit as well as cinnamon and nutmeg poking out now and then. West-coast IPA lovers should stay away. This is not the kind of IPA you'll be drinking on a hot day: it isn't dry and it isn't a slammer. I had it with BBQ and was not disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2011 18:19:32 | More by gfreed
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Durge

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very cloudy yellow-straw colored brew with a big white fluffy head and big puffs of lacing. The aroma says grassy banana and pineapple lemon, but mostly harsh grass. The taste offers tangy lemon hop blended into a hay laced grain base. It has that cardboard quality but it's not a bad thing. It's medium-light bodied with a heavily carbonated tingly and very dry feel. The hops really warm up very nicely as you go with more of a tasty floral-banana hop with just a hint of the old clove showing up. This definitely grows on you. You can tell there's some alcohol involved here but it doesn't alter the flavor at all. It's pretty drinkable and definitely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 01:04:44 | More by Durge
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a DFH snifter. Beer is yellow to amber and has chunks of yeast floating in it. Thin white head of tiny bubbles leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Looks like beer with stuff floating in it.

Yeasty and estery in aroma, not much in the way of "hops"...

Beer is medium to light in body and kind of "lemony" -- still not very hoppy though. Eh....not very appetizing.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 04:59:28 | More by drabmuh
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a yellow-orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was a big, creamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A sharp aroma of hops, with some citrus and malt.

T: The hops dominate the flavor with this beer. They add an incredibly bitter element. There is also some citrus and malt in the finish. The taste is a little off balance because of the amount of hops, but it's still pretty tasty.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a dry, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

D: On the whole, a complex, flavorful beer. Drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 14:09:20 | More by avalon07
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benclimbs

California

4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours beautifully, but with too much head - honestly, i had to pour this into two glasses (both brimming w/foam) as it foamed up soooo much. looks really nice once the head settles though...but seriously, this is overkill.

smell is nice, grapefruit, slight woody pine smell, ripe pears, and some very perfummy notes.

taste is incredibly dry and bitter, but is actually really really good for a dry belgian ipa - not as solid as houblon chouffe, as it lacks all of the fruity goodness of its neighbor, but this is a solid, bitter, off-sweet, rose/floral enhanced, beer - finishes with pure hops.

The mouthfeel is too weak and carbonated (at first) for my tastes, but is ok.

not the most drinkable belgian ipa, as its really dry-early boil hop driven...but very very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2010 01:42:32 | More by benclimbs
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crusian

Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle from Black Mes...

Sept. 2012 lot 505

Actually this is the Extra RA (restyled again) couldnt find it so I put it here...

Pours a light amber color with about 4 fingers of head...

smells of nice chinook/cascade with a hint of belgian yeast... nice.

taste is a bit reversed of the nose... way more belgian yeast than hops. It is not the strong belgian yeast tat I am used to, or should I say has been thrust down my throat by the american breweries. I am typically not a fan of the big belgian yeast, but this is mild and works very well with a great hop balance. interesting. This works, all the american belgian IPAs I have had have been terrible compared to this.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2010 04:08:00 | More by crusian
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a stubby little Belgian-style bottle, this beer has an enormous white head. Long lasting and solid, the foam is amazingly dense. The aroma is earthy, with an aged, herbal hop scent and a bit of malt and alcohol in the background. Rustic and yeasty. The beer is highly carbonated, which is one of its dominant characteristics. The appearance of the liquid itself is a light golden-straw color with a considerable cloudy haze. The taste is notably sweet, with a pale malt flavor. Its also a very hop centric beer...herbal and bitter. The hop character kicks in from the first sip, at the foretaste, and the bitterness is firm and long-lasting. The hops lend a wonderful impression of astringent dryness to this brew. Quite a nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 01:26:42 | More by Suds
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BrewSomerville

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Spicey, earthy aromas are upfront. There was something in the aroma that led me to think that there would be some tartness/sourness. Some lemony hops are there too.

It pours a golden/orange colour with a huge off-white head on it. Great lacing.Head retention OK.

Complex. Much more Belgian yeast character that I have found lacking in some other Belgian IPA's. Good bitterness, but nothing over the top here. Very earthy and minerally (I don't use "minerally" often as a descripter in beer, but it really does seem minerally to me). It has a long dry finish, with a touch of tartness.

It is highly carbonated, and medium bodied.

Drinkability is good considering that is 7%ABV. It hides the alcohol well.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 17:06:17 | More by BrewSomerville
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drpimento

Wisconsin

2.63/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

DO NOT OPEN UNLESS OUTSIDE OR NEAR A DRAIN! MAJOR GUSHER! Now that I finally have some in my glass, the head is cream colored with globs of brown trub floating on top and no lace. Color is a cloudy amber with lots of sediment in suspension or at the bottom of the glass. Aroma is very yeasty, malt, champagne. Flavor is like aroma with only a hint of sweetness. Yeast really dominates. Finish is the same way. Body is good and carbonation is too.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2010 21:48:27 | More by drpimento
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a five+ finger off-white head that fades quickly to a thin layer, leaving traces of lace. Cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Spicy nose. Flavor is spicy, some caramel, some grapefruit. Lingering sour finish. $5.95 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2010 22:27:42 | More by jdhilt
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This is a gusher. Once the glass finally settled down to a very creamy beige head with a dark tangerine hazy body there were spots of yeast lumps in the beer and on the head.
S- The rich honey malt aroma gave way to a peanut brittle note in the finish.
T- The full honey malt flavor was sweet with a pungent green hop with a grapefruit note in the finish.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a silky texture and no alcohol heat noted.
D- The nice full but light kilned malt was a bit strong for the soft hop bit in the finish, but as the head died down the bitterness started to balance the sweetness more.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2010 21:56:04 | More by rhoadsrage
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Halcyondays

California

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a cloudy orange with a creamy white head, good retention.

S: Heavy pear esters, yeast notes, light hops.

T: Bitter, peppery yeast flavours with pear and pineapple. Requisite bitter hoppy character comes in on the back end, very earthy with some grapefruit.

M: Creamy, soft carbonation, somewhat fizzy.

D: A nice beer. Nowhere near an IPA, even in the Belgian style that I was expecting, but it still tastes good and it's enjoyable, has a lot of nice Belgian characteristics, very good beer as a stand alone - not taking style into consideration.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2010 04:10:51 | More by Halcyondays
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OttoBomb

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle poured in Dogfish Head signature glass (March 23, 2010). No bottled on date that I can find. "2007 Alvinne Extra India Pale Ale Restyled" is on the label, but I doubt 2007 has anything to do with the bottling date.

Good thing I read a few reviews that mentioned gushing before opening. Fortunately I was prepared and almost two ounces was foamed into my glass over the sink

Eyes: The pours was a slow one, as a thick soapy foam kept erupting with every pour, even after all the gushing. Liquid is a murky dark amber, with large craggy head. The foam bubbles are surprisingly large, and retain and lace strongly.

Nose: A sweetish, earthy, citrus/honey profile here. There are some Belgian style hops, but not to powerful. I'm a bit underwhelmed here.

Tongue: Surprisingly sour. Not that it's overly sour, but I was just surprised at the sourness in an IPA, but I guess that's why the label says "restyled." Some sour bread, and a bit yeasty.

Mouth: Medium body, decent carbonation, even after the initial gushing.

Libation: It goes down easy, and is quite tasty, but this not close to an IPA style, and that includes Belgian IPAs. It also doesn't seem to have any of that Belgian earthy funk to it that is so common in many Belgian IPAs. People looking for a hop hit will not get one here. There are hops, but not enough to make me want to try it again, especially when I'm looking for a Belgian IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2010 03:30:08 | More by OttoBomb
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Cresant

Kentucky

4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this 11.2 oz brown bottle into a Duvel glass. This one exploded with foam when the cap was released. The huge head eventually faded to a puffy cap. Only mild lacing remained. Turbid butterscotch/yellow body.

Smell was earthy and citrusy. Dry dirt floor. Black pepper.

Taste was nice bright hops. Yeasty. Sharp bite of flavorful hops along with sweet fruity malts. Peppery. Very well put together.

Mouthfeel was highly carbonated. Medium to full body with a alcohol bit that was absent from the smell and taste. I would certainly seek this one out again, just be extra careful opening!

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2010 03:06:52 | More by Cresant
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I drank this from an 11oz bottle into my Rochefort chalice.

This boy is a gusher. As I pop the cap and walk away, I came back its fizzing all around. It pours with lots of carbonation too. It is medium orange with an off white 3 finger head. There is lots retention and great lacing. It might be best lacing I've vere seen. It coats the whole glass and doesn't go anywhere.

The aroma is strong with lots of beglian hops dominating. There is also a little pine, not much sweetness, maybe some lemon.

The taste is off from the aroma, I was expecting tons of hops, but they are very muted. There is a light hops taste, but mostly sour fruit.

The feel is decent, nice lasting flavor.

Drinkability is ok, its good, but for some reason I wouldn't go for another.

Overall, this is ok nothing special. The taste is to mild for its aroma, but a typical belgian ipa.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 19:44:20 | More by jrallen34
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chimay goblet from a stubby 11.2 oz. bottle.

A - When I popped the top I saw the rush of bubbles coming so I quickly started to pour. I was able to save all of the beer. Poured a strong and hazy light brown color with some sediments floating around. There is a medium dense off-white head with medium sized bubbles that stick around forever. Carbonation for these beers are crazy both this and Gaspar overflowed when opened. Must be some yeast in steroids.

S - Nice hop notes up front followed by some midl grainy character form the malt. Bready hints of sourdough bread and some biscuit. Mild spices and yeasty hints.

T - Sour up front with a nice hop bite that leads into a bready and yeasty like flavor. Reminding me of a much hopier Quad. The yeast definitely gives this beer another flavor dimension. Hints of pears and apricots. Very interesting Belgian IPA but definitely had better.

M - Medium boide with nice NICE CO2.

D - High and very delicious but not my fave.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2010 03:10:53 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Florida9

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Shit, I wish I had read the reviews before popping this one. It's a gusher for sure, beer all over the dining room table and the wife half-jokingly calling me a dipshit for not knowing how to pour a beer. Oh well. Huge four fingers of light tan, very rocky, very sticky head. Actually so much head I could fit the whole bottle into my .5L glass. Beer itself is a very cloudy light amber (almost pastel) in color.

S: Loads of lemony citrus. Some perfumed floral notes and the distinct aroma of CO2.

T: Mildly sour. Green apples, pears, lemony citrus. Very light malt profile

M: Light in body with medium carbonation. There is a lightly sour or acidic quality that results in a slight tingly sensation on the tongue. Refreshingly different.

D: IPA? I'm not so sure, but once you get your head around this one not tasting anything like an American IPA, this beer can be better appreciated. It is light, refreshing, definitely Belgian, very good and quite unique. I imagine the lemony acidic notes would lend to this being a good summer beer

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2010 02:09:56 | More by Florida9
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MisterSH

Massachusetts

3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well I haven't reviewed a beer in a while now and this seems like a fine time to start up again.

I've got a stout little 11.2 oz bottle picked up at Bierkraft in Brooklyn. My buddy and I drank one of these the other night after a few other goodies, I enjoyed it thoroughly albeit a bit drunkenly, tonight I'll take a little more time with it. This bottle lacks a freshness date but is marked as being 2007 vintage.

Poured fairly aggressively into a tulip, the beer has a nice finger head but no gush like my friend and I had the other night, or like I've read in some other reviews. A beautiful hazy orange beer, frothy head looks quite appetizing.

Aroma is hops and yeast. Certainly some clove and malt in there, smells nice but is not an iconic grapefruity IPA by American standards. Not that I expected it to be. Aroma reminds me of perhaps 50% belgian pale ale, 50% American IPA. Apricot is the most apparent fruit note.

Taste is an almost salty spice on the front, followed by a moderately sweet, citrusy finish. Somewhat apple-cidery. Bitterness is extremely subdued and barely lingers on the palate, finishes watery-clean with a hint of a bitter tingle and a strange element of sour hidden in the mix. I suspect these hops are significantly mellowed as the beer is 2 years old.

Mouthfeel is moderately syrupy, and unexpected low on the carbonation. Somewhat cleansing of the palate, would be almost effervescent if it was more strongly carbonated.

Drinkability... hmmm. I hesitate to place it too high, as I find this beer a little strange. Not off-putting or unpleasant, but if it was between another one and something else, I'd probably go with something else.

Overall, I think this is a bit of a miss for me. I really enjoyed it last time, but perhaps that was a combination of novelty and pre-drinking that left me a little less perceptive. I have been enjoying belgian IPA's recently and this one is not quite up to par with some of the other standbys, piraat for instance. Hops here are a little "tinny", I'm sure this is at least partially (mostly?) due to the age of the brew, but taken as a whole it's a bit too clean and one-dimensional for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2009 04:02:42 | More by MisterSH
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Alvinne Extra Restyled from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
84 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.