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Kerasus - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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BA SCORE
85
very good

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brc on 04-06-2009)
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Reviews by Bierguy5:
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3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Gingerman NYC. Crimson color, with a bit of a pink head. Head disappears to a thing ring quickly.

Sour cherry notes up front. Earthy notes, with a bit of perfume. A bit funky and earthy.

Not much sweetness up front. Subtle sour cherry notes, and a bit heavier on the earthy and funky notes. Quite dry at the finish.

Lighter body, carbonation is very smooth. Alcohol is a non-factor. Not bad.

Bierguy5, Apr 27, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of braugon
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

braugon, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a reddish color with an off-white head. The aroma is heavy on the dark fruit with some brown sugar and oak aged notes. Fairly complex and very enjoyable. The aroma is more of the same. I get some lightly tart dark fruit, strawberries and cherries, as well as some oak aging notes. The tartness is fairly minimal. The beer is easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, May 02, 2011
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3.3/5  rDev -13.6%

mattfancett, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of TheSupremeAJ
4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Trapp Door in Upper Milford Township, PA.

10oz pour in a snifter. Apperance is very murky and deep- almost like a cloudy maroon wine with a thin white head. Carbonation is visible. The aroma is astounding- funky, vinous, sour cherry. The taste is like a *POW* *WHAM* *PUNCH* of glorious sour funk... very tart. The mouthfeel is moderately thin, smooth on the finish. Overall a very good brew I would have more often if it were more ubiquitous.

TheSupremeAJ, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of Beertracker
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The Alvinne Kerasus pours up surprisingly flat, but creates enough carbonation to muster a weakish, thinly laced pinkish-white head that barely rises above the bright, plum cherry body. The aroma is expectactly fruity with some tart/cordial cherry notes followed by a hint of earthiness. The flavor is quite fruity (Bing cherry, black cherry) with just a hint of sourness, Marzipan nuttiness & cherry pit bitterness. This fruit beer is overly focused on the cherries and really lacks sufficient body & maltiness (sweetness) to carry the fruitiness. Kerasus makes for a good appertif or even a nice base for a beer cocktail, but not as interesting as some of their other brews. Glad to have had the oppurtunity to try it on draught at the Redlight-Redlight in Orlando.

CHEERS! Beertracker

Beertracker, Aug 06, 2009
Photo of ManforallSaisons
4/5  rDev +4.7%

ManforallSaisons, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

KevinGordon, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear light red color ale with a large bubbly head with average retention and limited lacing. Aroma of oak and sour cherries with light acidic notes is very enjoyable and refreshing. Taste is a nice mix between some oak notes with sour cherries. Well balanced tart notes with a light acidic touch. Body is quite full for style with great carbonation. Well brewed with great drinkability and complexity notes.

Phyl21ca, May 20, 2011
Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

DrBier, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of beerpirates
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33 cl bottel poured into my cantillon glass

A : Hazy ruby red with a small, mostly fading, pink head.

S : Pleasant, mildly tart aroma of cherry and strawberries and some sweet sugar.
T : Sweetish and slightly acidic cherry flavor with mild, dry tartness in the finish. Not very sour at this point
M : Light to medium body, slightly watery with mediumn carbonation.
D : very easy to drink , no alcohol detected

a decent - although quite thin - fruit beer.

beerpirates, Dec 16, 2010
Photo of pperez38
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

pperez38, Dec 06, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

ygtbsm94, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Churchkey yesterday. Served in a mini snifter.

Pours ruby with almost no head. There's a strong note of cherry and a bit light oak. Faint lactic acid there as well, though this gets quite a bit stronger in the flavor. Moderate cherry in the flavor. Light body and some moderate carbonation. Tart cherry and dryness in the finish. Quite tasty.

Thorpe429, Sep 18, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

A: The beer pours a murky amber/red color with a small off-white head.

S: An interesting blend of cherry pie and raspberry. There's a bit of vinegar and lemony tartness. A mild malt aroma and sweetness, perhaps some oak and grass, too.

T: Sweet cherry pie and vinegar flavors dominate this one. It's a very simple beer, but very sour. There is also a fair bit of lemon and perhaps some light raspberry notes to it.

M: Medium in body with low to medium carbonation.

O: Very sour and acetic, but overall pretty nice.

womencantsail, Sep 13, 2011
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4.63/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 33cl bottle into tulip. Best by Jan 2014, lot 280 on cap. Label is in Dutch, but says "Morpheus wild yeast inside". Pictures of cherries on label. Another note: label has 6% ABV, Alvinne's website lists 5.5%.

Pour a very fizzy head, bright pink, which fades quickly. Head acts more like soda than beer. Color of the liquid is deep ruby.

Has smells in common with lambic kriek, a bit of mustiness or cellar smell along with cherry aroma. Smelling it makes my brain tell my mouth to pucker.

It has a lovely tartness. Not overpoweringly sour at all, very pleasant. Nice cherry taste, dry finish.

Very fizzy mouthfeel, like champagne.

Very drinkable - no offputting flavors that some sour ales have, no overwhelming sourness. I wish I bought a case.

brc, Apr 06, 2009
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

bmur112, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of Travlr
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark maroon color, slightly thin, with a two bubble head that disappears quickly.
S: Aroma is of chocolate covered cherries and roasted malts, some vanilla in the background.
T: Flavor has more cherries than beer, with a slightly sour finish.
M: body is a bit on the thin side, but decent.
D: Nice brew, but needs better balance. The 2009 batch was made with cherry mash - the batch brewed for release in 2010 was made with whole cherries, and should be a considerable improvement.

Travlr, Jan 03, 2010
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3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a dark cherry red with no head. Smells of tart cherries and cranberries. The cranberry is especially pronounced on the finish. The taste exhibits very tart cherry- a bit watery and somewhat thin, but clean. More cranberry on the finish. Somewhat one-dimensional, but not bad. A little too thin and watery in the mouth, which emphasizes the tartness. Still, fairly refreshing and interesting. It's not Cantillon, but it could be it's baby brother. I did enjoy it.

Georgiabeer, Sep 07, 2010
Photo of Lare453
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Lare453, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Exiled, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours completely flat. Brown with thick ruby hues. Nose is mild Brett tones. Flavor is....weak. Mild cherry tones. Mild sour and funk. Vinegar tones. Feel is a bit biting on the carbonation and the liquid is typical. Well. This beer is a waste of time (money and liver too for that matter!) Flavor barely hits and vanishes way too soon. Feel is thin like water. Not a horrid beer, but nowhere near where it should be for the style from a lambic purists point of view. If you pass on trying this one, you won't be missing anything IMO. In fact at these prices, I might as well have grabbed another bottle of Ithaca Brute and have the guarantee of making babies in my pants whilst drinking.

RblWthACoz, Apr 08, 2009
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4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-Tap at Churchkey around Zwanze Day

Blood red pour almost to brown. No head whatsoever. Barnyard funk and dark fruits predominantly on the smell. Not acidic at all. The dark fruit really dominates the taste. Funk and slight acidity sit on the back and finish the taste with a bang. Very much like a wine. Medium bodied, heavy for a sour. Slight tinge of carbonation. I really liked this. Complex, but not overly acidic, and tasty.

russwbeck, Oct 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

DoctorB2B, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of drabmuh
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The tap menu called this "Oak Kerasus" but it was from this brewery so I'll assume it is the same as this entry unless someone wants to correct me.

Beer is red with no head, no noticable carbonation and no lacing on the glass. It appears to be pretty clear.

Dominant cherry aroma, citric / lactic sour notes, some subtle funk and perhaps a bit of woodiness.

The beer is really thin. Its OK for sours to attenuate really really low, but this seems to disappear the second I start to drink it. There is also little flavor and depth of character. The cherry flavor that was showcased in the aroma is nearly absent in the beer and there is only mild sourness. Overall its just OK, nothing special or great here.

drabmuh, May 06, 2010
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Kerasus from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
85 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.