Kerasus - Picobrouwerij Alvinne
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2.83/5 rDev -26.1%
30cl pour at Brick Store Pub
Aroma: light smells of tartness and cherry
Appearance: I love the way a kriek looks, dark red in color with a bit of pink in the half inch of head. Kinda girlish, but I still like it
Taste: disappointing! Much like the smell, very light bits of cherry and wild yeast driven funk.
Feel: I know its not supposed to be heavy but at the same time its too thin for me. Tasted like flavored water, much like a Fanta
Drinkability: not hard at all to drink, but not one I will be grabbing again.
I'd like to think this is supposed to be a lambic, but I think the taste makes it more appropriate for the fruit/veggie beer listing it currently has. With that in mind, I'm probably being too harsh, but its still a beer I don't care to spend my money on ever again
05-15-2009 16:23:57 | More by jophish17
District of Columbia
2.95/5 rDev -23%
I had this on tap at Churchkey as part of a warm up act at Zwanze Day 2011.
A: Dark, blood red, with an extremely cloudy disposition and absolutely no head or bubbles whatsoever. This would make Vlad the Impaler go into heat!
S: Tart cherries (tasted like Bing cherries to me), and I could use this as a cleaning agent because of it's vinegar content.
T: Not quite as intense as the nose, but still fairly morbid. So dry on the finish that it almost became watery, and the oak was so prevalent that it almost tasted like someone added a shitload of vanilla extract into the brew.
M: Like I stated, this was very vinegary, but there wasn't much fruit to back that up. No bubbles or anything that might even be construed as lacing.
O: Even though this didn't really work as a beer at all to my mind, with a little bit of tweaking, this might make on hell of a salad dressing!
09-19-2011 02:02:19 | More by Chaney
3.25/5 rDev -15.1%
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.
04-08-2009 21:46:31 | More by RblWthACoz
3.35/5 rDev -12.5%
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.
05-06-2010 16:39:11 | More by drabmuh
3.58/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
08-06-2009 20:52:06 | More by Beertracker
3.65/5 rDev -4.7%
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.
09-07-2010 03:05:28 | More by Georgiabeer
3.68/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
09-13-2011 00:53:32 | More by womencantsail
3.75/5 rDev -2.1%
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.
09-18-2011 16:41:56 | More by Thorpe429
3.83/5 rDev 0%
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.
05-20-2011 02:31:32 | More by Phyl21ca
3.88/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
04-27-2012 19:04:22 | More by Bierguy5
3.9/5 rDev +1.8%
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.
12-16-2010 20:07:17 | More by beerpirates
4/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
05-02-2011 02:25:54 | More by Mora2000
Kerasus from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
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