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Wild Undressed - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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85
very good

47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.59%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: timtim on 12-08-2010)
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Reviews by Viciousknishs:
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3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a murky brown with a tan head.

S- smells of sweet Belgian malt with a note of raisin. Light tartness in the nose with an acidic character.

T- much tarter on the palate. Cranberry and leathery with a nice earth and basalmic center. Malt comes out on the finish with a toasty bread and a lingering acid.

MF- smooth prickly mouthfeel with a medium body. Little lower than average carbonation.

D- good drinkability.

Viciousknishs, Aug 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

syntheticwings, Jun 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

ajz132, Aug 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

gillagorilla, Mar 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

takemetothelion, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

DrBier, Jul 14, 2014
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3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this on-tap at Churchkey, poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear reddish amber color with a mild amount of off white head that goes away quickly.

Smell: Fruity vinegar with some wine barrel and mild, sweet malt.

Taste: Very wine like. Sour vinegar with some woody barrel notes. There is a mild caramel like flavor in the background. The finish is sour and full of grapes.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a mild amount of carbonation and a buttery finish.

Overall: Honestly I thought this beer was a bit boring. I'm also not convinced it is listed under the correct category. Quite smooth, but I don't think I'll have another.

oline73, Nov 03, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

pperez38, Dec 06, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

anhigdon, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Churchkey. Served in a mini snifter.

Pours a ruby copper color with a very thin off-white head. Not much lacing. Nose is slightly sour and has a bit of oak with a bit of an herbal character, maybe juniper or light sage. The flavor is mildly sour with light pit fruits and a semi-dry finish. Pretty good, but I prefer the variations.

Thorpe429, Sep 18, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Blind Tiger Ale House, NYC, NY

Served in a tulip glass, this beer had a beautiful dark brown color with ruby highlights, a thin off-white head that retained as a small layer of delicate bubbles. Tart aroma, some spice and Belgian yeast. Nice sourness in the taste, but not so mouth-puckering that you can't enjoy a full glass or even two: notes of dried apricot, sour apple, and dark berries, acetic acid, with hints of spice and an earthy quality. Meduim-bodied and moderately drinkable for the style.

Rifugium, Apr 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

WynnO, Sep 08, 2012
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2.2/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

A: The pour is a murky amber color with almost no head at all.

S: Quite the nose on this...it's very musty with tons of celery and chile pepper. There's also a lot of garbage, hot garbage, at that. Quite gross, really. It's not all that sour, but does have some lemon and grass.

T: Starts off with a stale cereal flavor, maybe old cheerios. Despite the awful aroma, the flavor is quite bland and a bit watery. Some mild malt and oak with more of the celery and vegetable character. A very light tartness.

M: Maybe medium in body with low carbonation.

O: Just an awful aroma. Not a good flavor, either.

womencantsail, Sep 13, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's during their annual Belgian fest.

The beer pours a reddish dark amber color with minimal head retention and pretty much no lacing. To be honest, the beer looks as if it's completely flat, though once I tasted it, that proved not to be the case. On the nose I get wine and sour, with the sour component clearly dominating. The flavor profile replicates the nose, with the beer showing light carbonation. There is considerable flavor in this medium bodied beer, and I suppose if you are a sour lover you will be happy with this one. Alchol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and the beer is not at all boozy (which is no surprise given the abv.).

Mehhhh... this just isn't working for me. The beer is too one dimensional, and that one dimension is largely sour. I guess it's OK, but at least for me, there just isn't enough else going on.

John_M, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

nmann08, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

themunjoy, Jun 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Gindawg, May 14, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap a dark reddish brown with very little head. Smell is sourness oak some funky earth and a bit of sweet malt. Taste was sour red cherries and oak with green apples and a sweet dry finish, wow. Mouthfeel was clean and dry but definately not light. Overall more than I expected in terms of taste, very nice beer that will leave an impression for some time on my palate.

rpardon7, Jul 28, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Hellpop65, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of ahalloin
4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore for Belgian Beer Fest.
This probably should be under the "Wild Ale" category, as it really isn't a Belgian Dark Ale.

Poured a clear dark mahogany color with slight reddish highlights. Very little head, but what did form was bleached white and a thin ring.

Smell was everything you'd expect from a wild ale. Super tart, lactic sour from all the crazy wild yeasts. Some sembalance of a toffee-ish backbone that was stripped to the bone by the wild yeasts. Sour fruits come to mind.

Taste meshed well with the aroma. VERY sour! This beer has that awesome puckering quality that makes you involuntarily salivate. There is a slight fruity sweet backbone with lactic and acetic sourness predominating. Notes of sour raspberries and tart apple peel show up as well. Very refreshing but also very sour.

Mouthfeel is light and somewhat thin as you would expect in extremely sour beers. Finish is absolutely bone-dry!

Drinkability is excellent as I could easily drink a few of these and not get tired of it. Adequate malt backbone keeps it from charring you taste buds.

ahalloin, Feb 24, 2011
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3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Lion's Pride.
Came to the table a slightly hazy brown with a thin tan head that slowly dissipates to a ring. Smells of oak, vanilla, caramel, and ethanol with a hint of tart. The flavor is not what I expected based on the nose with a heavy tart cherry and lemon thing with caramel edges going on. Light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a tart almost chalky mouthfeel. This was not my favorite is all tart and a little funk with no balance.

johnnnniee, Jul 17, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Pizza Pardisco in D.C. over the weekend. Served into a snifter:

A - A dark brown with a mahegony, redish hues that are only so slight. No head or sign of carbonation.

S - Tart fruit, bits of cherries and some raspberry funk. Really picking up on the acidity. Bit of earth and oak.

T - Tart cherries and oak here. Crisp granny smith apples and cider flavors. Again, signs of tart funk and acidity.

M - Crisp and refreshing. Smooth with a semi dry finish.

D - Pretty easy to drink. I had to sit there and enjoy it and force myself to take notes instead of just downing it. I'd gladly drink this again, but not for the price ($10 a snifter).

joshuaseresse, Mar 24, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

vermilcj, Feb 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Wild Undressed from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
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