Wild West - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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88
very good

123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Golden blond ale brewed with our own hops and fermented with our Morpheus house yeast. Aged in wooden Bordeaux red wine barrels for eight months.

(Beer added by: DARIVA on 04-09-2012)
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Photo of pigpen892
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

stunning, perhaps the best i have had from these guys, and i have loved all of their beer. this one is a lot of fun, sour sour blonde, lacto heavy, highly acidic, tannic, intense. the color is a cloudy pale tinted orange yellow, and a rising white head recedes to patchy spotty lacy as it drinks and sits. the nose is sharply, even caustically acidic, it almost doesnt smell like a beverage in that way, with the mature lacto having taken over almost entirely. the grain seems wheat and barley based, has some body, but is rather obscured in the flavor. the red wine barrels do a lot here, they add tannic tang to the already very sour beer, and there is a rich oaky red wine flavor buried in all the sourness. this is wild ale for the connoisseur, not for the beginner, its intensity and complexity both make it rather unapproachable for the unaccustomed. i love all its carbonation, and the acidity without the vinegar taste is a mark of brilliance for me. the oak profile is nice, obviously a quality wine was in this barrel prior to the brew. sediment gets heavy as the bottle pours down, but the flavor keeps evolving. not sure how i passed this up so long, but i am real glad it finally got to happen, what an impressive take on wild ale. all the nuance of good gueuze, with the wine barrel twist. world class.

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of lillitnn92
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of edwardbreton
1.44/5  rDev -63.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Cubatobaco
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Raziel313
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of MaseFace
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Jimmys
3.14/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle. crown indicates "WWE APR 2019 Lot: 687". I think. I assume I could have set this down a while...

opens as a bit of a gusher. I can see the yeast coming from this bottle, which is a bit disappointing as they could of had a better grasp of their conditioning levels. ah, the show shall go on though!

A: pours very, very hazy. a brownish, orange hue. the small glass I am using lets me try again in about 20 minutes. same result. also I should note that this bottle has been vertically standing in my fridge for the last several weeks. minimal head and lacing.

S: sulfur is the first aroma I get and a lot of it. after getting past the sulfur, which takes some concentration, a nice aroma of barny funk and light acidity greats.

T: sulfur follows to the drink, but then the acidity starts to kick in with a little more balls. barny yes, but not too heavy on it. more puckering acidic flavor balanced by some woody oak notes. finish dries up, but not bone dry as I detect a minor residual sweetness. There is some Cowtail (the candy)-like flavors in the middle that I cannot quite put my finger on. interesting to say the least.

M: pretty vibrant carb on a medium bodied brew.

D: needs some cleaning up in the packaging and sulfur component, which was WAYYY to high for a brew like this IMO. I sampled this in the store I purchased it at and liked it a lot more then, however I also didn't get this sulfur nonsense then. also also, the bottle the sir opened did not spew on my table.

Photo of jayluf
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of PEIhop
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, fruit, funk, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, fruit, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but has an odd quality in the smell that I can't put my finger on.

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of SeaAle
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Wild West from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
88 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.