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Wild West - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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very good

24 Reviews
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Reviews: 24
Hads: 147
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 30.67%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DARIVA on 04-09-2012

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.
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Reviews: 24 | Hads: 147
Reviews by DARIVA:
Photo of DARIVA
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer style is a sour ale/wild ale. I couldn't select this.

The Wild West is a beer from the brewery Alvinne and is a fairly simple recipe of white beer, brewed without hops and only used with the famous Morpheus yeast.
It was brewed in January 2011 in the previous installation of brewing Alvinne.
Due to the move to the newest brewery in July 2011 had to moved this beer also. In fact they had very different plans for this beer. But this beer it was decided to move the beer into 2 Burgundy oak barrels, where it still remained a few months on the barrels. It was finally bottled in November 2011.

A: Slightly cloudy beer with a small but beautiful head.

S: Vinegar and a sour smell.

T: Vinegar and a sour taste, of a high quality.

M: Light carbonation, sour and a bitter mouthfeel.

O: Nice experience and a long aftertaste. This could be the beer of the future.
I'm not a big fan of sour beers but the quality of this beer is very good, thankfully I have a few bottles left.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.41/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

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Photo of braugon
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bishopdc0
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at bu11zeye's 10,000th tasting.

The beer pours an orange-yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a light amount of tartness, as well as some leather, Belgian yeast and lemon notes. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of tart lemons, as well as some green apples and cherries. There is also a nice amount of yeast and some lighter, biscuit malt thrown in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of CloudStrife
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a hazy orangish copper with just about no head on top. Only a slight ring around the edges of the glass. Doesnt seem to have much visible carbonation.

S: Right off the bat you get a nice sour aroma with lactic like qualities. The oak seems to add a mellowness to the aroma. Lambic like fruitiness.

T: Real balanced yet highly sour brew. The Morpheus yeast does add a solid dose of lactic acid reminiscent of a lambic. The oak and wine characteristics add depth to the brew with a fruity vanilla blend. Red wine flavors linger in the aftertaste. Adding in the yeast toward the end yields a much more earthy flavor.

M: Medium body with just about zero carbonation. This is one dry brew with the sour aspect puckering you up as well.

Overall this is a solid sour that really shows what yeast can do for a beer. Something any sour fan needs to try.

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Photo of Shawner
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of bconsidine
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of ChrisCBeets
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.7/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours a deep orange, amber body. Strangely and disturbingly viscous. Floating bits float about in it.

Smell - Apple-y fruitiness. Caramel malt. Mild acidity. Some oak.

Taste - Much more sour, but still apple flavored. Sour green apple flavor. Oak. Caramel malt.

Mouthfeel - Slick, mucousy, very viscous. Truly odd and unpleasant.

Overall - Objectively, the flavor isn't that bad, but I have difficulty separating the flavor from the incredibly bad texture.

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Photo of Mongrel
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This has a minerallic/vinous/shock-tarts flavor profile that's reminiscent of a lot of Crooked Stave beers, just a little watered down. If the flavor profile is a little watered down, the mouthfeel is a lot watered down - almost flat and just not rounding out the experience like you would hope.

Finishes really dry and oaky. Like maybe overly oaky.

The aroma is the standout here - bright, lemony and funky. But the rest of the beer doesn't fall into place very well.

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Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of ElderBeagle
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mikeburd1128
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of tendermorsel
2.88/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Borfets 2012.

As stated below this is not a Gueuze but a soured wild ale. No spontanious fermetation here.

blond with minimal head. kind off smelling. a bit of sour and garbage. very one dementional. straight up sour. no balance.

Not the best Alvine beer by anymeans.

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Photo of Takashi
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MarkJBurch
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of dd43
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of campfirebrew
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of ricoslim
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Wild West from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
86 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.