Wild West - Picobrouwerij Alvinne
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3.43/5 rDev -12.9%
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.
07-05-2014 04:27:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.69/5 rDev -6.3%
A: The beer is hazy amber yellow in color and has a very slight amount of visible carbonation. A hard pour resulted in a finger high white head that completely vanished in under 30 seconds and then looked like apple cider.
S: Faint aromas of yeast and red wine are present in the nose. The smell strengthens as the beer warms up.
T: Like the smell, the taste is a little sour and has light notes of red wine from the barrel aging.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) and rather tart on the palate with little if any carbonation.
O: This beer grows on you and the smell and taste improve as it warms up. It's not that sour but the tartness will slow you down. There wasn't much carbonation so I assum this is because it has been aging for a few years.
05-30-2013 18:19:54 | More by metter98
3.94/5 rDev 0%
Tasty. Quite tasty. Wild tones are certainly showing here. Funky goodness is going on. Mild old fruits come on the backend. You like funk? You like the wild? This is for you. Easily drinkable. Probably way too easy to drink. I would go on this all day and all night if I had the chance.
10-01-2013 01:22:27 | More by RblWthACoz
4.18/5 rDev +6.1%
Been eyeballing this for a while, but never grabbed it. Thanks to my friend Ricky for randomly picking it up.
Light fizzy head, very hazy honey orange color.
Nose starts with lots of oak, buttery slight toasty oak, little vanilla, then sour American wild like, tons of cabernet like wine, nice fruity earthy wine, and plenty of acetic acid and little vinegar.
Taste starts fruity, like roasted apple and apple wine vinegar, acetic acid, then into wine, great tasting cabernet like red wine, or Bordeaux perhaps. Light tangy sour flavor, little tart fruit, light vinegar, etc, and sourness increases. Plenty of barrel, vanilla buttery toasty oak. Then a bready malt finish, dry grainy and little flemmy, light sour and acetic acid lingering, little red wine.
Mouth is med to lighter bod, little flemmy finish, decent to lighter carb.
Overall quite nice, light but nice sourness, great barrel and lots of great red wine, decent vinegar level, etc.
07-23-2013 15:19:23 | More by jlindros
4/5 rDev +1.5%
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.
05-18-2012 04:44:49 | More by Mora2000
4.09/5 rDev +3.8%
Best before April 2018
Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden copper color with apricot colored edges and a half finger foam head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind.
Strong lactic funk in the aroma along with some damp oak, peppery spice and vinous dark fruit. Nice combination of red wine barrel and lactic cheesiness from the Morpheus yeast. Subtle toothpick and dry oak along with dark grape, cherry, currant and other dark berries. Nice barrel presence but the blonde ale notes are undetectable and the lactic presence is much stronger than expected. Not unpleasant, jut a really weird scent mixed with the Bordeaux barrel.
Tart and puckering with sour acidity, lactic funk and a very prominent vinous red wine barrel. Subtle acetic vinegar presence but not solvent like at all. Has the tart dryness of Kriek but not as sour/acidic. The sourness is countered by funky lactic cheesiness but this isn't as strong as in the aroma. The Bordeaux barrel flavors really stand out adding sweetness and complexity. The barrel is subtle with a touch of oak and vanilla but it's bursting with vinous, juicy dark grape, sour cherry, plum and other dark berries. Kind of like a mix of rodenbach grand cru, red wine barrel aged American wild and Belgian Oude Kriek. I wasn't expecting much going in but this beer really surprised me with it's complexity. Sour but not harsh with really great barrel flavors.
09-28-2013 07:50:57 | More by corby112
District of Columbia
4/5 rDev +1.5%
On draft at rustic (Ballston). review from notes.
The beer is copper hued with a tiny head. Minimal lacing. The aroma brings some lactic funk, oak, barrel presence, wine, grapes, perhaps some berries. Sour and funky with grape skins. Mild fruity sweetness. Easy drinking. A solid beer. I'd have it again.
08-19-2013 20:14:57 | More by Huhzubendah
Wild West from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
88 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.