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Wild West - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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BA SCORE
88
very good

112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

djrn2, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Thorpe429, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

nmann08, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

acurtis, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of metter98
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.

metter98, May 30, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Texasfan549, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

kjkinsey, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

GRG1313, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

emerge077, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +1.5%

JAHMUR, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +1.5%

SocalKicks, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
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.

RblWthACoz, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of jlindros
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.

jlindros, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
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.

Mora2000, May 18, 2012
Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

mendvicdog, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

MarkyMOD, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +1.5%

imperialking, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of corby112
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.

corby112, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

duceswild, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
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.

Huhzubendah, Aug 19, 2013
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2/5  rDev -49.2%

billab914, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

DrBier, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

PEIhop, Jul 13, 2014
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Wild West from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
88 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.