Alvinne Undressed - Picobrouwerij Alvinne
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3.89/5 rDev +0.8%
A - An opaque dark amber color, with some red hues.
S - Tart tangy, dry sour oak.
T - Definitely sour and tart. Crisp and dry with a nice oak character throughout. There is a certain earthiness here, really almost fungal in flavor.
M - Dry on the palate, tart and mildly puckering. Fizzy carbonation.
O - An interesting beer. Wild, natural, earthy, tart. A nice representation of the style.
07-30-2014 04:25:12 | More by BeerForMuscle
3.61/5 rDev -6.5%
Almost unhopped. Big fan of Flemish styles, hopefully this doesn't disappoint.
Pours dark copper, poor head that pops off quickly, leaving absolutely nothing, just some bubbles on the side of the glass. Looks like coke.
Smell of vinegar, some sour cherries, lactobacillus, decent amount of caramel and faint sweet dark fruit. Not bad at all.
Huge punch of sourness in the start: tons of vinegar and lemon zest, makes you cringe (just at first) and completely dries your mouth (which is not bad, it actually makes you want more). Dry twigs, leather, some hay funk, dry tobacco, toasty maltiness, something like almost burnt cake crust and a faint touch of cocoa powder. A very small pinch of sweet brown sugar. As expected, almost no hop bitterness in the finish, just very dry, with woody notes and quinine.
Light bodied, almost watery, medium carbonation. Very dry finish, but i really dig the aftertaste, quite fruity.
Expected this to be a flop. It's actually something that most sour beer fans should try. Very educational and actually quite tasty.
06-09-2014 17:20:16 | More by dcmchew
4.88/5 rDev +26.4%
A: deep red brown and lightly hazed. Decent one finger head that disappears so fast you wonder if it was a trick of the light
S: big toasty malts, molasses, chocolate, grapes, brown sugar and dark rum
T: the above led me to think it was going to be sweeter than the average oude bruin. No, it is anything but sweet. Chocolate malt comes through big, and a huge lash of sour. Woody in a good way. Sour grapes
M: looks and smells like it could be syrupy. nope: bitingly refreshing and light for a dark beer.
O: I may not have tried everything in the oude world, but I know what I like. I think I have a new favorite sour
06-04-2014 01:34:58 | More by ryannosaurus
4.15/5 rDev +7.5%
a really beautiful and authentic oud bruin, its been far too long since i had a good one. this is just awesome, dark brown with some dark red shades when held to the light, and almost a full inch of lasting khaki head thick and airy. it seems real sour, lacto fermented, tangy, acidic, funky, with a rich and semisweet brown malt profile with minimal roast bitterness but lots of depth. the flavor is just like the nose, with a profound lemony sting on the swallow. the malt gives more body than flavor, while the acidity is the driver here. tartness and sourness both, clean through, and not a palate scorcher by any means. layers of dried fruit come in too, raisins and cherries to be specific, while the acidity never loosens its puckery grip. medium bodied and carbonated brilliantly, this beer comes across lighter than it is as a result. it really perks me up too, with a shocking sort of mouth eel, still elegant through. very very well made, i have overlooked this way too long. for six bucks there may not be a better example of the style out there.
02-20-2014 00:36:27 | More by StonedTrippin
Alvinne Undressed from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
86 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.