1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Alvinne Undressed - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

Not Rated.
Alvinne UndressedAlvinne Undressed

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

78 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 78
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Almost unhopped brown ale, the base beer for Morpheus Wild and Kerasus, undressed for the fans of the true "oud bruin" style.

(Beer added by: OBeerMeGreatOne on 10-20-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Beerandboards:
Photo of Beerandboards
Beerandboards

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-15-2013 01:00:58 | More by Beerandboards
More User Reviews:
Photo of Syracuse12
Syracuse12

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-27-2014 00:37:49 | More by Syracuse12
Photo of Stum-pub
Stum-pub

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-17-2014 06:55:15 | More by Stum-pub
Photo of DrBier
DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-13-2014 23:50:12 | More by DrBier
Photo of afsdan
afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-10-2014 16:09:51 | More by afsdan
Photo of erialbill
erialbill

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-30-2014 14:27:49 | More by erialbill
Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-24-2014 06:43:25 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
Photo of thezach
thezach

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-17-2014 03:33:00 | More by thezach
Photo of Raziel313
Raziel313

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-10-2014 05:10:36 | More by Raziel313
Photo of dcmchew
dcmchew

Romania

3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 17:20:16 | More by dcmchew
Photo of ryannosaurus
ryannosaurus

Arizona

4.88/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 01:34:58 | More by ryannosaurus
Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-24-2014 20:31:34 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-20-2014 11:01:04 | More by Mikeluzzjr
Photo of JKV96
JKV96

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-19-2014 00:46:09 | More by JKV96
Photo of vandemonian
vandemonian

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-11-2014 00:21:03 | More by vandemonian
Photo of ChicagoNick
ChicagoNick

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.1%

05-06-2014 01:25:32 | More by ChicagoNick
Photo of braugon
braugon

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-05-2014 21:43:14 | More by braugon
Photo of Durge
Durge

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-21-2014 05:42:53 | More by Durge
Photo of thegerm87
thegerm87

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -22.1%

04-18-2014 00:57:19 | More by thegerm87
Photo of StonedTrippin
StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 00:36:27 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of nmann08
nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-09-2014 00:17:14 | More by nmann08
Photo of gspeer711
gspeer711

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-16-2013 08:36:56 | More by gspeer711
Photo of humulusphile
humulusphile

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-13-2013 05:03:12 | More by humulusphile
Photo of Maxwell
Maxwell

Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours with a fierce, hissing carbonation that forms a head of medium sized, off-white bubbles that quickly fizzles into nothing, leaving a clean and calm top of the beer without any head. Carbonation bubbles continue to tear to the top of the glass however, and appear reminiscent of highly carbonated soda bubbles. In color, the beer is a deep ruby brown, almost maroon, with a distinct ruby glow in the light. The beer’s body is slightly viscous with a darkness that makes it opaque, though the beer appears clean of any particles or cloudiness. On the nose, the beer smells of green apples, malt vinegar, cherry fruit leather, and fresh strawberry jam. Rich funky scents cover the nose from this beer, blending with the light malt character to bring a touch of plum, raisins, and a soft trace of toffee. Touches of sherry coincide with the rich smell of strawberry jam, which is quite bizarre, yet inviting. On the tongue, the beer tastes tart with lactic and malic acidity, traces of malty sweetness run across the tongue, and a very faint touch of roasted bitters can be sensed in the finish. Balance is slightly tart, but nice and not assaulting on the tongue. Fruit esters are strong and complex. In flavor, the beer begins as tart green apple, then cherry pie, then cherry fruit leather. Malt vinegar does work its way into the flavor along with sherry-like notes in the mid-palate. Just as the beer hits the back of the tongue, a sweet and sour sauce flavor can be sensed along with some of the strawberry jam from the nose. On the finish, the beer softens its tartness enough to bring soft coffee, caramel roast, and a touch of barnyard funk on the tongue alongside the fruit esters, providing a beautiful finish that lasts for quite a while on the tongue. In the mouth, the beer feels medium bodied with a middling carbonation that carries a bit of a prickle and a touch of astringency. Mouthfeel is smooth, and after the beer leaves, the mouth is left wet and gently puckering. Overall, I really like this Oud Bruin. This beer has a great funky character, a nice balance, and finishes with a great malt presence that really pulls together the beer and provides for a fascinating sip. I would love to pair this beer with richer meals to see how the acidity and malt play with food. This is a great beer with perfect complexity for the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 19:48:23 | More by Maxwell
Photo of djtomain
djtomain

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-07-2013 02:54:09 | More by djtomain
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Alvinne Undressed from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
86 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.