Alvinne Undressed - Picobrouwerij Alvinne
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Reviews by Maxwell:
4.36/5 rDev +13%
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.
12-10-2013 19:48:23 | More by Maxwell
More User Reviews:
3.38/5 rDev -12.4%
Recommended by someone at the Southampton Beer Store.
Poured with a reddish-tan head that quickly subsided to a rime of fine bubbles that appear more tan. After it settles, little carbonation is obvious, but as described below it is there.
The aroma is sour with a raisin, molasses, cherry quality.
The taste is sour plum, including the tartness experienced by plum skin. Cider vinegar is also present in the taste. A bready, crusty undertone is noticeable on the finish.
It is quite acidic (even burns my sensitive stomach). It is pretty well carbonated with a medium body.
12-27-2012 22:24:08 | More by KMcG
4.09/5 rDev +6%
11.2oz capped bottle gushed upon opening. Deep reddish copper color with tan head.
Smells kinda sharp and acetic from the bottle, but out of the glass its much more rounded. More of a lactic sourness for sure. Ripe red berries, yogurt and hints of balsamic vinegar in both the nose and flavor. Intensely sour, but deliciously full fruitiness rounds it out. Would definitely buy again, especially considering the modest price.
09-03-2013 01:06:23 | More by BeerZack
4.38/5 rDev +13.5%
This one's a winner.
Pours deep dark red with an initial nice khaki head that fades to a thin layer of light brown bubbles.
Nose is fruity esters with hints of plums and ripe stone fruit.
Mouthfeel is rich and citric/very tart acidic which makes for a very bright and exciting mouthfeel. Lightly carbonated but with great balance and texture, especially if you like tart and acidic (which I do). (Note: if you don't like citric/tart/lightly sour, this one is not for you).
Flavors are well integrated and balanced tart/acidic. Meaning, balanced if you like a high acid balance beer with lots of tart sour cherries, lemon and lime. This is a pucker beer that is great to drink alone or a perfect foil with most food profiles (as are most sour/tart beers in my opinion). No hop profile, just the nice pucker tart.
Finish follows flavor and is a nice lemon/lime/acidic quality that lingers with freshness and brightness.
01-14-2013 19:34:39 | More by GRG1313
4.1/5 rDev +6.2%
A: The beer is extremely dark reddish brown in color (black when viewed from afar). It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that quickly died down, leaving only a few small patches of bubbles on the surface.
S: Moderately strong aromas of balsamic vinegar and sour fruits are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors balsamic vinegar and lactic acid along with notes of sour berries and plums. Slight hints of oak are noticeable towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat tart on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a lot more tartness and vinegar-like flavors compared to other beers in the style, but is interesting to drink if you enjoy sourness and tartness. No traces of alcohol are perceptible.
11-14-2013 01:27:03 | More by metter98
4.65/5 rDev +20.5%
Had a couple of these and so far all have been consistent and always gush upon opening a bottle.
Poured dark red with a lightly laced white head that disappears quickly. Great mouth feel that left dry, great tart on the palette left me wanting more. Very drinkable and really great bruin, tasted against Consecration 2011 on tap and preferred the Alvinne more than the aged keg of RR.
Phenomenal brew, sucks not too many ppl know about it.
10-11-2013 20:13:27 | More by juan_malamunga
Alvinne Undressed from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
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