Alvinne Undressed - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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87
very good

97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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)
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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of DaveAnderson
2.95/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

OK, this is an unusual one. Supposedly, this has one gram of hops per batch. The description on the bottle reads: "Almost unhopped brown ale, the base beer for Morpheus Wild and Kerasus, undressed for the fans of the true "oud bruin" style ."

It's murky brown and pretty flat. There's a tiny amount of carbonation, but not enough to form a head.

It sure smells tart. I get a little plum, and some brown sugar. There's not a whole lot going on here. Let's see how it tastes.

Oh, my. Mix it with oil and call it dressing. This is like drinking vinegar. Close, anyway. I'm beginning to think I shouldn't have opened this so late. Am I going to have a rush of acid reflux when I lie down? Inquiring minds want to know.

Actually, if I sip it, it's rather interesting. But it's certainly extreme. One bottle is enough for me.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of KMcG
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of braugon
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky super dark reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. There is a swirl of thick yeast that sticks together in a large clump in the glass after the pour. Smell is slightly sour with malt, fruit, funk, vinegar, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, dark fruit, wood, acidic, and slight vinegar flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting combination of dark fruit and vinegar characteristics that work together slightly better in the smell to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Damn. What a shame. A load of vinegar and over-the-top tartness hits after the first several sips. It certainly calms down from that as time goes on, but the vinegar still remains a bit too high. It's too bad. I love this style and see it so rarely. I really hope that this was an off bottle.

Photo of dcmchew
3.61/5  rDev -7%
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.

Photo of justintcoons
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance
Cloudy chestnut brown with 1 finger of tan head that dissipates quickly. Moderate carbonation.

Nose
Lactic sourness, black cherry, peach, red grape and toffee.

Taste
Light-moderate lactic sourness with notes of vinegar and lemon juice. Peach, black cherry, toffee and red grapes. Suggestions of fig and chestnut.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp and tart.

Overall
A nice sour for the $4.99 price tag.

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Alvinne Undressed from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
87 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.