Kiwi Herman
Alpine Beer Company

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Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
Wild Ale
4.51 | pDev: 7.76%
Aug 16, 2020
Jan 08, 2015
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Notes: Barrel-aged Lambic-style Ale with kiwi and strawberry

An Alpine cult-classic, this Belgian Lambic-style beer is aged in French oak red and white wine barrels for several months and we add kiwis and strawberries. It is golden-hued, tart and bright, with punchy notes of strawberry that dominate, and a kick of kiwi on the finish.
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Rated: 4.24 by 22Blue from Kansas

Aug 16, 2020
Rated: 4.52 by antrocks from Massachusetts

May 29, 2020
Rated: 4.23 by Nuggetz from Texas

May 24, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Dharms from Pennsylvania

May 18, 2020
Rated: 4.31 by cp45 from New Jersey

Apr 25, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Nov 29, 2019
Rated: 3.4 by Keeling from California

Sep 12, 2019
Rated: 4 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

May 29, 2019
Rated: 3.33 by RealDeal from Florida

May 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Vidblain from Minnesota

4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I sat on this bottle for a bit - I was afraid that the fruit had fallen off and it would just be a funky sour. Thankfully, age has done this zero harm... the beer is quite fragrant, instantly - tons of strawberry to the nose with some sour notes as well. I didn't catch the kiwi, but I don't know kiwi all that well, honestly.

As this beer warmed up, it became teeth-meltingly sour. I'm still amazed by how sour it is. My mouth was actually hurting when I finished it - amazing stuff. It's also just a bit funky, for depth of taste. Tons of strawberry, funk, and sour - it's a full spectrum experience, with nice body and carbonation.

This bottle was well-worth the wait, and the price tag. Super pleased with this beer!
Apr 26, 2019
Rated: 3.59 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

Apr 22, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Ivan52 from Iowa

Feb 21, 2019
Rated: 4.59 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jan 14, 2019
Rated: 4.49 by KT123 from Pennsylvania

Dec 01, 2018
Rated: 4.19 by ragnar3 from Iowa

Nov 26, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by Lare453 from Florida

Nov 09, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by BreweryRun from California

Oct 20, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by SaulFox from California

Oct 16, 2018
Rated: 4.56 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Oct 06, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Mikaveli from California

Sep 29, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by DraughtJunkie82 from Missouri

Aug 19, 2018
Rated: 4.57 by Rothobinide from California

Jul 03, 2018
Rated: 4.6 by BartS from California

Jul 02, 2018
Rated: 4.83 by mattsmith413 from North Carolina

May 27, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

May 22, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Skellbop from New York

May 21, 2018
Rated: 4.19 by Devman171 from Maryland

May 16, 2018
Rated: 4.71 by WolverineFan1243 from Colorado

May 09, 2018
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Reviewed by rand from California

4.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
On tap at the brewery from their last release, December 15 2017. Poured into tulip glass

Reviewed from notes.

Kiwi Herman Light golden tan appearance, no head, red wine vinegar, raspberry, tropical nose. Crisp, lactic acid, unripe raspberries kiwi. Starts crisp and tart, more fruity mid-sip. Closes with a quick, clean, finish with touches of red wine vinegar lingering.

Lives up to the hype. Only got a taste from the first release, this tastes better fresh.
Apr 12, 2018
Rated: 4.53 by Beerbom from California

Mar 31, 2018
Rated: 3.87 by billab914 from Virginia

Mar 30, 2018
Rated: 4.6 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts

Mar 29, 2018
Rated: 5 by thebeervoyage from California

Mar 29, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina

Mar 28, 2018
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Reviewed by rabbott2 from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2017 batch drank on 3/15/2018

Overall this was a fine beer to finally be able to try. The mix of barrels and fruits brought a nice complexity of flavors to this. The kiwi presence was really unique and pleasant. There was a good amount of tartness and while it drank really well, there was an unpleasant finish. A sugary, bitter aftertaste hit me and it really was not enjoyable. The only negative I have on this but the rest was great.
Mar 16, 2018
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Reviewed by gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Thanks Ryan for Sharing. 16 oz bottle into a tulip.

Lightly red orange body
Smell - lightly tart and fruity with a malty biscuit aroma. On the tongue is lots of sour strawberry notes, lactic acidity, straw, on the aftertaste is biscuits, bready yeast , Corn. Like strawberry shortcake or corn bread with strawberries. Interesting beer, very tasty. Not a ton of kiwi flavor.
Mar 13, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

Mar 04, 2018
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Reviewed by RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Most recent batch poured into a stemmed tulip. Golden amber in color. Very minimal head that dissipates quick. Aroma of lactic acid in subtle fruit. Taste is strawberry, kiwi and some biscuit. Tastes like a sour strawberry shortcake. Feel is light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, this is a well done fruited sour. My only gripe would be that I think it’s just a touch too sour for me.
Mar 04, 2018
Rated: 4.46 by OleDixie from Pennsylvania

Feb 18, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania

Feb 17, 2018
Kiwi Herman from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 297 ratings