Phi | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

PhiPhi
BA SCORE
83.8%
Liked This Beer
4.04 w/ 117 ratings
PhiPhi
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Belgium
alvinne.be

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BlazerT on 05-14-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,528
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
117
Liked:
98
Avg:
4.04/5
pDev:
8.42%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
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Photo of woodychandler
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another bottle from the depths of The Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody is making its presence known!

From the bottle: "Alvinne Sour Collection"; "Blond sour ale - mixed fermentation - with dried hop flowers - aged in stainless steel - contains: barley malt"; "Morpheus Yeast inside".

I Pop!ped the cap & having read that last, I preferred to keep it in the bottle, so I performed a VERY gentle pour. Additionally, the cap Pop!ped off a little too easily, causing me to wonder if anything were amiss. I got some light foaming through the neck, but once decanting began, it settled right down. In the glass, I got a solid finger of puffy, foamy, tawny head that spent itself fairly quickly. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was pretty funky with a LOT of outdoors barnyard action going on in there! Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not much beyond it, either. Man, this one was WAY tart, dry & puckering! It was like lemon juice, initially, but then I began to get other, sweeter fruits, like peaches and apricots. The big thing was that nose. It really took a leap of faith to bring the glass up to my face and take a drink. As I said with Omega, if you can get past the smell, you've got it licked! This one was quite tart and puckering, but not as sour. It finished very dry, almost vinous, like a white wine. Danger, Will Robinson! Danger! Where is the ABV?!? It is listed as 10% & yet there was nary a sign of it ... until I stood up & got bum rushed from the dark alley! Feck. It came on suddenly, like a runaway locomotive out of a tunnel without its light on to le me know that it was coming. Whee!

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChristineHeubusch
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of willcumbie
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DispyDnb
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Muted Horn, Berlin. Slightly hazy golden color, small white head with decent retention for the abv. Smell si a strong and weird lactic sourness, mostly sweet and sugary; almost got scared about it since it was quite unusual and new to me. Taste is again strong lactic sour and some sweet stuff that maybe comes from the spruce brances. Soft carbo, medium body, the 11% abv has completely disappeared, crazy stuff. Something that you don't find often around: extremely different from the rest but fairly drinkable, love it or hate it.

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Photo of BrkfstOfChmpns
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kliner88
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very tasty sour. Poured into a pint glass -- light tan head grew and dissipated pretty quickly. Dark color for a blonde ale, more similar to a Flemish red. Toward the end, a small yeast monster coagulated in the bottom of the glass -- I should have poured more elegantly. Smell and taste are very sour -- again, similar to a Flemish red -- much more sour than i anticipated. Overall, a delicious beer that i'd drink again. Highly smooth and drinkable for such a high ABV.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Antyk
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexAfonin
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dipso123
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy with standard white head - rather short lived. Not wildly complex but very pleasing. Finishes slightly sweet and pleasant on the tongue. Surprises: very little of the tart character you might expect in a "wild ale" and hides the alcohol exceptionally well. I would have guessed it was about 5% ABV and it is twice that. Great beer to introduce a friend to Belgians. Could see drinking quite a bit of this in a session were it not for the 10% ABV.

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Photo of NateF90
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of desint
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobv
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of driesglorieux
4.62/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Immortale25
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into an Ommegang stemmed glass. No freshness date. Be forewarned: my bottle was a bit of a gusher.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and minimal surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves tiny clots behind.

S- Funky/tart aroma with some Brett character and big acidity.

T- Great balance of tartness, funk and bready malt. Dry and tangy with notes of green apple, pineapple and lemon. Alcohol is very well hidden underneath all the acidity. Soily aftertaste.

M- Moderate pucker for the style with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- A very nicely done wild ale that gives just as much funk as it does sour while still packing a hearty alcohol punch.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of parkeak0
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MathiasO
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbwimer
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Phi from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Beer rating: 83.8% out of 100 with 117 ratings
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