Omega | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Belgium
alvinne.be

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ADZA on 07-05-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
104
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
10.29%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 104 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of Beersnake1
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from fridge temperature. Pours light and transparent. Nose is sour, funk, plums. Taste is plums, medium sourness, slight bitterness. Also some oak and acidity. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall a nice beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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. Once sufficiently decanted, an in-glass swirl raised two-plus fingers of soapy, foamy, rocky, light-tan head with decent retention. Nose was bringing the funk! My uncle made a batch of Strawberry-Mint wine once that had a nose just like this! Eau de Open Sewer Pipe was how we described it. Morpheus? Who can sleep with that smell pervading the room?!? Call the manager! Color was a gorgeous Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was MUCH better than the nose. You know what they say - if you can get past the smell, you've got it licked! The taste was oddly tangy to go along with a pronounced lemon-lime tartness, but it slowly edged its way along the base of my jaw to the hinge, where it settled in for some real sourness. It was like the bridge between puckeringly tart & simply sour at the hinges of my jaw. I would NEVER characterize myself as being into Tart/Sour beers, but I have drank & reviewed enough of them to be able to recognize the difference. The terms are not interchangeable, but in this case, I was getting some of both. I even felt like I tasted some saltiness in there, especially at the finish. Finish was quite dry with a lingering summer fruitiness of strawberry, red raspberry & blueberry. Phew! I had been kind of afeered to try this one, but its aging probably helped a lot. The BB date was Jan 2019 with a Lot of 830. You might want to sit on yours.

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Photo of SLeffler27
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The scant head is short lived and rocky over a clear, rich amber brew.

Sweet apricots fill the nose before turning quite sour. Brine turns to oak followed by pronounced fermented apples. Warmth brings out grapes with a floral background. Also noted was pepper and mango. The progression here is amazing.

The flavor is fresh and fruity, reminiscent of the juices from a fruit salad. Mild tartness brings out lime and mango, while sweetness becomes a balance. The finish is mildly sour and lingering. Subtle flavors develop throughout.

The texture is silky within a light body and fine carbonation. Alcohol is as anticipated with pleasant astringency and an almost dry finish.

This beer is quite mild for the style, but is elevated by diverse and subtle character. It is refreshing and relaxing, providing a calming influence. I imagine it would go well with camembert cheese.

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Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated Sep 2016. Pours a cloudy darker yellow golden color with white head. Funk, tartness, citrus, and other light fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a mild acidity from the tartness, little citrus and some oaky notes.

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Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of junaman
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrfrancis
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

03/25/2017

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jmamay22
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Carefully decanted leaving a mildly hazy with a reddish amber hue. There is a thin bead of bubbles at the edges of the glass, but very little head formation. Acidity in the nose giving an impression of sour apples, vanilla, and orange marmalade. The taste has a less acidic presence. Less fruity as well. Mild flavor in general. Finishes with a mild tannic and acid impression. Mouthfeel is fairly thin. I'd like to see a higher level of carbonation as this borders cask level carbonation. The flavor leaves me wanting as well.

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Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tomb_ride
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AngEo
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mynie
3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Limp, amber pour. No head.

Smells of lightly sour yeast and then some nondescript grain. Pretty bland overall, in spite of a decent little burst of sourness.

Tastes like it smells. Good, fruity sour punch up front, rather limp middle and finish. Nothing bad, but not worth the price of admission.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spycow
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange, cloudy. Foam yellow, small, immediately disappears.
Aroma: sour apples, cider vinegar, red fruits, lightly seasoned.
Taste: a sour, seasoned, re-cider vinegar and sour fruits including apples. There are slight accents guilty and evocative of the barn.
Omega is so sour that I feel like the teeth "numb".
The beer is slightly watery, very refreshing and very drinkable.
High saturation, beer jumps out of the bottle.

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Photo of TomMorris
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NateF90
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Omega from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
3.79 out of 5 based on 104 ratings.
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