Gaspar Ale | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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83
good
160 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Gaspar AleGaspar Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Belgium
alvinne.be

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by horndecker on 07-05-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
160
Reviews:
108
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
13.77%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 160 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ginger-tipple
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not sure what Alvinne was brewing here. Arome was weak and did not reflect the beer. The hops and the beer did not meld so I could not appreciate the drink. Nice cloudy look though.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From Uvinum. In Teku glass. After dinner. Not as bad as its sister beer Balthazar. Its a bit stinky but its taste isnt too bad.

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Photo of hansavijaticar
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled
Golden bodied hugely clouded with massive foamy white head
There's a lot of yeast in the bottle & it dominates the aroma with some citrus hop
the flavour mirrors the aroma
deceptively hides the big abv
good stuff just too much yeast
is this over bottle conditioned lol

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: It pours hazy gold to peach with a billowy 2” white head that provides clingy lace
S: The nose is fruit with traces of biscuit.
T: Fruit, biscuit, spice, peach, alcohol, citrus and orange juice.
F: Very creamy, medium to medium light body, medium high carbonation.
O: This is supposed to be Belgium’s hoppiest ale – the hops are minimal at best suggesting the beer is past its prime.

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Photo of Durge
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lmaduells
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.19/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of parintele
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of MartinCalvino
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Synapstic
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of backslide311
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Gww1864
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of dcmchew
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Seen lots of different recipes for this one. Mine has 4 different malts, and Magnum, Chinook, Columbus and Hallertau Mittelfruh hops.
Pours golden with orange tinges, small white head, goes fast to sticky lacing. Floating sediment.
Smell of sour cherries, sweet citrus (tangerines), banana, caramel, Belgian spices, pinch of tropical fruit. So really fruity hops backed by Belgian ale malt and yeast.
Lots of sweet fruitiness in the first seconds, with tangerines, papayas, overripe peaches, cherries, all covered in caramel and Belgian sugars. Bit of acidic apple. Next up, bitterness assaults the palate, and will stick around for a very very long time, dominating the rest of the drink. Transition goes through pineapple, grapefruit, and then full on spruce, pine, weed, spicy leafy hops and dry tobacco in the finish. Tho a hop bomb, some Belgian spices manage to show up, like some clove, citrus peel, faint coriander and a decent amount of peppercorn. Green hay funk mixed in there too. Very bitter dry finish.
Medium body and carbonation. Aftertaste is green and hoppy, with a faint fruitiness. No sweetness.
Never heard about Alvinne, but this beer certainly made me curious, will look out for more. Maybe unbalanced, but a very much IPA Belgian.

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Photo of braugon
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Anatole
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of metter98
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very hazy yellowish amber in color and has large clumps of yeast suspended near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Aromas of pale malts and Belgian yeast are present in the nose, which also has notes of caramel malts and muted hints of citrusy hops.
T: The taste seems to have stronger flavors of musty Belgian yeast along with notes of caramel and pale malts as well as fruity yeast and a moderate amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The hops lend a bit of tongue prickling to the mouthfeel.
O: This beer wasn't one of the best Belgian IPAs that I've had, but had some interesting complexities in the taste. This would probably be a good beer to try fresh in Europe.

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Photo of Mphis
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Gaspar Ale from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
3.63 out of 5 based on 160 ratings.
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