Kerasus | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

KerasusKerasus
BA SCORE
3.94/5
72 Ratings
KerasusKerasus
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Belgium
alvinne.be

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brc on 04-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,957
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
72
pDev:
10.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of DoctorB2B
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tigg924
4.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2014 vintage--shows 6.9 ABV. Pour cloudy, maroon in color with minimal head. Taste is big, tart, dark cherry, sweet cherry juice, baker's chocolate, and lots of sour mix. Really sour with a touch of sweetness, light carbonation and body. Makes for an excellent tart sipper. A sour beer for sour lovers. Beautifully crafted as the cherries really shine. Will look for this one again.

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Photo of brc
4.57/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 33cl bottle into tulip. Best by Jan 2014, lot 280 on cap. Label is in Dutch, but says "Morpheus wild yeast inside". Pictures of cherries on label. Another note: label has 6% ABV, Alvinne's website lists 5.5%.

Pour a very fizzy head, bright pink, which fades quickly. Head acts more like soda than beer. Color of the liquid is deep ruby.

Has smells in common with lambic kriek, a bit of mustiness or cellar smell along with cherry aroma. Smelling it makes my brain tell my mouth to pucker.

It has a lovely tartness. Not overpoweringly sour at all, very pleasant. Nice cherry taste, dry finish.

Very fizzy mouthfeel, like champagne.

Very drinkable - no offputting flavors that some sour ales have, no overwhelming sourness. I wish I bought a case.

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Photo of webtrout
4.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 bottle - Exceptional deep ruby, initial taste of sour cherries and finished dry and flavorful.

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Photo of TheSupremeAJ
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Trapp Door in Upper Milford Township, PA.

10oz pour in a snifter. Apperance is very murky and deep- almost like a cloudy maroon wine with a thin white head. Carbonation is visible. The aroma is astounding- funky, vinous, sour cherry. The taste is like a *POW* *WHAM* *PUNCH* of glorious sour funk... very tart. The mouthfeel is moderately thin, smooth on the finish. Overall a very good brew I would have more often if it were more ubiquitous.

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Photo of swierczt
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sourwench429
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

my bottles has the abv quite a bit higher than this is listed at here, but i suppose thats batch variation and evolution over time. this beer is amazing, cantillon good, a term i have used lately for sour beers that have no credit in the market place. its blood red, dirty and deep in color, raw and hazy and there is yeast bits in here that look like sesame seeds, tan and chunky, but they settle out quick beneath the huge white pink head. cant believe how dark this looks, like the mikkeller frederiksdal kriek, it looks just as dark. the nose and taste are amazingly cherry forward, super tart but still authentic to the fruit, and the yeast profile is awesome, so tart and acidic, but also mellow from the wood, just really evolved and mature, cant believe this only costs 13 bucks, its a steal for that price, and if people knew how good this was, it would be a rarity tomorrow. brightly carbonated and very dry, this is one of the best beers i have had this year, and maybe one of the most unique cherry beers i have ever had. perfect mix of fruit and sour and maturity, i love every drop. it already has some age, but it has a vibe like this could cellar forever, im going to get another one and see...

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Photo of videofrog
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Drumtgot
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobv
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fehrminator
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I suspect that there is substantial batch variation with this beer given the nature of the style and the reviews. My bottle was lovely. Deep ruby with huge sour cherry on the nose. Great sour and funky cherry flavor that finishes bone dry. This is a winner. At $11 for a 500mL bottle, a solid value.

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Photo of Highbury09
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of JAHMUR
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of samEBC
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Durge
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Halcyondays
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood II,

A: Pours a deep red with a minimal bubbly head, some lace.

S: Deep vinegar/acetic nose with a lot of cherry and raspberry.

T: Cherries, oak and vanilla, with a lot of acetic acid. Very tasty, the fruit and the barrel character is well balanced.

M: Medium to high acidity, acetic quality. Fizzy carbonation, quite crisp.

O: This was a fantastic ale, a great cherry beer, well worth a pickup.

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Photo of EuphonicHops
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GJ40
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of griffey123
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russwbeck
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-Tap at Churchkey around Zwanze Day

Blood red pour almost to brown. No head whatsoever. Barnyard funk and dark fruits predominantly on the smell. Not acidic at all. The dark fruit really dominates the taste. Funk and slight acidity sit on the back and finish the taste with a bang. Very much like a wine. Medium bodied, heavy for a sour. Slight tinge of carbonation. I really liked this. Complex, but not overly acidic, and tasty.

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Photo of Viciousknishs
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours deep red with a half a finger of pinkish head.

S- red wine like tannins with notes of leather, tart cherries and cranberry. Finishes with a touch of basalmic.

T- big tart acidity up front with a basalmic character. The middle is tart cherries, cherry pit and cranberry. Finishes with leather and a touch of vineous red wine.

MF- slick oily mouthfeel with a medium body and caressing fine carbonation.

D- nice drinkability.

Overall a superb brew! Lots of complexity and tartness.

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Photo of easement
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours ruby red with little head. There is a slight ring of carbonation around the rim. carbonation explodes in your mouth.

The aroma is fruit (sherries) with some barnyard.

The taste is sharp sour that increases, but doesn't go over the edge. it fades quickly into a malt backbone and then lingers with cherry flavor.

The mouthfeel is really thin which pairs well with the beer.

Because it's not super sour, I could drink multiple ones in a session.

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Kerasus from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 72 ratings
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