Morpheus Wild | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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Picobrouwerij Alvinne

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Phyl21ca on 07-09-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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Photo of Absumaster
3.72/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very dark brown beer with an off-white head. For sure this beer is wild, it gushes out of the bottle.

The smell is a lactic and slightly roasted. It reminds of bbq sauce with a smokey and boozy character. There is also some wood notes and it appears to have some vinagar flavors.

The taste is build up around the yeast, there is nice, complex and mild lactic acid taste that plays together well with the light dark malt taste. The malts add a nice caramellic and molasses taste, without giving a malt bitterness. The yeast appears to be more complex than just yeast. It is lactic and adds vineous tastes. The mouthfeel is light and thin, but the alcohol and tart flavors makes the beer a full-bodied beer, instead of empty.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Aug 2012. Acquired ages ago from a Belgian webshop and stored in my garage. Not quite sure what to expect from the morpheus yeast.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A murky, opaque reddish-brown colour with considerable carbonation (visible at the side of the glass). Black unless held to the light. Produces a massive head of creamy light tan foam with great stability; this slowly reduces to a thick surface layer. Aroma of sweet, dark malt with hints of wood, brown sugar, caramelised grain, balsamic vinegar, red fruit and earthy yeast. A warming whiff of booze in the background.

Tastes of sweetish roasted malt with a yeasty, acidic character. Notes of wood, dry yeast, brown sugar, vinegar, caramel and hints of fruit. Quite sour with a dry finish. Mouthfeel is tart and dry, with tingly carbonation and a thin, insubstantial body. Pretty astringent - dries the palate. Aftertaste of woody vinegar notes and earthy yeast.

Hmmmm - not the best effort and hard to place. The aroma suggests old wood-aged beer with a pleasant acidity, but the flavour is an indistinct mess. I was hoping for a more clearly defined character; perhaps more wood and less yeast. The body also leaves you wanting more. Interesting and quite complex, but not the best drinking experience. Pick one up if you come across it but no need to seek it out.

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3.16/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The pour is a murky brown color with an off-white head. Grass, leather, and vinegar to open things up. A bit of sweet dark fruits such as raisins and plums. A hint of metal is present on the nose as well. The flavor is fairly acetic with balsamic vinegar aromas. Lots of leather, grass, and dark fruit. A touch of sweetness gives it a little balance. High carbonation adds to drying feeling on the finish.

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1.92/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

232nd Review
33cl bottle poured into Westy 12 (small) chalice

A: Hazy maroon with brown tint. Single (tan) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Smells of a classic Flanders red ale - touch of vinegar, muted tartness, and unripe red fruit. Hints of red wine character and sourness. Average.

T: Sadly, just plain miserable. Definitely one of the worst beer I have ever tasted. I'm not sure if my bottle was infected or what, but something about the taste just seemed off. Cardboard-esque, old red wine vinegar, moldy cherries, and flat sweetness. Very unpleasant and I couldn't even stomach to finish this.

M: Light/medium bodied with appropriate carbonation.

O: An all-around terrible beer. Really a bummer because I was expecting this to be better. Can't win them all though.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33 cl bottel @ den stillen genieter in Mechelen

A : pours a hazy dark orange colour with a frothy beige head.

S :aroma of bread dough, citrus fruits, balsamic vinegar and herbal hops, with some slightly abrasive notes of grain and cardboard.
T : flavour is mostly bread dough and grain, quite smooth, with a hint of cherries, herbs and vinegar.
M : light to medium-bodied with lively carbonation and a dry sour finish.
O : not the best i had for the style , but not bad !

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.87/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- pours a dark tawny red color. Small half a finger of tannish head. Shit retention.

S- starts off with leathery characteristics with notes of wine like tannins. Basalmic notes intermingle as well. A bit of pomegranet on the finish with some fruity notes.

T- fruity tart cranberry flavor up front that transitions into leathery wine tannin flavors. Light oaky flavor on the finish.

MF- a little watery but solid flavor more than makes up for it.

D- good drinkability.

Overall a solid Flemish red.

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3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a hazy dark brown color with a tan head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of heavy roasted malts with hints of tart green apples and berries. Also present are mild amounts of char.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though the roastiness is not as heavy. Smooth roasted malts up front are joined quickly by moderate amounts of unsweetened chocolate. Midway through tart medium fruits come into play before fading out into a mildly tart ending. Mouthfeel is good, with smooth carbonation.

Overall I wasn’t a big fan of this beer, though it has one of the larger differences between aroma and flavor I’ve come across in a while. The tartness is hardly noticeable in the aroma but is huge in the flavor. An interesting beer that isn’t worth seeking but is worth a try if you come across it.

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3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle served in a FLUTE (Timmermans). Enjoyed on Mar´11
Pours deep black with dark brown on sides & ruby reflects to the light. Crown is dense & brief so lacing does. Floral & citric aromas. Intense sourness on palate. Light body. Thankfully the aftertaste is sweety fruit.Drinkable if comes along with food. Balanced flavors & aromas associated with wood aged Oud Bruins are missed.

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