Wild Undressed | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

BA SCORE
3.78/5
60 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Belgium
alvinne.be

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by timtim on 12-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,510
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
60
pDev:
13.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of ahalloin
4.47/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore for Belgian Beer Fest.
This probably should be under the "Wild Ale" category, as it really isn't a Belgian Dark Ale.

Poured a clear dark mahogany color with slight reddish highlights. Very little head, but what did form was bleached white and a thin ring.

Smell was everything you'd expect from a wild ale. Super tart, lactic sour from all the crazy wild yeasts. Some sembalance of a toffee-ish backbone that was stripped to the bone by the wild yeasts. Sour fruits come to mind.

Taste meshed well with the aroma. VERY sour! This beer has that awesome puckering quality that makes you involuntarily salivate. There is a slight fruity sweet backbone with lactic and acetic sourness predominating. Notes of sour raspberries and tart apple peel show up as well. Very refreshing but also very sour.

Mouthfeel is light and somewhat thin as you would expect in extremely sour beers. Finish is absolutely bone-dry!

Drinkability is excellent as I could easily drink a few of these and not get tired of it. Adequate malt backbone keeps it from charring you taste buds.

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Photo of timtim
4.47/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

i wish i knew more about this beer, and will update my review as soon as i found some more out. i was told only two kegs came to the united states and that it was the base beer for kerasus fermented with brett and other "wild" organisms. very unique. kind of hard to pick a style to put this under. not an oud bruin or flanders red and not a pale ale (like orval or petrus). fairly clear radiant reddish brown with a small head that shrinks to a small collar right away. nose is modest, but the scents are pure and very natural. just gorgeous. fruit (cherry? plum?), earth, mushroom, mineral and a hint of cider and vinegar in the background wrapping everything up and rounding it out. very elegant, and although it is very earthy, it seems like clean earth if that is possible. taste is very nice, sour cherry up front, the malt shines through to carry everything, and a mouth-watering twinge of acid wraps it all up. the body is medium, but so slick and silky, it feels lighter than it is. dry as a bone with just enough sweetness to balance. barely detectable, and never unpleasant. i'll say it again; this seems like a very clean "sour" beer. fantastic. my glass vanished way too quickly. i feel very lucky to have partaken in the imbibement of this special beer. thanks alvinne!

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4.32/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap a dark reddish brown with very little head. Smell is sourness oak some funky earth and a bit of sweet malt. Taste was sour red cherries and oak with green apples and a sweet dry finish, wow. Mouthfeel was clean and dry but definately not light. Overall more than I expected in terms of taste, very nice beer that will leave an impression for some time on my palate.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of ferrari29
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Wild Undressed Monbazillac served at Churchkey (DC) in a snifter shaped glass - 200th review

A - Beer was served with small bubbly rimmed edge; some carbonation was present; dark opaque brown body; syrupy consistency (had legs)

S - Strong sour grapefruit nose; Brut champagne sourness; semi-floral notes hidden behind sour nose; sour yeast

T - Flat champagne Brut taste; not much punch and kind of light on non-sour flavors; clean; sour-tart vinegar taste; bitter and sour flavor in the middle of the palette

M - My tongue is still feeling the sourness, hours after drinking; thin and flat body; flavors are quick and clean on the tongue, leaving a dry, crisp feel like a Brut

D - I liked this drink; it really challenges your taste buds and makes for an interesting and memorable drink; I would love to have another; great stuff, nice and sour

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Torst.

Pours a deep tawny brown, with no real bubbles to speak of.

Smells tannic, vinegary, and sharp.

Tastes of sour dark fruit essence, oak, robust, earthy flora, finishes with tobacco and tangy plum.

Feels very smooth. Almost still.

Great beer overall, a bit more sour than I'm used to, but still great, crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of SummitVA
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark ruby pour with a decent head. Medium carbonation.

S - Sweet malt, dark fruits, funk, and lactic sourness meld wonderfully. Vinous character very dominant in the nose.

T - Initial sourness opens to stone fruits (esp. cherries and dates) and malt sweetness. Earthy funk follows, ending with a crisp lactic finish.

M - Full bodied, but sourness lends to the perception of a much lighter beer.

O - Very nice surprise. It's been a while since I was impressed with one the lesser-known Belgian sours on tap in town. Perhaps lacking the depth found in bigger dark sours, but this is very complex and quaffable for this ABV. Very happy to have had this.

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4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joshuaseresse
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Pizza Pardisco in D.C. over the weekend. Served into a snifter:

A - A dark brown with a mahegony, redish hues that are only so slight. No head or sign of carbonation.

S - Tart fruit, bits of cherries and some raspberry funk. Really picking up on the acidity. Bit of earth and oak.

T - Tart cherries and oak here. Crisp granny smith apples and cider flavors. Again, signs of tart funk and acidity.

M - Crisp and refreshing. Smooth with a semi dry finish.

D - Pretty easy to drink. I had to sit there and enjoy it and force myself to take notes instead of just downing it. I'd gladly drink this again, but not for the price ($10 a snifter).

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Photo of Durge
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of LJTate
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ConradKenney
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 01/14/11 notes. Had on tap at The Gingerman in NYC.

a - Pours a murky mahogany brown with an inch of tan head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fruity malts, dark fruit, tart apples, little bit of sourness.

t - Tastes of sour apples, sourt tart fruit, fruity malts, caramel malts. More sourness than in the smell.

m - Light to medium body and low to moderate carbonation.

d - A nice Belgian dark ale with some sourness to it. I enjoyed it and certainly would order it again.

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Wild Undressed from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 60 ratings
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