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Wild Undressed | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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3.78/5
Very Good
60 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Belgium
alvinne.be

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by timtim on 12-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,076
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
60
pDev:
13.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of corby112
2.08/5  rDev -45%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a dark chestnut brown color with a one finger beige head that immediately settles into a thin ring. Minimal spots of lace left behind.

Slightly earthy aroma with some earthy oak, vinous fruit, vinegar and acetone. Some dark malt, caramel and toffee along with hints of raisin, fig and solvent.

On the lighter end of medium bodied with a harsh acetone character that dominates the flavor, overpowering almost everything else. Very harsh vinegar-y solvent character that's tart and puckering but not pleasant or flavorful. Subtle oak and vinous fruit underneath but it's hard to pick up anything because of the overwhelming acetic character.

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2.17/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

A: The pour is a murky amber color with almost no head at all.

S: Quite the nose on this...it's very musty with tons of celery and chile pepper. There's also a lot of garbage, hot garbage, at that. Quite gross, really. It's not all that sour, but does have some lemon and grass.

T: Starts off with a stale cereal flavor, maybe old cheerios. Despite the awful aroma, the flavor is quite bland and a bit watery. Some mild malt and oak with more of the celery and vegetable character. A very light tartness.

M: Maybe medium in body with low carbonation.

O: Just an awful aroma. Not a good flavor, either.

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Photo of t0rin0
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of steph1974
2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

On tap, no visible head or carbonation, bubbles in the mouth
L: dark, so much darker than expected, like thin balsamic
s:like an oude bruin, dank, tart, wet wood
t: tart, like flanders style. Great for building an appetite
f: thin, but nice
very enjoyable!

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Photo of pperez38
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of WynnO
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of LambicKing
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of oline73
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this on-tap at Churchkey, poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear reddish amber color with a mild amount of off white head that goes away quickly.

Smell: Fruity vinegar with some wine barrel and mild, sweet malt.

Taste: Very wine like. Sour vinegar with some woody barrel notes. There is a mild caramel like flavor in the background. The finish is sour and full of grapes.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a mild amount of carbonation and a buttery finish.

Overall: Honestly I thought this beer was a bit boring. I'm also not convinced it is listed under the correct category. Quite smooth, but I don't think I'll have another.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnnniee
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Lion's Pride.
Came to the table a slightly hazy brown with a thin tan head that slowly dissipates to a ring. Smells of oak, vanilla, caramel, and ethanol with a hint of tart. The flavor is not what I expected based on the nose with a heavy tart cherry and lemon thing with caramel edges going on. Light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a tart almost chalky mouthfeel. This was not my favorite is all tart and a little funk with no balance.

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Photo of auroracrisis
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Holy Grale, served in a wine glass.

Murky crimson red with a small head that dissipates into nothing after maybe 30 seconds.

Raspberry, apple and cherry vinegar with more vinous notes of oak and vanilla. A little bit of sweet malt character and some airy, dry funk with a touch of alcohol.

Cherry, raspberry, and apple open up with a biting vinegar like sour. A little bit of a tannic quality to the beer as well, kinda oaky. Lots of gaps inbetween the initial fruitiness and finishing dry sour bite that leaves you wanting a bit more.

Medium body and kind of flat, with a dry biting pucker.

Good use of fruity vinegar qualities and the barrel but I would have enjoyed a bit more complexity. Not a bad beer by any means but I'm not sure if it's worth another visit.

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Photo of John_M
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's during their annual Belgian fest.

The beer pours a reddish dark amber color with minimal head retention and pretty much no lacing. To be honest, the beer looks as if it's completely flat, though once I tasted it, that proved not to be the case. On the nose I get wine and sour, with the sour component clearly dominating. The flavor profile replicates the nose, with the beer showing light carbonation. There is considerable flavor in this medium bodied beer, and I suppose if you are a sour lover you will be happy with this one. Alchol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and the beer is not at all boozy (which is no surprise given the abv.).

Mehhhh... this just isn't working for me. The beer is too one dimensional, and that one dimension is largely sour. I guess it's OK, but at least for me, there just isn't enough else going on.

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Photo of syntheticwings
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of drabmuh
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An odd little beer. It was almost like a little Christmas beer, bitter sour, spices.

Beer is kind of brown / clear / dark / ruby with a lazy haloed head of offwhite bubbles.

Aroma is sweet and sour with a mild almost nutmeg aroma in there.

The beer is light in body and thin on the flavor on the front palate, the midpalate definitely has a nutmeg sort of spice in there but I can't put my finger on it. Overall it is a weird little sour with only some final tartness. Not too good or bad.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Rifugium
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Blind Tiger Ale House, NYC, NY

Served in a tulip glass, this beer had a beautiful dark brown color with ruby highlights, a thin off-white head that retained as a small layer of delicate bubbles. Tart aroma, some spice and Belgian yeast. Nice sourness in the taste, but not so mouth-puckering that you can't enjoy a full glass or even two: notes of dried apricot, sour apple, and dark berries, acetic acid, with hints of spice and an earthy quality. Meduim-bodied and moderately drinkable for the style.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Churchkey. Served in a mini snifter.

Pours a ruby copper color with a very thin off-white head. Not much lacing. Nose is slightly sour and has a bit of oak with a bit of an herbal character, maybe juniper or light sage. The flavor is mildly sour with light pit fruits and a semi-dry finish. Pretty good, but I prefer the variations.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeaAle
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jim_carignan
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of DeutschesBier
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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