Alvinnes Naked Ladies | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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Picobrouwerij Alvinne

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Mora2000 on 12-15-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 6
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2013. This is a collaborative brew between the Alvinne and Twickenham breweries; purchased from a Belgian webshop. The name is taken from statues located in Twickenham (and is also the name of a Twickenham brewery ale).

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Highly effervescent - the excessive foaming makes it difficult to pour. A hazy orange-amber hue with strong carbonation and plenty of yeast sediment. Produces a gargantuan head of white foam with superb stability; it takes an age to settle to a surface layer. Aroma of dry, fruity yeast esters with hints of spices (coriander), fruit and a faint whiff of citrus hops. A yeasty sourness is present in the background.

Tastes of dry, earthy yeast with a bitter finish. Notes of yeast esters, spice and a hint of aromatic citrus and oranges. Considerable stewed hop bitterness upon swallowing, almost herbal in nature (much more so than most Belgian beers). Also somewhat sour. Mouthfeel is tingly, full-bodied and very dry. A yeasty sensation coats the palate. Highly astringent. Aftertaste of bitter earthy yeast.

I wasn't really sure what to expect from this one - I guess the brewers were aiming for a fusion of Belgian and English beer styles. I'm not sure that they succeeded. Very yeasty - this character dominates everything and smothers other flavours. Perhaps I left it to mature for too long, despite being in date? Also surprisingly bitter - perhaps excessively so. Mild aromatic hops notes, but not enough to overcome the yeast. At any rate, I didn't feel that the flavour was well balanced. Interesting but not brilliant.

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Photo of JavierGC
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml Bottle: best before Feb 2014, poured into a Westmalle chalice on 5th Aug 2012.

Cloudy orange body, more cloudy after the sediment was added just before the end of my tasting. On top sat a big, soft off-white head of foam.

The smell was of oranges soaked in coriander and peaches: so a fruity aroma then.

The taste was also fruity with oranges again leading the way: different and interesting. Not really my 'thing' but enjoyable all the same.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. I believe this beer is now retired.

The beer pours a golden color with a huge white head. The aroma is wheat, lemons and oranges. There is also a fair amount of caramel and toffee malt.

The flavor has a lot of hop components in it. I get some grassy and orange citrus notes, as well as some wheat, grain and toffee. Low to medium bitterness.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, a small sweet malt and mellow hop. In the taste, dry, grassy hops and a dry yeasty presence in the end. A bitter and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry, grassy hop in the aftertaste. Nice bitter with grassy hops, and a hint of Belgian though process with a yeasty undertone.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes gushing out of the glass and pours a hazy orange color with a big bubbled head.

The smell is mostly lactic, with notes of pine-apple and mango. No other smells that I pick up. The tart fruitiness is very present.

The beer is tart, but has a mild tartness. The abundant exotic fruits are overwhelming and give the beer a nice taste. The 46 EBU is not very apparent, the beer is a bit bitter, but this must be overpowered by the lactic acid. It is amazing to taste a beer of 4,4 % ABV with so much taste.

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Photo of Tone
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, maize color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, floral hops, sweet malt, alcohol, slight sugar, and a hint of earthy malt. Fits the style of an English Bitter, but is a better fit as a Belgian Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight dryness. Tastes of slight alcohol, slight sweet malt, slight pale malt, citrus hops, hint of sugar, and hint of earthy malt. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of samEBC
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of mattfancett
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%

Alvinnes Naked Ladies from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 10 ratings