Undressed | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Almost unhopped brown ale, the base beer for Morpheus Wild and Kerasus, undressed for the fans of the true "oud bruin" style.

Added by OBeerMeGreatOne on 10-20-2012

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a really beautiful and authentic oud bruin, its been far too long since i had a good one. this is just awesome, dark brown with some dark red shades when held to the light, and almost a full inch of lasting khaki head thick and airy. it seems real sour, lacto fermented, tangy, acidic, funky, with a rich and semisweet brown malt profile with minimal roast bitterness but lots of depth. the flavor is just like the nose, with a profound lemony sting on the swallow. the malt gives more body than flavor, while the acidity is the driver here. tartness and sourness both, clean through, and not a palate scorcher by any means. layers of dried fruit come in too, raisins and cherries to be specific, while the acidity never loosens its puckery grip. medium bodied and carbonated brilliantly, this beer comes across lighter than it is as a result. it really perks me up too, with a shocking sort of mouth eel, still elegant through. very very well made, i have overlooked this way too long. for six bucks there may not be a better example of the style out there.

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky super dark reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. There is a swirl of thick yeast that sticks together in a large clump in the glass after the pour. Smell is slightly sour with malt, fruit, funk, vinegar, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, dark fruit, wood, acidic, and slight vinegar flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting combination of dark fruit and vinegar characteristics that work together slightly better in the smell to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of GRG1313
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one's a winner.

Pours deep dark red with an initial nice khaki head that fades to a thin layer of light brown bubbles.

Nose is fruity esters with hints of plums and ripe stone fruit.

Mouthfeel is rich and citric/very tart acidic which makes for a very bright and exciting mouthfeel. Lightly carbonated but with great balance and texture, especially if you like tart and acidic (which I do). (Note: if you don't like citric/tart/lightly sour, this one is not for you).

Flavors are well integrated and balanced tart/acidic. Meaning, balanced if you like a high acid balance beer with lots of tart sour cherries, lemon and lime. This is a pucker beer that is great to drink alone or a perfect foil with most food profiles (as are most sour/tart beers in my opinion). No hop profile, just the nice pucker tart.

Finish follows flavor and is a nice lemon/lime/acidic quality that lingers with freshness and brightness.

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Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of metter98
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is extremely dark reddish brown in color (black when viewed from afar). It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that quickly died down, leaving only a few small patches of bubbles on the surface.
S: Moderately strong aromas of balsamic vinegar and sour fruits are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors balsamic vinegar and lactic acid along with notes of sour berries and plums. Slight hints of oak are noticeable towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat tart on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a lot more tartness and vinegar-like flavors compared to other beers in the style, but is interesting to drink if you enjoy sourness and tartness. No traces of alcohol are perceptible.

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Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy extremely dark reddish brown (almost mahogany) in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some moderate garnet red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy foamy beige head that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate vinous aromas as well as some moderate to strong aromas of vinegar (red wine and/or balsamic) followed by light to moderate aromas of dark fruit (cherries). Hints of wood from barrels.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of dark malts. That is quickly followed by moderate to strong flavors of vinegar (red wine + balsamic) with a light to moderate amount of acidity. Then there are some moderate flavors of dark fruit (cherries) and light vinous flavors as well as a light amount of woodiness from the barrels. Light amounts of bitterness that fades away quickly though the tartness/sourness really lingers in this one.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Alcohol is extremely well hidden in this beer but I would hesitate to describe it as easy to drink unless you are a real fan of vinegar-like sours. Interesting with a decent amount of complexity but definitely a slow sipper.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of krome
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A quintessential oud brun, leaning well to the tart end of the spectrum

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Photo of Rifugium
3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thorpe429
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of dcmchew
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Almost unhopped. Big fan of Flemish styles, hopefully this doesn't disappoint.
Pours dark copper, poor head that pops off quickly, leaving absolutely nothing, just some bubbles on the side of the glass. Looks like coke.
Smell of vinegar, some sour cherries, lactobacillus, decent amount of caramel and faint sweet dark fruit. Not bad at all.
Huge punch of sourness in the start: tons of vinegar and lemon zest, makes you cringe (just at first) and completely dries your mouth (which is not bad, it actually makes you want more). Dry twigs, leather, some hay funk, dry tobacco, toasty maltiness, something like almost burnt cake crust and a faint touch of cocoa powder. A very small pinch of sweet brown sugar. As expected, almost no hop bitterness in the finish, just very dry, with woody notes and quinine.
Light bodied, almost watery, medium carbonation. Very dry finish, but i really dig the aftertaste, quite fruity.
Expected this to be a flop. It's actually something that most sour beer fans should try. Very educational and actually quite tasty.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - An opaque dark amber color, with some red hues.

S - Tart tangy, dry sour oak.

T - Definitely sour and tart. Crisp and dry with a nice oak character throughout. There is a certain earthiness here, really almost fungal in flavor.

M - Dry on the palate, tart and mildly puckering. Fizzy carbonation.

O - An interesting beer. Wild, natural, earthy, tart. A nice representation of the style.

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Photo of AlexFields
3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Damn. What a shame. A load of vinegar and over-the-top tartness hits after the first several sips. It certainly calms down from that as time goes on, but the vinegar still remains a bit too high. It's too bad. I love this style and see it so rarely. I really hope that this was an off bottle.

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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick, cloudy consistency. There was an inch and a half of creamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Not much lacing.

S: A nice, sour, fruity aroma, with some traces of yeast, as well.

T: Tasted of Belgian yeast, a moderate amount of sourness, fruit (cherry, pears), vinegar, and a hint of malt. A straightforward, focused, and easy to drink flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Alvinne Undressed is a solid and well made beer. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.49/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bought at Liquor Shed.

No foam in the pour, it's an opaque brownish red colour.

Big sour nose of vinegar, dark fruits, cherries. I'm diving in.

Deliciously sour with everything I've already mentioned. I yearn for another sip.

Despite the lack of foam, there's a nice level of carbonation.

Simply excellent!

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