I'm breaking the rules with tonight's post. In Year Two, the blog rules state that we can revisit a brewery (unlike in Year One when once we reviewed a brewery, it was off the list) but in Year Two each beer should be new and different. Well, I'm throwing that rule out the window for the evening and revisiting Alvinne Undressed.
Why? Because the first time I had it, it was on draft and this time it's from a bottle. Secondly some rules need to be broken. This one happens to be one of them.
Alvinne Undressed is brewed at Picobrouwerij Alvinne, a relatively new brewery in Belgium. For a review of Undressed on draft, please see Beer Review #215.
Alvinne Undressed is described on its label as an almost unhopped brown ale that is the base for Morpheus Wild and Kerasus. It is for fans of the true oud bruin style. It poured a hazy dark chocolate color ale with no head. It smells like a chocolatey oud bruin. A little acidic. A little chocolate. Some mud. The flavor is sour, light figs and rich chocolate with lots of malt. There is a ton of mouth-puckering tartness.
Is it better on draft or in the bottle? I'm going with on draft this time around. That being written, the number of times I've found Alvinne on draft since starting this blog is once. Once. The lesson here is if you see Alvinne. Drink it. Buy it. Whatever you do, don't miss out.
Style: Wild ale
Previously reviewed from Alvinne