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Sigma - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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BA SCORE
87
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Stum-pub on 08-10-2014

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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 4
Photo of chinchill
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This dark saison is a malty ale with hints of figs, raisins, and dark fruit cake.
Complex and interesting. Only mildly funky.

Photo of Immortale25
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. Bottlecap says Jun 2017.

A- Gusher alert, but not too bad. Pours a dark brown color with a full two fingers worth of light brown head that retains decently before quickly popping away to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a wispy pattern of sheer surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Incredibly musty, funky aroma full of wet hay and a metallic smell. Also some dark fruit, molasses and fig. Very unique.

T- Pretty strong sourness with more of that metallic note found in the smell. After the palate acclimates, a high drinkability is achieved as I find myself craving more and more sips. The alcohol is superbly well-hidden behind the acidity of the wild yeast. Notes of red grape, blackberry and even a bit of blueberry.

M- Dry almost to the point of being chalky. Medium carbonation and a body that leans toward the fuller side.

O- A very original take on a Flanders Oud Bruin. Has a tannic red wine characteristic to it that you don't find as often in the style. Surprisingly smooth for how strong and complex it is.

Photo of dcmchew
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown, almost black, a huge frothy tan head that pops off rapidly, leaving a small sticky speck around.
Smell of tart cherries with a lick of chocolate, some sweetish toasted malt, lactic sourness, caramel, faint lemon juice, faint blueberry.
A short flash of lemon juice, really sour, covered immediately by some toasted malts, and some mellow caramel sweetness. Lactic sourness and some cherry notes throughout, until the slightly roasted finish (bit of cocoa in there, too). A mild herbal funk in there too.
Aftertaste has dry lemon peel, bread crust, lingering yeasts. Medium body, medium carbonation.
Nice, but not as dry and refreshing as other dark sours.

Photo of clayrock81
3.86/5  rDev -1%

Poured a brown body with good head and minor lace ring.
Has a tart/sour aroma with hints of caramel malt sweetness and dark fruits like figs.
Light to medium bodied beer that is juicy and t art that maintains a sharp, crisp bite to it.
Balanced as the low-key sugary sweet malts keep the sour patch flavors (tastes like sour apple and cherry) from making beer too sour.
A nice sour that is light and maintains a little bit of fullness and sweetness.

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Sigma from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
87 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.