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Cuvee Freddy - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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Cuvee FreddyCuvee Freddy

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BA SCORE
88
very good

163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 8
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ShadesOfGray on 07-15-2010)
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Jay864SC

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +26.3%

11-20-2011 17:49:41 | More by Jay864SC
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phishdaly

New York

5/5  rDev +26.3%

10-06-2013 02:30:04 | More by phishdaly
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patm1986

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +26.3%

11-15-2011 05:22:20 | More by patm1986
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juan_malamunga

Washington

4.84/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

No gushing like the Alvinne wild undressed. Smells of dark fruit and a great dark flanders color. Awesome mouth feel that left a clean palate. Crisp and light yet you can hardly noticed the abv and only felt a slight warmth in the belly. A phenomenal beer. A hearty flanders red.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 20:16:51 | More by juan_malamunga
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Raziel313

California

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

11-23-2013 10:00:10 | More by Raziel313
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lord_jordo

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

10-07-2013 21:43:20 | More by lord_jordo
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

03-22-2014 18:44:10 | More by MarvinSnyder
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LazFTW

Connecticut

4.64/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I can honestly say I love this beer. It is one of the most unique beers one can experience. It pours a dark dark red which one might mistake for a stout in the right lighting. Cuvee Freddy has little to no carbonation which gives it an interesting mouthfeel. The taste is reminiscent of lambic, wine, and whiskey due to the oak barrels in which it was aged. Friends of mine who like even the most bland of beers were blown away by the flavor. Its a shame I cannot find it at any local liquor store and have to pay $12 a bottle at the Ginger Man bar here in town. I hope they never stop carrying it!

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 18:51:17 | More by LazFTW
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to hopdog and Dixie Normous for sharing this piece of art.
Appears a deep dense, mahogany with small off white cap with spotty bits of lacing around the glass.
Smell is of red wine, vanilla, tart bits of apple, berries, and funk.
Taste is of the aromas with strawberries and funky wine.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with a tad bit of tartness pulling through.
Really nice stuff. Wish I had more.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2010 02:42:03 | More by weeare138
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Keene

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A tart but inviting beer, Cuvee Freddy pours a deep burgundy or mahogany color, leaving a fine ring of tan foam behind. The nose is sour with a whiff of vanilla, likely due to the aging in oak barrels. In short, this Flanders Oud Bruin is bold and full-bodied; cherry tartness and the aforementioned woody character are apparent in each and every mouthful.

Its drinkability is enhanced by the softening of the sour flavor in the drying finish. Let it linger on your tongue and you'll also notice hints of leather and dark skinned fruit. Overall, this is an aggressive and slightly acidic beer that serves as a noteworthy example of its style.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 11:59:07 | More by Keene
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anhigdon

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-10-2013 19:22:00 | More by anhigdon
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Mphis

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-18-2014 05:01:48 | More by Mphis
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-20-2011 18:46:47 | More by DoctorB2B
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shigg85

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-20-2012 22:32:53 | More by shigg85
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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-20-2013 01:19:29 | More by Pdrufo
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-09-2014 03:14:02 | More by MacQ32
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-29-2013 17:11:50 | More by Ivegotmule
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Jayman931

Mississippi

4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Man....first smelling this beer I knew it was a great Our Bruin Flemish Sour. Smells of sour cherry with a mild barrel funk ending. Very dark mahogany in appearance. Nice white head with a light purple hue...stayed around awhile to a thin lacy head. A small swear brought a little 1/4 finger head back. The taste was what I was hoping for. Sour cherries up front that hits your back sides of your toungue. Then the tart barrel funky sour hits the middle of the tongue to finish...hanging on at the end is a dry almost earthy after taste. This was a great beer. A must have if you like this style.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 01:52:25 | More by Jayman931
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drseamus

New York

4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served on tap at Ebenezers

A: Dark brown body with a good tan head.

S: Slight sour smell with a hint of vinegar

T: Light flavor with sourness and some vinegar. Slight touch of sweetness but a fairly short taste. Pretty good flanders.

M: Light bodied and really easy to drink (if you like flanders)

D: All day long easily. I ran 16 miles before I went to Ebenezers and I wish this was at the finish line ready for some thirst quenching.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2011 21:29:24 | More by drseamus
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a very dark and murky purple to burnt sienna brown in color. Some semi transparent brown froth that dissipated quickly.

(S)- Very acidic with an inky-like dark fruit aroma. Lots of dank and dirty; almost smoky oak with subtle dark cocoa. Very vinegar-like throughout. A very intense aroma for the style, but I like it.

(T)- Not quite as intense as the smell was, but with very similar characters. A great underlying acidic and vinegar-like sourness. The fruits are extremely dark like plum, prune, cassis, yet quite dirty/inky-like with a subtle smokiness that pokes through with dark cocoa and oak. Finishes very dry.

(M)- Very very subdued carbonation level, but with its vibrant acidity it really is not missed all that much. A very deep and dark rendition of the style with subtle sweetness despite all the acidity and very dirty/smoky oak.

(O)- I can see why not many would like this one, but I certainly do. Like I mentioned before, this is the darkest/deepest take on the style I have had with it being almost so earthy, I do get essences of actual dirt; strange but enjoyable somehow. It is really not much to look at, but the rest of this beer shines.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 21:13:30 | More by sweemzander
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Viciousknishs

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a dark dark brown color with a very short lived light tan fizzy head. Looks a bit like cola in my goblet.

S- sticky ripe cherry, damp musty oak and basaltic vinegar with notes of leather and lovely funk.

T- tart acidic sour cherry, underripe blackberry and rich oak flavors. Notes of leather, oak and basaltic vinegar mid palate. Finishes with a smidge of malt sweetness and cranberry with a lingering tartness and red wine tannins.

MF- slick acidic mouthfeel with a medium body. Low soft carbonation.

D- very drinkable for the sour lover. A bit to acidic for those who don't care for the style.

Overall an awesome beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 04:56:05 | More by Viciousknishs
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Santanax

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This stuff pours a murky brown little head but you can see bubbles present...smells of oak and something funky.... the first sip is mouthwatering unexpectedly really fruity and sour... superb sour flemish ale.... Lovely acidic tarness with lots of cherry tones... not overly sour but well balaced with oak and aCIdity... wow superb!!!! It is sour though dont get me wrong prob most sour flanders ive tried...Great Stuff!!!

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 22:44:53 | More by Santanax
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle into a snifter. 2013 bottle

pours a murky dark red with absolutely no head. the smell is of sour cherry skins..and is quite pronounced. its not super in your face sour but the sourness is definitely there and the cherry skins are dominate in the aroma. The taste almost exactly follows suit...slight sourness but a good cherry flavor. not boozy at all. very tasty. 0 carbonation and medium bodied.

overall better than i was expecting. i really enjoyed the taste on this one!

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 14:36:31 | More by Axnjxn
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shleepy

California

4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served from bottle (purchased at K&L in Redwood City) into Cantillon glass.

A: Super dark brown, with plenty of yeast sediment that settled at the bottom of the glass. Dark head that spurted out of the bottle... though maybe I should have kept it in the an upright position in a fridge for a day or two before opening.

S: Sour, barrely. Black currant notes, along with smoke and chocolate.

T: Tastes much like it smells. Pronounced chalky, smoky chocolate flavor, balanced by a high level of sourness for a beer this dark, and a general flandersy flavor profile. Very interesting flavor combination, to be sure, and one that works very well.

M: Very lively, bubbly mouthfeel. Very acidic.

O: In my opinion, this one is super tasty. I tried it on tap at a little event hosted by K&L at Gourmet Haus Staud, and then noticed that K&L had it in bottles. I can see how some people may be offended by the mix of flavors, or maybe they don't like sour and/or smoky beers, to begin with, but I really enjoy both of those flavors, and this beer really puts the two of them together in a great way.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 07:04:47 | More by shleepy
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

02-12-2013 00:26:38 | More by Neffbeer
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Cuvee Freddy from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
88 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.