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Cuvee Freddy - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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BA SCORE
89
very good

191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 9
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ShadesOfGray on 07-15-2010)
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Patches0Who, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

JimmyAloysius, Aug 07, 2014
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DrBier, Jul 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

PatB1987, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of cjgiant
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a brown, or a very deep burgundy, with fair amount of head.
The smell is pretty much as expected: a light tartness pervades. These tart notes are of Granny Smith and maybe a little lime also. I think I get some if the oak (but that could be power of suggestion, maybe even a hint of alcohol to remind me if bourbon, but very faint.

The beer is not overly sour, but it's far from weak, also. I think a nice amount of tart funkiness to drive the taste. I get the citrus bite a little more than in the smell, but do also get tart apple. This bite fades to a taste that I wish came on a little more. I do get a bit of woodiness, and it seems to want to have a little fig, but never quite gets there. The taste after this seems to fade pretty quickly, a light residual wood feel in the end.

This is a beer that won't overpower you, but has enough sour bite up front to be worthy of another try (although it was on the expensive side).

cjgiant, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

jimmygord, May 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

HoboChangBa, May 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

taospowder, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Chico1985
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dan for sharing this at a sour-themed tasting. 2012 bottle.

A - Dark red pour with a beige head, so-so retention as a thick ring, leaves spots of lace.

S - Red wine grapes are the most prevalent, good amount of oak and general dark fruit (cherries, raisins) as well. Nice tartness and pretty decent strength overall.

T - A bit more going on here than the scent. Red wine still leads the way, a bit of the Podge showing through now with chocolate and roasty tones, blends nicely with the Flanders flavors. Medium tartness, light vinegar, some lactic sourness, oak, vanilla, raisins, cherry coke.

M - Somewhat lacking in the body, could be smoother. Some booze showing through, carbonation is fine, average drinkability.

O - Nice interesting flanders. The red wine barrel is nice, the stout notes are on the fainter end but also add a nice touch.

Chico1985, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of cbutova
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing last night Dan. Fully reviewed at time of sampling.

Alvinne Cuvee Freddy Zymatore 2012 Batch 2

A- Poured from the 750ml to seven pint glasses for Sours and Saisons III 2014 with a pitch black body. Some brown around the edges upon further inspection. A creamy cap forms to about a finger with a light tan hue. Head retention is pretty low as the head dies to almost nothing after some time. Lacing is very sparse.

S- Vinous tart grapes off the top with that Sauvingnon and Zinfandel feel. A decent amount of roasty malts from the blended in stout. Lactic tartness leads me on to some sourness. Slight Belgian yeast spice and raisins.

T- Wine and Sour Ale base are the most prevalent elements of the flavor with a nice wine grape, lactic tart, oak tannin and apple presence. Belgian yeast spice comes out some more here with chocolate roast malts, lemons and raisins.

MF- Body consistency is somewhere between light and moderately thick. Texture is fizzy with a slight foamy and silky feel. Carbonation at a moderate level as tartness coats the palate.

Lots of nice flavors bouncing off of each other. The wine is probably most prevalent overall for me but the cocoa roast malts, sour ale and Belgian yeast balance out nicely to make a interesting, unique brew.

cbutova, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Hypersomnia, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

rbouton, Apr 05, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P: Pours a dark brown cola body with dark khaki head that fizzles to a thin cap. Silky micro bubble lacing sloshes on the edge.

S: Cardboard, cedar chips, horseradish, insulation foam, dandelion weeds, faint paint fumes and potpourri. Natural and musty funk aroma not much tartness.

T/M: Dark figs and dark cherry tartness. Naturally dirty flavors play off the wood and acidic fruits. All natural fruit rollup, and bitter sweet chocolate lurks in the distance. Good prickly semi syrupy body and finishes dry with lingering apple cider vinegar.

O: Overall a well crafted brew. The natural mustiness was welcoming but I think it may have overpowered the base concoction. The acidity and definitely the tartness was muted and the flavors were not masterfully blended. Good but not in the top five.

Hopswagger, Mar 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

MarvinSnyder, Mar 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

MacQ32, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Taperwookie, Mar 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

TriageStat, Mar 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

chanokokoro, Feb 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

orangesol, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

JakerLou, Jan 20, 2014
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Mphis, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of wedge
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown color topped with a moderate frothy tan head. Fruity balsamic-like aroma...sherry, cherries, grapes, blackberries, and raisins. Just a bit of chocolate, but otherwise not much from the malt. Increasing dry oaky notes as it warms. Big time tart fruity flavor, very silky, and delightfully sweet and sour. Black cherries, berries, oak barrel, and a little red wine. Very soft, "floaty" mouthfeel with a solid lingering tartness, finishing dry. Sticks to the teeth. Excellent.

wedge, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
3.36/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Dark oxidized purple color out of the bottle, hits nearly black but more of a dark inky purple color. Tan head which makes about two fingers but doesn't last, with some nice rising thin tan colored accented carbonation on the sides to populate a thin collar. Collar does eventually vanish while drinking quite quickly.

Nose is mildly sweet smelling but with a tinge of soft sourness and real nice juicy hints of plum and grape. Wet like raisin sensing a bit but not much oak character going on here.

Noticeably tart, but also incredibly wet bodied. Strange crazy finish with a sharp wine must sourness of cheap grapes. Very light bodied with a salty tinge and highly seltzery fizz carbonation. Aftertaste is nearly non existent with lots drying tannic qualities which don't help the palate. Some of the fruit character hinted on the nose particularly of plum and grape does come out but feels spoiled.

Always wanted to give this one a shot, and really love Flanders beers but even this one from the area really does not do it for me.

smakawhat, Jan 10, 2014
Cuvee Freddy from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
89 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.