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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ShadesOfGray on 07-15-2010)
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Photo of sweemzander
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

sweemzander, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of jpaulsen
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

jpaulsen, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of fehrminator
2/5  rDev -49.7%

fehrminator, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of Jspriest
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Jspriest, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +0.5%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev +0.5%

iL0VEbeer, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of sloelco
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

sloelco, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of deskim
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

deskim, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Neffbeer
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Neffbeer, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

djrn2, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of od_sf
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

od_sf, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

shigg85, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Texasfan549, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

kjkinsey, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of GregoryMo
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

GregoryMo, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of tendermorsel
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An older vintage (2008?) shared with thepeter as a morning tick from his cellar. Tried this on draft on Borfets and since he had this vintage bottle in the cellar why not?

Redish purple in color. minimal short lasting head. Crazy nose. Fruty, musky and sour smelling. Awesome.

Very tart and complex. Sour cherries plums with dried fruits mixed in. This aged very well. One of the best examples of this style. Not to much vinegar, actually quite balanced.

Much better than the fresh draft verision. Great stuff and the 3-4 years in thepeter's cellar did great things to this beer.

tendermorsel, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

OBeerMeGreatOne, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of ReeseMax3
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

ReeseMax3, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of csustar001
3/5  rDev -24.6%

csustar001, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of Hanzo
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Hanzo, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of BlueFeetAndBeer
4/5  rDev +0.5%

BlueFeetAndBeer, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of PuFtonLyfe
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

PuFtonLyfe, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of Viciousknishs
4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Viciousknishs, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Daniellobo, May 17, 2012
Cuvee Freddy from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
89 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.