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Cuvee Freddy - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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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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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-29-2013 16:50:18 | More by KevinGordon
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

12-26-2013 23:46:36 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Bottlecap says JUN2018

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a patch of wispy surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves a thin ring behind.

S- Powerful aroma of dark fruit, mainly black cherry, oak and lactic acid. Very musty. There's a unique medicinal aroma mixed in with everything that I'm not familiar with. Could be the yeast combined with the oak.

T- The flavor is much more controlled with a good balance of dark fruit, tartness and a bit of oak. Tastes like a Flanders Red on steroids which I guess is what a Flanders Oud Bruin is supposed to be. There's a decent amount of malt to balance but the sourness really catches up to you after a while

M- Very dry with a heavy pucker. Medium-low carbonation with a full body.

O- Intensely sour, but luckily there's enough fruit and malt to keep it within the bounds of drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 02:06:20 | More by Immortale25
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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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erickehoe

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: No date on the bottle. Cap didn't pop off with much vigor. I was surprised to see some sediment around the top of the bottle. I poured it hard but there was only a slight lacing to speak of. The swirls of the foam I haven't seen on another beer before; they sort of appear from under the surface and slowly form into a cohesive head. I think it has something to do with the sediment.

S: Tart cherries and darkness. Sour and fruity.

T: That potent yeast strain kicks in, followed by some tart, sweet fruit, and ending with a bit of bitter sourness reminiscent of lemon juice and red wine. The dark tartness oversees the entire taste.

M: Nothing amazing but appropriate to the beer. Thin. Wine-like.

Overall I do like this beer. I'm wondering if it's a little past its prime, given the sediment around the top of the bottle rather than on the bottom, as well as the lack of "oomph" the cap had once I popped it. The good thing about this style, though: it can be past its prime and still quite tasty and interesting.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 00:59:02 | More by erickehoe
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LostHighway

Maine

4/5  rDev +1%

12-08-2013 21:27:23 | More by LostHighway
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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

11-26-2013 05:02:14 | More by Apathetiq
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

11-24-2013 16:47:18 | More by AJ01923
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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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oldedog

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

11-22-2013 23:48:39 | More by oldedog
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1%

11-20-2013 15:17:11 | More by bradfordjohnson
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1%

11-17-2013 22:09:27 | More by Satchboogie
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

11-17-2013 13:24:42 | More by Kelp
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jhhollier

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-12-2013 09:19:29 | More by jhhollier
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jrae2424

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1%

11-10-2013 23:45:47 | More by jrae2424
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

11-10-2013 13:25:40 | More by kaelingirl
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rEBELlION

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-03-2013 17:04:46 | More by rEBELlION
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IndyDad

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

10-21-2013 21:24:27 | More by IndyDad
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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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lord_jordo

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-06-2013 13:02:17 | More by scotv
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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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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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fourstringer

Maryland

3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a big bottle into stemless wine glasses x 2 with a moderate hand. Top popped with vigor - excellent. No date on the bottle, but this has been in the cellar for probably 3-6 months.

A: Wow, this is almost black. Dark, dark red. Huge rocky caramel-colored head, about 3 fingers worth. Impressive. Fairly large chunks of sediment - I think I was a bit aggressive with the pour. Looks like pieces of the barrel, actually.

S: Sourness, stone fruit, cherry. Some sweetness. Smells like a flemish. Pretty pumped.

T: Hmmm. Immediately tart, slightly akin to cherry juice, which I'm enjoying; but there is an abrupt transition to a barrel-aged, oaky, round, sweetness with bourbon overtones. Mostly sweet on the finish with a bit of unexpected bitterness and alcohol burn. Very late presence of chocolate. I'm reading back over that description and it sounds interesting, but don't think it's working well. The sour element is very transient and essentially disappears. Ends up being a bit cloying, to be frank.

M: Moderate carbonation. The body is a bit thin for the taste profile. It's okay - I don't think it adds to the beer, but doesn't really detract, either.

O: This ended up being a bit peculiar. I'm missing the sour/tart element that I really enjoy in both Flemish Red and Oud Bruin styles. Starts off very nicely, but is overwhelmed by the barrel characteristics and finishes like a darker, sweeter style. That being said, I don't recall any beer I've had in recent memory with similar qualities. Certainly interesting. I could see people really liking this - Try it for yourself!

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 06:29:09 | More by fourstringer
Cuvee Freddy from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
88 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.