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Cuvee Freddy - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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BA SCORE
89
very good

182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 8
Gots: 26 | 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 erickehoe
3.85/5  rDev -3%
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.

erickehoe, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of LostHighway
4/5  rDev +0.8%

LostHighway, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of Apathetiq
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Apathetiq, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of AJ01923
4/5  rDev +0.8%

AJ01923, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Raziel313
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Raziel313, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of oldedog
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

oldedog, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of bradfordjohnson
4/5  rDev +0.8%

bradfordjohnson, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Satchboogie
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Satchboogie, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Kelp, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of jhhollier
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

jhhollier, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of jrae2424
4/5  rDev +0.8%

jrae2424, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of kaelingirl
4/5  rDev +0.8%

kaelingirl, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of rEBELlION
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

rEBELlION, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of IndyDad
4/5  rDev +0.8%

IndyDad, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of juan_malamunga
4.84/5  rDev +21.9%
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!

juan_malamunga, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of lord_jordo
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

lord_jordo, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of scotv
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

scotv, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of phishdaly
5/5  rDev +25.9%

phishdaly, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Jayman931
4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

Jayman931, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of fourstringer
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
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!

fourstringer, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of DanE
4/5  rDev +0.8%

DanE, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

bt931912, Sep 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

mendvicdog, Sep 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Jeffrey2310, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

hoppymcgee, Aug 27, 2013
Cuvee Freddy from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
89 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.