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Cuvée Freddy Zymatore (The Belgian Owl Whiskey) - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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Cuvée Freddy Zymatore (The Belgian Owl Whiskey)
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BA SCORE
88
very good

26 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-01-2013)
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A- Opaque deep ruby/purple with a very thin film of cream coloured head.

S - Acidic, grapes. Sour cherry, oak, whiskey.

T - Tart. Sour cherries, some vinegar. Hints of charred oak, red wine. As it warms up the red wine qualities really become accentuated.

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A - Tan foam settles to a thin collar, leaving behind no lacework. Very dark brown, opaque body.

S - Chocolate, whiskey, vinegar, lots of wood, dark fruits, cherries, cola, and a vaguely, earthy, burnt rubber aroma that comes out as the beer warms up.

T - Taste is similar, with mild vinegar, chocolate, whiskey, dark fruits. Thankfully loses the odd plastic & rubber aroma and gets increasingly tart as it warms up.

M - Tannic, dry, medium body, with pleasant carbonation. Not overly boozy even with the whiskey aging and higher ABV.

D - The odd rubber aroma got off-putting after a while, and I was a bit disappointed in general. Apparently Belgian Owl is a single malt, which may explain some of those flavors. Should have tried the the Zinfandel Maledetta I guess.

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The feel is good, decent carbonation, smoke aftertaste. Overall decent but not beer.

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Cuvée Freddy Zymatore (The Belgian Owl Whiskey) from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
88 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.