Sigma | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

SigmaSigma
BA SCORE
3.93/5
92 Ratings
SigmaSigma
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Belgium
alvinne.be

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Stum-pub on 08-10-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
92
pDev:
8.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 17
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Photo of tigg924
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear, dark brown with one inch head. Smell is vinegar and oak. Taste is a wonderful combination of dark fruit, figs, sour mix, and oaking. Beer is sour but not overly so. Wonderful and complex beer. Glad I picked up a bottle.

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Photo of chinchill
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle in Florida.
This dark saison is a malty ale with hints of figs, raisins, and dark fruit cake.
Complex and interesting. Only mildly funky.

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Photo of Sammy1184
4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of dacrza1
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

DATE: October 30, 2016... OCCASION: finished cleaning up the house for our Halloween party tomorrow... GLASSWARE: Duvel tulip... Explosion! uncapped this guy, turned my back, and a puddle is on the island... luckily, I had two 11.2 ounce bottles; the second met with me with equal "zeal"... pouring into the oversized tulip, its effervescence is tamed to a degree, but a midnight black body is tough to ignore... its head is a brown mass of pocked foam akin to a sponge, its center a lactic creaminess... blackberries, raspberries, pear, apple, as well as some lactic hints--milky sweetness flirting with fruity tartness... a slow, subtle sipper that elicits nursing, though at 10% ABV, no bite exists...medium to full-bodied traction, lively but not reckless in its effervescence... this flavor profile intrigues: at first, a fruity tootsie roll, then anise and wild berries build a tart, nearly puckering profile, before the lactic, oyster stout-like brine finishes at the throat... tannins bring out a wine-like quality... nutty, okay and a dessertif of an ale, with enough dimensions to make me seek it out again--and to rue the spilled froth that I lost upon opening! As the glass drains, a brown shade is pulled down, making this an even more attractive glass...even a bit of peat--much is loaded in here... I can see some fans of this style not feeling it tart enough, but added dimensions make this stout and powerful offering more than appealing... the only thing missing is the funk that often accompanies the great sours... still, a great find in a break-pack twelve-pack....

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Photo of KT123
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bugs318
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: pretty dark brown, crazy foamy tan head.
S: fruity, slight balsamic, lacking wood due to steel aging
T: like mildly sweet balsamic up front, while moderately tart in the finish. Slight ethanol taste but less than one would expect for 10%
M: Medium body and pretty sharp, bold, carbonation
O: pretty good but odd without the wood.

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Photo of jheezee
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Highbury09
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cwd
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crosenkrantz
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Magery
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidHume
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of campfirebrew
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Immortale25
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. Bottlecap says Jun 2017.

A- Gusher alert, but not too bad. Pours a dark brown color with a full two fingers worth of light brown head that retains decently before quickly popping away to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a wispy pattern of sheer surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Incredibly musty, funky aroma full of wet hay and a metallic smell. Also some dark fruit, molasses and fig. Very unique.

T- Pretty strong sourness with more of that metallic note found in the smell. After the palate acclimates, a high drinkability is achieved as I find myself craving more and more sips. The alcohol is superbly well-hidden behind the acidity of the wild yeast. Notes of red grape, blackberry and even a bit of blueberry.

M- Dry almost to the point of being chalky. Medium carbonation and a body that leans toward the fuller side.

O- A very original take on a Flanders Oud Bruin. Has a tannic red wine characteristic to it that you don't find as often in the style. Surprisingly smooth for how strong and complex it is.

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy reddish brown in color. It poured with a short off white head that died down a bit but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of oak and Balsamic vinegar are present in the nose along with faint hints of chocolate.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of vinegar and oak along with hints of dark fruits. Bits of sourness become noticeable once the beer warms up a bit.
M: It feels light- to medium on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Faint amounts of tartness are perceptible.
O: This beer is a good representation of the style and has nice amounts of oak and vinegar in the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of eric5bellies
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of paleoplant
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Broanoke
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Stum-pub
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of mardolin
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NateF90
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Sigma from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 92 ratings
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