Sigma | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Belgium | website

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
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
78
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 78
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Photo of tigg924
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
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 -8%
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 +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of KT123
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Bugs318
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
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 -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Highbury09
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cwd
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crosenkrantz
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidHume
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
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 +1.3%

Photo of Immortale25
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
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 -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
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 +0.3%

Photo of paleoplant
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Broanoke
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Stum-pub
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mardolin
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JohnBender
3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.99 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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