Cuvée Sofie | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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BA SCORE
4.07/5
Exceptional
12 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Belgium
alvinne.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cuvée Sofie is the barrel-aged version of Phi. Complex, refined flavours, originating from the tannins of the Bordeaux barrel and the wine that initially filled it create a soft, refreshing sipping beer that blurs the differences between beer and wine.

Added by dcmchew on 06-20-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,892
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
12
pDev:
7.86%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Snowcrash000
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep amber coloration with a tiny, fizzy, quickly vanishing head and some floaters on the final pour. Smells of red berries, white grape, tannins and oak, with a certain vinous note. Taste starts out rather sweet, with fruity notes of red berries: raspberry, redcurrant, white grape and light citrus. Then a medium, moldy sourness creeps in that's not very funky and more acidic/lactic in character. Strong notes of tannins and oak as well, which lend quite a vinous quality to this. Some light, spicy esters and musty earthiness are present too. Finishes with a medium sourness and some tannins lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and low carbonation. There's a lot going on here and while this lends a good complexity to this, the balance could be better in my opinion. This starts out way too sweet for me and the vinous character isn't really my cup of tea either. I would have like a little funk, which this beer clearly isn't about though. If you like sweet, fruity sours with a strong vinous character then you are probably going to enjoy this quite a bit.

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Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mar02x
4.69/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

WOW, I didn't expect this - this is a really good beer. I had many Alvinne beers, but wasn't blown away before like this time. This is among the better Lambic raspberry / cherry beers out there. A nice one Glenn! Thumbs up.

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Photo of superdahl
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great sour beer, but maybe a bit too sour

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of desint
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Anatole
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cuvée Sofie from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 12 ratings