Cuvée Sofie
Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Wild Ale
4.01 | pDev: 9.48%
Jan 15, 2021
Jun 20, 2015
Very Good
Cuvée SofieCuvée Sofie
Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by rex_4539 from Greece

3.28/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L: Slightly murky brown-ish color, minimal head and lacing, light carbonation.

S: Sour, vinegar.

T: Sour, vinegar, tart. Not bad.

F: Medium bodied, tons of flavor, hard to drink due to extreme acidity.

O: It's not a bad beer but it's hard to enjoy due to the extreme acidity.
Jan 15, 2021
Rated: 4.47 by Bruno74200 from France

Sep 10, 2020
Rated: 3.26 by stephenlee93 from England

Jul 11, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by Simon212 from Canada (ON)

Jun 06, 2020
Rated: 4.17 by stephenlee from England

Feb 09, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Mattias from Sweden

Jan 27, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by samEBC from Belgium

Jan 26, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by aztraz from Sweden

Nov 15, 2018
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
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.
Aug 12, 2018
Rated: 3.8 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

May 01, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Feb 16, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Aug 22, 2017
Rated: 4.42 by steverx8 from England

Jul 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Mar02x from Netherlands

4.69/5  rDev +17%
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.
Jul 24, 2016
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Rated by superdahl from Norway

3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Great sour beer, but maybe a bit too sour
Mar 24, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

Mar 13, 2016
Rated: 3.53 by desint from Belgium

Dec 11, 2015
Rated: 4.09 by Anatole from Belgium

Aug 10, 2015
Rated: 4.3 by dcmchew from Romania

Jun 20, 2015
Cuvée Sofie from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 19 ratings