Cuvee Freddy | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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309 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Belgium
alvinne.be

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ShadesOfGray on 07-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
309
Reviews:
82
Avg:
4
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
56
For Trade:
2
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4.83/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

No gushing like the Alvinne wild undressed. Smells of dark fruit and a great dark flanders color. Awesome mouth feel that left a clean palate. Crisp and light yet you can hardly noticed the abv and only felt a slight warmth in the belly. A phenomenal beer. A hearty flanders red.

Cheers!

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4.8/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a stemless snifter. Smells like I combined my trip to Cantillon with that to Neuhaus. Tastes like a great young gueze with a drop of old Rasputin. Great find for $5 at new beer distributors in NYC.

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4.62/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I can honestly say I love this beer. It is one of the most unique beers one can experience. It pours a dark dark red which one might mistake for a stout in the right lighting. Cuvee Freddy has little to no carbonation which gives it an interesting mouthfeel. The taste is reminiscent of lambic, wine, and whiskey due to the oak barrels in which it was aged. Friends of mine who like even the most bland of beers were blown away by the flavor. Its a shame I cannot find it at any local liquor store and have to pay $12 a bottle at the Ginger Man bar here in town. I hope they never stop carrying it!

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4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really liked this.
Dark mahagony in color, off white head.
Nose is sour, bittersweet cherries, and a little sugary confection.
Flavor has a great mix of full-on tartness with dry cocoa notes. Essentially cocoa covered sour cherries with notes of raspberry and dray red malts.

The beer is almost like a dessert sour, the interplay between cocoa and sour cherries is really great. Flavor is deep and complex. Went great with a fatty burger.

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4.59/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to hopdog and Dixie Normous for sharing this piece of art.
Appears a deep dense, mahogany with small off white cap with spotty bits of lacing around the glass.
Smell is of red wine, vanilla, tart bits of apple, berries, and funk.
Taste is of the aromas with strawberries and funky wine.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with a tad bit of tartness pulling through.
Really nice stuff. Wish I had more.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.51/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keene
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A tart but inviting beer, Cuvee Freddy pours a deep burgundy or mahogany color, leaving a fine ring of tan foam behind. The nose is sour with a whiff of vanilla, likely due to the aging in oak barrels. In short, this Flanders Oud Bruin is bold and full-bodied; cherry tartness and the aforementioned woody character are apparent in each and every mouthful.

Its drinkability is enhanced by the softening of the sour flavor in the drying finish. Let it linger on your tongue and you'll also notice hints of leather and dark skinned fruit. Overall, this is an aggressive and slightly acidic beer that serves as a noteworthy example of its style.

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Cuvee Freddy from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
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