Cuvee Freddy | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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312 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:
312
Reviews:
83
Avg:
4
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
55
For Trade:
2
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Photo of snaotheus
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017-05-11
Entered from notes during the sour fest at Brouwer's.

Pours brown, dark, with a small head. Not hazy. Smells tart, maybe a little plum. Fairly mild aroma.

Taste is very tart, a little musty. Maybe unripe plums. Earthy.

Mouthfeel is very dry. Overall, good.

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Photo of jroof1
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasatch
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks goes out to thebeers for the brew, NBS BIF#5

11.2 oz. Bottle
Best By: Apr 2020

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice clean/clear red/amberish color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy/fizzy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with a nice touch of oak, tart, cherries. The taste is really nice, malty, yeasty, nice oakyness, tart, with some cherries. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a very tasty brew. Thanks Arthur!

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Photo of DispyDnb
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antyk
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Waggman
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear, dark reddish-brown with 1/4 inch head. Taste is sour mix, dark cherry, and merlot. Slightly sour, prickly, medium light bodied, and low carbonation. I believe Alvinne makes some of the tastiest Belgian beers available in the U.S. and this one is no exception. Hits all the right notes in the style. Nice beer to sit with and sip. Well worth seeking out if you like the style.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is an excellent Oud Bruin. Not as sweet as some of the more commonly encountered Belgian oud bruins (Vichtenaar, Monk's etc) but with just about the perfect amount of astringency and oakiness. Very satisfying. What an ugly label though.

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Photo of junaman
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark reddish brown color with off-white head. Dark fruits, wine, oak, and some earth tones on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with more dark fruit notes and some wine.

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Photo of puck1225
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a deep reddish dark brown into a snifter. Thin head but decent lacing. Slight sour cherry smell. Taste is sour cherries, red wine, and oak. A good now and then beer.

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Photo of suckaj
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of christinelovesbeer
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wlfmaldon1
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rickrem
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of N1Nkasi
3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mumbled
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andnkuhn
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of golf4collet
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BKotch
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Cuvee Freddy from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
4 out of 5 based on 312 ratings.
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