Cuvee Freddy | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

Cuvee FreddyCuvee Freddy
BA SCORE
4.01/5
317 Ratings
Cuvee FreddyCuvee Freddy
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Belgium
alvinne.be

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ShadesOfGray on 07-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,993
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
317
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
55
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 317 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of M_chav
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JayKay
4.39/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L- Reddish brown with light brown with very little foam.
S- Vinegary, Red cabbage and apples and a touch of cranberry. Smell is delightful.

T- Mellow earthy to a pleasant and short burst of a sour, unripened plum.

F- Medium mouthfeel and food friendly dryness.

Overall: A novice to sours and I enjoyed this one. It smelled good and not too puckery sour. Perfect as it was. I would have again, without hesitation.

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Photo of SFNC
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jakestuart303
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- mostly clear and on the red spectrum of red-brown.

S- light roast and oak over dark fruit preserve.

T - palate is more of the same. Heavy oak, medium acidity.

M - dry, tannic finish.

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Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZinFanDave
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Savory aromas, slightly like Duchese de Bourgogne. Pleasant tartness is well balanced. Crisp, clean finish. Well done.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BRO-baron
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ghirsh
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TomMorris
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jbertsch
4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
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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Photo of Stillmakingnoise
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kvgomps
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavidHume
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stolenface1
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown w/ reddish glow when held to light. Next to no tan head.
Smells of cherries, slight roasted chocolate, oak, lactic, red wine, cranberry.
Flavor is same as aroma adding touches of leather, tobacco, apple, & a slight sweetness on the finish(nowhere near Rodenbach-sweetness from malt not added sweeteners). Could be a little more sour to balance the sweetness for my taste. If it were, I would have rated closer to 4.3-4.45.
Mouthfeel is medium-med. light. Med.-low carbonation is perfect and gives it a chewy, long lasting finish.
Over all a very well balance and flavorful Flanders reddish brown. Very Enjoyable. has a best by date on bottle but I am wondering how it ages.
According to Alvinne a blend of a lighter base beer with two different stouts aged at different ratios/intervals in oak casks.

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

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shawner
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of target88
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of seanchai
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheMadJack
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into tulip glass. Did not decant yeast.

A: Cloudy brownish red with rusty yellow highlights at the edge. A faint buff head forms and quickly dissipates leaving a ring of foam at the edge of the beer and some 70% occlusion of the surface. The 8% alcohol is likely interfering with head retention, regardless, knocked a few points per BJCP style.

S: A balanced and nuanced nose of apple cider vinegar, pears, raspberries, cranberries, clove, orange rind, and wheat crackers.

T: Lemon juice, complete with citric sourness. Bread crust, cranberries. Perhaps a faint sense of the oak barrels the bottle advertises this has been aged in, but it's slight enough that I might be letting expectation lead my taste buds. The effect of the oak, if it is there, is of licking a wooden board rather than the complexities of a whisky.

F: Light, almost lagery, except almost entirely devoid of carbonation. The tartness helps to keep the mouthfeel elevated.

D: If you cut your Flemish Sour teeth on, say, Monk's Cafe, then this one is going to surprise you with it's unrepentant tartness. Sip it. It has a similar refreshing quality that one also finds in tomato juice with a squeeze of lemon, if you're into that. Which I am. Not a session beer, but worth pairing with a meal and having two or three over the course thereof.

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Photo of Mongrel
3.47/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Well this is an odd one. It manages to be simultaneously both watery and somewhat harsh. Like really watered down Tussin, but with plentiful tobacco/leather/tannic notes and only mild sourness. There's also faint vanilla from the barrel.

Looks and smells really nice, but unfortunately the taste just doesn't deliver. Again, strangely watery and bitter.

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Cuvee Freddy from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 317 ratings
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