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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Ratings: 312 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of xtonytx
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Roguer
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear brown brew topped by a tan head. Gusher of a brew; good head size; great retention and nice lacing.

Sharp, vinegar and oak aroma, laced with tannins and grape. A touch of caramel.

Tart flavor, but not overly so, really allowing the malt flavors to come through. Dark fruit and dark bread, oak and tannins, red grapes, and grainy brown sugar peeking through on the finish.

Very fizzy mouthfeel; slick and very drinkable. Nice sour qualities, puckering (especially on the finish), but very subdued.

This is a very nice Oud Bruin, bringing a lot of flavor to the table without being overwhelmingly tart.

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Photo of wonothesane42
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jfcaa193
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a snifter. Dark brown color with a tan head, some lacing on the glass, no head retention. Slight oak on the aroma and taste, was expecting a little more for a year, Slight vinegar at the front, some sourness, slight tart cherries, not big flavors but really good, finishes dry and sour, alcohol not very noticeable for 8%, medium mouthfeel. The sourness was a little subdued, was hoping for more, but this is still very good.

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Photo of cheah
4.54/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Durge
4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Boise Coop. I was hoping the oak barrel aging would be more noticeable, but can't really detect any traces, other than the sour palate being slightly subdued. Dark brown pour with minimal head. Aroma and taste are pure sour, pit fruit sweetness. Taste is more raisins, plums, apricots and a hint of vinegar tartness. Mild finish

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Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirt286
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Grodd87
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ja09
4.51/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LAND_MINE
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MrMeerbill
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Sour brown ale worth a try but not very good for the price point If you like la folie you will like this

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Photo of lunarbrew
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jon4than
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bobv
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFields
3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lateralundertow
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 2Bstout
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dd43
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A wonderful Belgian Flanders sour ale. I wish I had the larger portion of the bottle I shared. Pours a lovely dark burgundy color, minimal head. Cherry notes and a slightly woody/barrel quality in the aroma and flavor. Slightly tart and appropriately lactic finish accentuated by the carbonation. Very nice, and don't be afraid of the yeast sediment in the dregs if you're into that sort of thing.

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