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Cuvee Freddy | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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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

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Added by ShadesOfGray on 07-15-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
301
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
10.03%
 
 
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14
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For Trade:
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3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle split with Oglmcdgl and Dermopower.

A- Freddy has a dirty reddish brown look to itself with no apologies. Freddy does not boast alot of bubbles, just some soda pop like fizz on top leaving a trace cap of off white/tan foam.

S- A good amount of oak/wood under some malted barley and apple with a small amount of cherry coke, i swear to god. A small dark fruit component and trace vinegar.

T- Probably one of the tastiest Flanders Oud Brunes I've had recently, a style that got away from me. I like this because the vinegar is muted and it's nicely balanced between the oak and the dark fruits with cherry. The fruit wins a bit IMO. Trace amounts of vanilla.

M- This is probably the beers weak point, it has a mediumish feel with a small amount of bite. There is some carb present but the overrall flavor does not stick around for long. This gets bonus points for not being a vinegar bomb.

D- I think I might could drink a whole bottle of this if I tried, and I might one day. I gotta try that oak podge and the one brewed with mustard seed now.

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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A bottle split with friends with a ton of baller cheese.

A- two fingers of tan head from steady pour. Ruddy dark brown in color with hints of copper at the edges.

S- deep rich oak notes with dark stone fruit and a mild tart and sour hit.

T funky oak barrel and tart stone fruits. Quite vinous. Sweet and roasty at times with a subtle lactic sour.

M- medium body with a light carb. Very big tannin quality that dries the mouth.

D- lovely stuff mildly sour and rich. With a nice complex depth.

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4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 750, shared by gregoryG, a Flanders Brown aged in Burgundy barrels,

A: Pours a dark brown, almost black with light off-white head, a little fizzy, mild lace. One of the darkest Flanders beers I've ever seen.

S: Real nice acetic type acid and barrel character. The Burgundy is evident, complex inviting mix.

T: Dark berries - blackberries, black currants come to the forefront. Again, tasty acid, with a hint of roast and chocolate, almost tastes like a barrel aged stout.

M: Moderate acidity, thins out a bit towards the finish. Medium-bodied.

D: A quality sour beer here from Alvinne. Never thought I'd get to try it. Good drinkablity, I never knew it was 8%.

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3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a snifter glass. Pours a medium brown, but fills the glass a dark muddy brown...no light passing through, and a small head dissipates quickly leaving pretty clean side walls...no real lacing to speak of.

Aroma is very appealing. Smells like a great sour, but doesn't look like one...so definitely confusing! Small notes of coffee and wood. Tart/funk is pretty strong, but not vinegary like I expect from a flemish.

Flavor is really strange. Not bad at all, infact...it's definitely tasty! With that said, not great either. Theres a solid sour taste, which was expected from the aroma, but the coffee is combatting the flavor adding a strange characteristic. Medium body, medium carbonation...booze isn't really noticed. An interesting and tasty beer...grab a bottle if you see it just to taste it for yourself!

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Cuvee Freddy from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
3.99 out of 5 based on 301 ratings.
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