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Alvinne Cuvée Freddy Zymatore - Zinfandel/Gin/Whiskey/Pinot Noir Barrels

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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Cuvee Freddy 2012 Blend #1. Barrels: Ransom Spirits Winery and Distillery. Bella Vineyards. Belgian Owl Distillery. Cuvee Freddy is a blend of a sour ale aged on red grapes and the mano negra which is a belgian stout recipe. These 2 are blended together and then matured in 4 different style oak barrels coming from California, Oregon and Belgium for 12 months. Then those 4 barrels are blended. Bottle conditioned and unfiltered.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (6960) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Tap@Birch. Pours murky mahogany, almost no head, little lacing. Aroma is an interesting mix of molasses, dark fruits, alcohol, chocolate, vinous, a but of tart funkiness. Flavor is light tart, medium sweet, tart lemony finish, dark fruits, dark sugars, chocolate, little astringence, but some oakiness. Full body, silky, but flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zebra (1801) - Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
on tap @ localoptionbier. lustrous mahogany. grapy sweetness. much less sour, and much better, than the Hofstettner Granitbock Zymatore.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (11244) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2013
Draft at Local Option, Chicago. Pours cloudy brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of red fruits, tart, plastic bag, vinous, caramel. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and light heavy acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmgreenuk (7837) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 21, 2013
Tap at Local Option, Chicago. Poured a deep mahogany with a round collar. The aroma is yeasty citrus sour. The flavour is medium sour with a big tart citrus raisin yeast acid palate. Wow this is an amazing beer that really grew on me over time.

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