Sour beer alert!
We love Alvinne, and we love it when they experiment with their existing beers and improve them by adding something you didn’t necessarily expect. And they seem to do it consistently.
Cuvee Freddy is their delicious version of an Oud Bruin. They then decided to add 20 kilograms of fresh raspberries per 100 litres of beer, and age this for a few months in red wine barrels.
The result is a beer that has the classic ‘sweet and sour’ nature of an oud bruin. Early malt sweetness with some ripe red fruits, then the balsamic vinegar acidity takes hold of the sides of your tongue and squeezes tight.
And then just when you thought it was over, the raspberries come through with a dry, tart bite that leaves your mouth feeling refreshed and ready to do it all over again.