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Cuvee D'Erpigny - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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Cuvee D'ErpignyCuvee D'Erpigny

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 16
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This full-bodied dark ale has been aged in Monbazillac wine barrels for several months.

(Beer added by: aasher on 07-15-2011)
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3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Been waiting to crack this one open for a long while now. Alvinne certainly knows how to experiment and brings original stuff to the table.

A- Poured into two mini snifters from the 330ml bottle. Immediately notice that the carbonation is pretty much missing, no foam or head at all, looks like a wine more than anything. No lace of course.

S- Mellowed oak barrels and wine fruits pretty much make up a bulk of the nose to me. Some of the oak has become vanilla and reminds me of Bourbon or Rum just a bit. Notes of apples, tons of grapes, slight lemon tarts, raisin, brown sugar, rum and deep sweet malts. Funky.

T- I've never had Monbazillac wine before but the tart fruity grapes really open up lending something that could be seen as sour, but I think it's just fruit flavors. Below the grapes is a lot. Malts lend a lot of caramel and brown sugar sweetness. Oak flavor is fresh and quite ripe. Some Belgian yeast spice like a Quad or BSDA but not very prevalent above the grapes and raisins. Malt base reminds me of a Barleywine.

MF- Thick and somewhat oily body with almost no carbonation, pretty much none. Texture is somewhat watery because of the lack of bubbles but the thickness makes up for it a bit, very much like a strong wine.

Alcohol is obscenely hidden. If this is truly 15%, I am not sure how they got it like this, no heat or alcohol flavor. The wine barrels give off a huge amount of flavor above a nice malty and Belgian yeast influenced base.

cbutova, Feb 15, 2014
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into Chimay goblet.

A - Ivory head that dissipates quickly. Dark color as expected from a quad.

S - Sharp, wine-like woody nose.

T - Smokey wood, sweet malts, and fig with an alcohol bite. Some spice, but nothing overpowering.

M - Very powerful alcohol warmth. Creamy malt on the palate.

The wine barrel oak provides a nice smokey flavor which is not as overpowering as most oaked beers. This is a trade-off as you lose some of the standard Belgian Quad candy qualities. Not a beer I would drink regularly, but it's a nice beer to savor on occasion. Certainly one of the better oaked beers I've ever had.

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A: The beer is hazy brownish amber in color. It poured with a quarter finger high head that never completely faded away.
S: Moderate aromas of dark fruits are present in the nose along with strong notes of sweet wine from the barrel aging.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that that the flavors of oak and sweet wine are stronger
M: It files medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is extremely drinkable for its strength and the style because it hides its alcohol very well.

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Cuvee D'Erpigny from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
91 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.