Cuvee D'Erpigny - Picobrouwerij Alvinne
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4.8/5 rDev +16.2%
Purs a hazy orange-ish color with a small light tan head. In the aroma, dark fruit and oaky. In the taste, oaky, dark fruits, with a small presence of alcohol and vanilla. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry bourbon like aftertaste. Hides that 15% really well, big bourbon, a great sipper, loved it!
09-30-2011 15:10:55 | More by OWSLEY069
4.55/5 rDev +10.2%
A: Pours dark brown with mahogany glints. Nice thick off-white head with a very good retention.
S: Amazing nose with lots of fruity esters, raisins, grapes, fig, bananas. Spicy, yeasty. Vinous and a bit boozy. The smell is something like a barrel aged Westvleteren!
T: The taste is malty, sweet malts, chocolate malts, deep, fruity, dark fruits. Very sweet. Also oaky, a bit boozy, with a slight vinous, sour character. Aftertaste is more on bitter chocolate, quite dry.
M: Full bodied with a low carbonation. The mouthfeel is mostly sticky, particularly on the finish. Still very drinkable given the absolutely unnoticeable ABV (would have say 9-10).
O: Wonderful beer! A very very good example of quadrupel, sweet, malty, fruity, deep, but with hints of a Flanders oud bruins character due to the aging, viscous like an Imperial Stout. Very nice!
Actually, when I smelled it, I first thought that I had already drunk something like that, but without the barrel character. The same impression while drinking it. It took me a while to identify the intruder, but now, except for the balance of the flavors, I can not think of anything else : it smells and tastes like an oak barrel aged Westvleteren! Next time I happen to get one, I'll definitely crack open a Westy for comparison!
03-22-2012 20:18:11 | More by Fux
4.53/5 rDev +9.7%
375ml green caped bottle.
It pours a clear reddish copper with a creamy tan head that leaves some decent lacing behind.
The smell is pretty good. Very nice quad notes here with dark fruit and caramel. There is also a component form the barrel aging. In there is some peach, grape, apple, cherry, very fruity, along with a touch of vanilla. Very complex and satisfying.
The flavor is very nice. Sweet, but nice. It has a wide spectrum of flavors that really meld well. First of is the quad element. It has a nice bit of caramel and a load of dark fruit. The oak is much more noticeable in the flavor and provides a nice smoothness. The fruitiness carries over from the smell with an abundance of fruit flavors.
The mouthfeel is thick and viscous, but nice. It is a desert beer for sure.
I haven't had a beer wow me in a while, this one is great.
10-29-2011 03:54:33 | More by crossovert
4.43/5 rDev +7.3%
Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty copper color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and light lacing. Aroma of light Cognac notes with balanced sweet malt. Taste is a nice mix between some Cognac notes with well balanced sweet notes with a solid malt backbone. Light dry fruit esters are also pleasant. Body is quite full with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nice drink to end the evening.
11-16-2011 20:26:49 | More by Phyl21ca
4.33/5 rDev +4.8%
I had the pleasure of enjoying a bottle of this brew at Beer Table in Brooklyn. This is a mahogany colored brew very little head. The aroma is a collection of earthy, oaky smells and fruity alcohol esters. Leather and tobacco also seem to be in the mix. More of the same on the palate. Tartness and earthiness mix very nicely with fruity notes. There is depth and complexity to this thing. A wonderful after dinner brew. A very good and unusual brew.
11-26-2011 22:25:06 | More by BeardedBoffin
4.3/5 rDev +4.1%
Bottle into an Old Engine Oil snifter. Thanks to Tony for sharing!
A: Still reddish-orange body. Pretty mediocre.
S: Sweet, grape-heavy, malty, and great. Lovely brown sugar and alcohol, with the latter being well within reason for 15%. Enjoyable in the extreme.
T: Follows the nose: rich malt, sweet dessert wine, and some dark fruit. Delightful.
M: Smooth, slick, flat. All right.
O: A bit of carbonation would have helped hugely, but otherwise this was stunningly good. Highly recommended.
12-10-2011 22:47:44 | More by woosterbill
Cuvee D'Erpigny from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
91 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.