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Cuvee D'Erpigny - Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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Cuvee D'ErpignyCuvee D'Erpigny

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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 16
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

illidurit, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

mendvicdog, Sep 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

ShanePB, Aug 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Busker, Aug 10, 2013
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3.66/5  rDev -11.4%

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.

REDAMI, Aug 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

AdamP, Jul 06, 2013
4.75/5  rDev +15%

WOLFGANG, Jul 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Tertullian007, Jun 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

Jeckel, Jun 02, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

metter98, Jun 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

smithj4, Jun 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

GrindFatherBob, May 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Texasfan549, Apr 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

kjkinsey, Apr 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

RedneckBeerz, Apr 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

olympuszymurgus, Apr 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

DarthGuitarHero, Apr 01, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev -3.4%

Appearance: Pours a murky amber with very little head though it does leave some spotty dots behind

Smell: Caramel, fruity wine grapes and some oak

Taste: Opens with the caramel but quickly adds a vinous character from the white wine barrels in the mid-palate; the sweeter elements come through, after the swallow, bringing a dark fruit and oak character along with it

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation

Overall: An interesting quad that keeps the sweetness in check and hides the alcohol well

brentk56, Feb 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

robert7072, Jan 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

scott2269, Jan 09, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev -10.4%

375 mL bottle shared by GT.

Pours a still, clear cola-copper with trace amounts of head and no lace. Nose starts off artificial, phenolic and plastic with some plum, raisin, port and brown sugar. Syrupy, slick medium thick body with light carbonation and a strong warming finish. Flavor is very sweet and sugary, caramel, red wine, plum, vanilla, and grape skin. A few ounces was tolerable, but too sweet and boozy overall.

yourefragile, Dec 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

WynnO, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

t0rin0, Dec 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Brewsed, Nov 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

uturn, Nov 06, 2012
Cuvee D'Erpigny from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
91 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.