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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
THE BROS
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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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Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
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illidurit

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-23-2013 03:56:51 | More by illidurit
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-08-2013 04:21:46 | More by mendvicdog
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.4%

08-11-2013 14:07:48 | More by ShanePB
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Busker

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-10-2013 00:41:16 | More by Busker
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REDAMI

Ohio

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.

08-04-2013 01:31:06 | More by REDAMI
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-06-2013 23:45:04 | More by AdamP
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +15%

07-03-2013 21:40:16 | More by WOLFGANG
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Tertullian007

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-30-2013 19:22:07 | More by Tertullian007
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Jeckel

Texas

3/5  rDev -27.4%

06-02-2013 01:02:34 | More by Jeckel
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metter98

New York

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.

06-01-2013 20:34:15 | More by metter98
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smithj4

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-01-2013 20:29:19 | More by smithj4
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-02-2013 22:24:00 | More by GrindFatherBob
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-25-2013 01:05:20 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-25-2013 01:04:52 | More by kjkinsey
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-24-2013 13:23:32 | More by RedneckBeerz
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olympuszymurgus

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-23-2013 01:32:00 | More by olympuszymurgus
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-01-2013 13:23:19 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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brentk56

North Carolina

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

02-20-2013 03:15:42 | More by brentk56
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robert7072

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-24-2013 14:17:59 | More by robert7072
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scott2269

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-09-2013 17:42:53 | More by scott2269
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

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.

12-16-2012 20:07:11 | More by yourefragile
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WynnO

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

12-16-2012 15:57:40 | More by WynnO
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-07-2012 17:10:14 | More by t0rin0
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

11-20-2012 13:36:59 | More by Brewsed
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uturn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-06-2012 01:55:07 | More by uturn
Cuvee D'Erpigny from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
91 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.