Cuvee D'Erpigny - Picobrouwerij Alvinne
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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.
08-04-2013 01:31:06 | More by REDAMI
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
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
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
Cuvee D'Erpigny from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
91 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.