Cuvee D'Erpigny | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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88
very good
80 Ratings
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Cuvee D'ErpignyCuvee D'Erpigny
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Belgium
alvinne.be

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Added by aasher on 07-15-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
27
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
9.88%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
18
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of samEBC
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of thagr81us
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A big shoutout goes out to my doppelganger for sharing this one with me! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured red-orange with a very minimal light tan head. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wood, caramel, sweet alcohol, and peat. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, wood, and peat. It had a medium feel on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. Despite the flavor nothing being very complex, it makes up for it with overall smoothness. I usually dread beers when I smell peat on them as it is one of the flavors I usually don't enjoy. However, this one incorporated the flavor of the peat quite nicely with the rest of the brew. The caramel was a pretty nice touch to help with this. Worth trying if you get the chance.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.77/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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!

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Photo of illidurit
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of woosterbill
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Cheers!

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of JayQue
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks like I held onto this one for a while. Brewed in 2011, I had it on Jan 7th 2017. Pours a clear, bright amber color from a 16.9 oz bottle into a goblet. Only a few big bubbles (no color) at the top of the glass. The bubbles fade fast and there is no lacing. Not that surprising in a beer this potent. Aroma and flavor feature sweet malt..probably malt and some candi sugar and some mild oak bitterness. I'm surprised that a Quad this strong don't have a more pronounced and complex flavor. The beer as it stands is tasty enough and that, paired with the rich, smooth mouthfeel, make this one a winner. There is no alcohol "burn" or harshness with this beer. The long aging may have tamed it, but I don't think this was ever that boozy. As many raters mentioned, this is a good "dessert" beer,

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Photo of Jspriest
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of desint
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Brewsed
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WynnO
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of uturn
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of scott2269
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Nat1975
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of crossovert
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of HopStoopid120
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of AdamP
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of JoelClark
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Brabander
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

We had a grand beertasting a few days ago thanks to Mar02x. A new BA member with a great mind on beer.

This was a surprise kind of a bottle.

Poured in a normal winelike glass. Ambercoloured beer with one finger head. Taste is sweet, a bit too sweet. Fruity. I would not see this beer as a quad.

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Photo of bmur112
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Cuvee D'Erpigny from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
4.05 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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