Cuvée de Mortagne | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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4.15/5
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91 Ratings
Cuvée de MortagneCuvée de Mortagne
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Belgium
alvinne.be

Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Land van Mortagne, aged on oak Pomerol wine barrels.

Added by MasterSki on 08-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,758
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
91
pDev:
7.71%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of stephenlee
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Oleg85
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RochefortChris
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crosenkrantz
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

BBF 2020

Smell is similar to a mild sweet wine. Palate is dominated by gentle sweet caramel flavors, but very aromatic and complex. No alcohol. It contains species and some vanilla and wood too. They are is difficult to tell apart. Bitterness is better appreciated in the aftertaste, easy to discover. The aftertaste is long and very enjoyable, also similar to a dessert wine.
It has a medium body, I found it very suitable for this beer.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My bottle says 12.8 % but nevermind.

L - dark brown, no head

S - Amazing smell with great Bordeaux red wine notes : leather, red berries, spices. Some dark fruits notes, some esters, I could smell that all day

T - Funny taste with caramel, dates, figs, a certain sweetness is balanced by the characteristic Morpheus yeast tartness. Less exciting than the smell

M - almost flat, a bit syrupy

O - An unique beer, a mix between a quadrupel, an oud bruin and a barleywine and the whole thing aged in barrels from the best Bordeaux's domaines

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Photo of constantine_272
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark reddish brown with, sadly, a lot of weird suspended chunks. Fizzy at first but died down. Notes of oak, raspberries, cherries, and fruity pinot noir. Taste is earth6 and leathery with a mushy old brown strawberry finish. Slight cherry tartness cuts the sweetness. Oak and cedar notes make the mouth water. Tart lemon notes dry the finish. Tastes too sweet at first, but that gives way to a well balanced tart eartiness once the initial fruit shock wears off. Quite tasty.

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Photo of nickfl
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of igl
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of South2NW
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aged on oak Pomerol wine barrels
Poured from bottle into chalice
L: dark brown with a weak white foam head.
S: wine, pleasant sourness.
T: complex, bitter sour sweet, spices,
F: full body and soft carbonation.
O: great quad.

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Photo of yeaprolly
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy, leather brown in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is strawberry, caramel, raisin, and black cherry. Heavy bodied, boozy, low carbonation, sweet and dry. Very tasty, complex quad. Love the big strawberry taste..Totally unexpected but amazing. This one hits hard, but I will get this again..Alvinne makes some of my favorite Belgian beers.

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Photo of bobv
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fairly vigorous pour yields a 3/4 inch head that reduces to a ring in a matter of minutes. No lacing but ring hangs in there throughout. Nose of raisins, slight booze, and some dark fruit as well. As it warms there is a bit of strawberry on the nose. Taste follows with added grapefruit, a little bit of sweetness, and tannins from the barrel. Also strawberry on the palate after 20-30 minutes. A tad thin on the feel. Overall, this is one complex and unique beer!

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Muddy brown color with just a bit of beige foam. Aroma has brown sugar, caramel, dried dark fruits and some oak. Taste starts with sweet malt, dark fruits, caramel, booze and finishes slightly bitter with some dark chocolate and slightly roasted malt. It's quite good but a bit boozy for my taste.

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Photo of zonker17
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BB Jan 2018 bottle poured 8/30/16 to snifter. Brown with faint red hue, thin head of beige that leaves behind only a ring. Nose of wood, raisin, caramel. Taste follows the nose plus apple, some sour. Bitterness light and fades rapidly but leaves behind some off-flavor. Medium body and above average carbonation. This bottle might be oxidized, as it does not seem to match some of the other glowing reviews.

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Photo of JoeMans
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbutova
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 vintage.

A- 500ml pour into a few snifters with a muddy deep brown body and a small nutty tan, foamy cap. The head falls to a large plush blanket atop the brew. Rare spotty lacing.

S- Wine and dark fruits have come out massively in the aroma with plenty of dark grapes, spiced raisins, deep burnt candi sugar, toasted nuts, smooth but prominent medium toasted oak barrel and old dusty caramel. Wine is king.

T- A bit boozy but strong flavors are emitted from both the base Quad and the wine barrels. Dark grape juice, apple, spicy Belgian yeast, sweet old caramel, tobacco leathery deep burnt candi sugar, more vinous grapes, a hint of roasty barley and cocoa, figs, sweet plums and all things dried fruit like dates.

MF- Thick body with an oily and syrupy texture but also some much needed foamy and creamy consistency. Low end carbonation but it drinks more like a wine than a brew anyways. Ends fairly hot.

The wine comes out like a hammer even after three years in the bottle. Massive waves of dark vinous grapes and everything spiced dried dark fruits complimented by caramel and toasty oak.

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Cuvée de Mortagne from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 91 ratings