Cuvee De Mortagne | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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89
very good
76 Ratings
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Cuvee De MortagneCuvee De Mortagne
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Belgium
alvinne.be

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Added by MasterSki on 08-07-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
76
Reviews:
22
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.05%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of Timmy13T
3/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of MasterSki
3.28/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Liked Cuvee d'Erpigny, so I figured I'd give this one a shot as well. Served in a Bell's tulip.

A - Tan foam settles to a thick collar and wispy complete cap, leaving behind minimal lacing. Opaque brown body.

S - Not at all what I was expecting from a wine-barrel aged quad. Chocolate, biscuit, nuts, red fruits, toasted grains, a bit of licorice, and a dab of dry oak. Tastes more like a barleywine than a quad and doesn't reveal much vinous character. Alcohol is well-hidden, which is a plus.

T - The tastes is more brown ale, with cocoa, toffee, red fruits, and nuts, as well as some oak and a slightly fusel alcohol bite. Perhaps the wine barrels is contributing the fruitiness? I don't know enough about Pomerol wines to say. As the beer warms the alcohol begins to flex its muscles and overwhelm.

M - Medium body, with lower carbonation. Creamy texture, and fairly low alcohol warmth. Surprisingly easy to drink for a 14% beer.

D - A very strange beer and not very quad-like at all. As a 14% brown ale with some wood and fruity notes it's reasonably drinkable at first, but this becomes a trudge as time goes on - I don't think our tasting group finished the 500ml bottle. Skip this one.

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Photo of Schlafly33
3.39/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of zonker17
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
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 Jwale73
3.59/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy mahogany hue with a loose, off-white head. Nose is acetic and malty with a hint of caramel. Taste suggests a soured barleywine - tart, medicinal, malty and sweet. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a light acidity and a mild carbonation. Overall, interesting, but not my thing.

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Photo of Kerrie
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
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 rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Holland
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of JoeMans
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZEB89
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBier
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeff412pgh
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a cloudy dark brown color ale with medium size foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of sweet malt based with lots of residual sugar and some dry fruit s notes with some easily discernable woody notes and light vinous feel. Taste is also dominated by some woody notes with a big sweet malt base with toffee and dry fruits notes. The red wine notes are also easily discernable without being too tart. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation with not much alcohol being apparent. Complex but also a bit too sweet to appreciate a large quantity of that liquid.

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Photo of cbutova
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
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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Photo of Valentno7
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma port, sherry, prunes, dates, vanilla, wood, soy, red berries, caramel.Taste cherry, almond, oak, spices, jammy fruits, vanilla, vinous.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of GJ40
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of JDavidRice
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Cuvee De Mortagne from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
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