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Land Van Mortagne | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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Land Van MortagneLand Van Mortagne

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Picobrouwerij Alvinne

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ManforallSaisons on 02-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of ManforallSaisons
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

(Note about availability: I didn't research this specifically; am guessing off having found it once and it not being listed on the current Alvinne lineup.) Bought 2012 at the brewery with Jan 2015 by-date on the cap, tasted 2/22/13 in a tulip glass, initially a bit too cold (perhaps low-40s F). In the glass, it was surprisingly even more opaque than in the bottle, past deep cherry color into mahogany. Two inches of almost custard-colored foam settled to a scrim but left a nice coating on the glass throughout (better part of hour to the bottom). Serious legs. Caramel, toast, scotch-like booziness, coffee, cherry, apricot aromas. Sip, slurp: Chocolate milkshake, anyone? An artisanal one with some toffee, chicory and black pepper. Bitterness comes in the form of burnt toast rather than floral hop notes. As it went on and warmed up, the well-masked alcohol feel seemed to catch up to, then numb, my palate. Fork-and-knife level of chewiness, enlivened with a burst of carbonation but in mid-sip rather than the finish, leaving a serious mouth coating -- to the point where I found myself taking a few sips of water to rinse.

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Photo of desint
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-Ed
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eric5bellies
3.36/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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A - Pours a dark copper colour with a decent head that reduces to a film

S - Strong aromas of alcohol and malts

T - Up front some nice fruity notes the mid palate is a little unrefined. The finish is a little sickly sweet but the 12.9 % ABV is hidden quite well

M - Medium to full body, low carbonation

O - A decent Quad let down by the sweetness.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Martine
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy toffee coloured into a glass from a bottle. Offwhite head sits at one finger for a short moment before receding down to nothing.

Nose is very boozy from the offset, a little malty with some hints of red apple. The flavour is far more balanced that I'd expected with the alcohol not coming across as strong as in the nose. There is that maltiness and cinder toffee like quality which dominates the beer before it turns sweet in the middle like candied figs, sticky date, cooked cherry, brandy, and port.

The beer feels medium-almost full bodied with a little dryness on the back of the tongue from that 12.9%. It feels carbonated, slightly unrefined and warming.

Overall this is a nice warming quad. Plenty of big malty and dark fruit character with a well hidden booziness.

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.46/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark ruby, totally hazy, with a small brownish creamy head.
Caramel and toffee on the nose with a really nice tartness. Big fruity notes, from tart cherry, to plum, raisin and stone fruit, red apple, faint banana with a sweet sugary edge. Slight alcohol too, therefore: hints of brandy. Port spices too.
Wow, booze up front! Lots of juicy fruit and alcohol, with a really nice tartness attached. Dark grape, sour cherry, plum, overripe peach, blackcurrant, cranberry. Feels like sweet red wine, gone a bit stale. Caramel to smooth things out, chocolate bits, toffee, but they also add quite a lot more sweetness. Warm boozy finish with thick Belgian yeasts.
Medium body, low carbonation. Aftertaste is really sweet, bready, brandy-like, but it can be handled if you sip it slowly.
Another great example for Morpheus yeasts. Really sweet tho, so get ready for that. A pity, kinda covers up the nice tartness, bit by bit.

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Photo of Dzu
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Land Van Mortagne from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 11 ratings
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