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Alvinne / Birdsong Night Owl

Alvinne / Birdsong Night Owl
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Brewed by Brouwerij Alvinne
Style: Barley Wine
Moen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 441   ABV: 14.7%
"A beer this dark in spirit can only be brewed at night" A collaboration brew between Picobrouwerij Alvinne and Birdsong Brewery (homebrewer Philip Madden). A massive Dark Belgian Barleywine brewed during the first annual Nocturnal Brew session at Alvinne.

barley malt (Pale Ale, Munich, Special B, Biscuit and chocolate), dark candy syrup, hops (Magnum, Pioneer, East Kent Goldings), Morpheus Yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (17307) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 21, 2016
Malziger, süß-säuerlicher Antrunk mit etwas zu starker Karbonisierung. Deutliche Holznoten, mild vergoren fruchtig. Noten von Kirschen. 10/11/11/11//11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (17008) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2016
75cl bottle. Orange braune Farbe, geringe beige schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv malzig, dörrobst, rote Früchte, Holz. Geschmack nach dunklem Holz, rote Früchte, leicht schokoladig, hohe Karbonisation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (3086) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2016
Bottle, slight gusher. Brown color with ruby highlight and a big tan head. Aroma is port, molasses, dark fruits. Taste is molasses, sugar, prunes and other dark fruits, and a tart fruity sting. High carbonation. Nice, but overcarbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (3223) - Waregem, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from Smedtje. Taste yesterday 29.12.’14 with beerfriends @ Gullegem. Deep red color, with small off-white head. Aroma: sweet, red cherries. Medium to full body. Taste: sweet, cherry, alcohol warm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2014
Ultra heavy barley wine in cooperation with an English hobby brewery. Creamy, thin head quickly dissipating under influence of the alcohol, deep bronze colour. Complex, vinous aroma of plum brandy, pear, port wine, candi syrup, strawberry, kahlua... Soft fruity taste, sweet and mildly spicy, complex with pleasing retronasal perfume, very vinous with mild herbal hops and warming, liqueurish, non-astringent alcohol. Very tasteful.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (4497) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2013
Clear reddish colour, beige head. Quite a gusher. Caramel aroma, wild yeast, rain water and sugar. Caramel flavour, molasses, quite sweet, light sour. Quite sour finish, sickly, caramel and molasses.
Have a slight feeling it was infected..
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG II, Wilrijk 2013. Courtesy of sebletitje. Thanks Seba!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sebletitje (9313) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
75cl bottle sample @ RBBWG 2013 from Alvinne biershop. Despite Glenn’s advise to keep this one cold to avoid a gusher, the bottle still managed to lose about a 1/3 of its content. Couleur acajou,foncée col beige très mousseux-pétillant, signe que qcq chose à mal tourné. Arôme caramel, malté, pointe de torréfié, le tout restant très léger et quasi dominer par ce bouquet levure. Palais est trop effervescent, même pour un barley wine, malt caramel avec un fini sucré doux le tout gardant un profil fruité fermenté évident accentué par ce côté sucré suivi d’une pointe d’amertume. On voit ici encore la versatilité de cette levure Morpheus qui semble ne pas tjrs vouloir coopérer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle shared at the CBC - Clerkenwell 1st Birthday Party, London. It gushed significantly, FYI. Pours cloudy amber-brown with a large, tan foam head. Big sweet aroma, ceramel and super ripe fruits. Big sweet flavor as well, tons of fruits, among them grapes, assorted berries and plums. Medium to full bodied with super high carbonation. Warming finish with loads of ripe fruits, candied fruits, grapes, cherries, alcohol. It has some nice, mild aged malts and old fruit tones as well. Pretty good, if a touch beastly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2012
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured dark brown with a beige head. aroma and flavor were different spices, cherry, and alcohol. body was light with high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (6459) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2012
(Bottle, 0.75 l, 20120704, courtesy of FatPhil) The beer poured dark brown and hazy. Its head was medium sized and almost white. Aroma had chocolate, caramell, Belgian style yeastiness and spiciness. Palate was medium bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, Belgian style yeast, chocolate, sweetness, spiciness and mild bitterness. Aftetaste was spicy and bitter. A well balanced brew and alcohol was very well hidden. I wouldn’t categorise this one as Barley Wine, though.

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