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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 3, 2011
Botella. Unclear deep dark brown-reddish colour, medium beige head. Dark malty spice like caramel sweet aroma. Flavour is sweet with dark malts and caramel along with some spice and alcohol, medium bitterness, quite sweet, too sweet for my likings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle at Papsø tasting. Pours light brown with a big tan head. Caramel, a little dark fruit and spicy aroma. Flavour is caramel, dark fruits spices, yeast and a little hops. A bit over carbonated and foams in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10420) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2011
Hazy mahogany with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel, and toffee. Flavor had toffee, roasted malt, bubble gum and caramel. Finished ver sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2011
hazy brown, small light brow head. spicy licorice aroma, roasated malts. flavor is licorice, malts, slightly flowery note. lots of licorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a hazy dark brown with a beige head. Another slow but massive gusher from Alvinne! Lovely sweet aroma of overripe fruit and wood. Medium body, great initial flavours of plums and overripe fruit - kinda Quad-like - but later on comes some plastic and rubbery notes. Quite some hops in here. Warming alcohol finish. A bit messy but lots of good things in there. 180311

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2011
Bottled. A red-brown beer with a huge lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of caramel, malt, and nuts. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, caramel, and nuts, leading to a bitter alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fewa (41) - Beersel, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle at the molen festival. This is a decent barley wine, nicely sweet, and fruity. The beers has the typical alvinne sourness in it as well. Worth to try!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2011
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, cloudy amber brown color with tan wispy foam, aromas are dark fruits and brown sugar, flavor of raisin oatmeal, malty, banana, nice finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
GUSHER!!!! (well...gusher...slow one) thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazed brown body and a lasting tan head. Aroma is vinous, herbal, grapes, alcohol, caramel, toffee and plums. Very lively bubbles. Dry and vinous. Caramel, alcohol and raisins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2011
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of mustiness, raisins, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, nuts, yeast, chocolate, light herbs, and raisins.

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