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

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 441   ABV: 14.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29837) - 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.

3.3
   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!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6035) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7869) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2011
75cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2010, from the brewery, complex brew, fruity and slightly sour, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew, WOW!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2011
head: thin
colour: dark brown
smell : malts, hops, sugar, sage, red fruity high alcohol wine , banana
taste: almunds, smokey bacon, woody, bit alcohol, lots of hops and bittertaste , end is dry+ grassy ... not a barley wine in my eyes ...

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holy (833) - GERMANY - JAN 6, 2011
Bottle@BBF 2010. Dark color, off-white head. Memories of alcohol and yeast, with overtones of biscuits. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14106) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
At Borefts BF 2010. FRuity ESB style beer. English yeast on this? Biscuit. Fruity English ESB aroma. Doesn’t taste of 14% ABV at all. Full in mouth, not syrupy though, with jammy fruit. Biscuit and fruit works really well. Very impressive. Davey says needs age, but impressive now. Strawberry jam and biscuit is what I took away from this.


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