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Brewed by Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Moen, Belgium

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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Land van Mortagne, aged on oak Pomerol wine barrels.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (8125) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2012
Short-lived cream-pink coloured head over deep brown beer with a foxy sheen. Very fruity nose, part cherry, part sugared preserved cherries, roses-flowery. Quite vinous in character, as sweet dessert wine, if a red one. Still sweet, but with a bitterish woody streak. Fruity, with a little sourish edge, which brings it to a superb balance. Again red wine like, if way less sweet than suggested by the nose; Retronasal something like old carpets, but much nicer than that sounds. Very slick, medium to well-bodied, serious alcoholwarming. Aftertaste has again a sweet cherry & roseflavour. Great balance. Arguably the most complex beer Alvinne ever succeeded.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7884) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle shared at Craft Clerkenwell. It pours deep brown with a small off-white head. The nose is earthy, wood, berry, vinous, jammy, dirt, vanilla and toasted coconut. The taste is sweet, juicy berry, dark fruit, vinous, jammy, red grape, wood, alcohol warmth, earth and mild toast with a dry, vinous finish. Med-full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Pretty jammy and vinous. Pretty decent, but perhaps a touch sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Sampled this at Campground Brewdown 2. Pours a hazed brown with a thin white head. Soft caramel, toffee, light acid. Tangy and oxidized, malt, soft caramel. Tart, long chewy caramel into the finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sebletitje (7028) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2012
Thanks Glenn for the shares. Holy hell, found the holy grain of beer. A sipper for sure, but dman this is as close of wine being used to brinkg beer to a whole new level. Land van Mortagne was already enormous, but this takes it to a new direction. Couleur bordeaux, acajou voire pourpre sur un col léger beige. Le tout donne un bouquet énorme de Pomerol dont les notes de vin sont accompagnées par un malt caramélisé qcq sucres résiduels. En bouche, on reconnaît là ce mélange de barrique de chêne français et américain avec un Pomerol divin laissant un profile de vin chaud, sucré prendre le dessus tout en laissant à la bière toute sa place pour se développe. Palais reste doux sucré avec de brèves notes aigres fruitées de grappes de raisins qui rajoutent un plus, cela se note aussi en fin de bouche. Se boit lentement, se déguste à t°avec des vagues de raisin, de vin de cerise caramélisés qui attaquent le palais le tout est réchauffant donnant des notes de vin sur un léger boisé. Vraiment une bière de dessert à boire avec un bon morceau de chocolat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7001) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue, almost no head and a tobacco and dark fruit aroma. There is a raisin and red wine flavor, just like it says on the label, with a fruity finish.complex and very tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (6909) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle shared by tderoeck. Pretty dark brown with red and thick lace. Winey nose, dreid fruit, oak, vanilla, chocolate, spices (nutmeg), mulled wine, apples. Sweet and fruity, jammy, with chocolate, some leather, grape, apple, wine. Super original and very complex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (6680) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle from Belgisk Bryg. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, alcohol, dark fruit, caramel and malt.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2012
Smallish beige head. Hazy deep brownish red body. Fruity vinous sugary aroma with wooden notes. Dry-sweet wooden fruity taste with funky caramelly notes. Fullish body. Hot, rounded, smooth mouthfeel. Dry-sweet roasty wild berry and fruit aftertaste with peppery vinous wooden funky notes. Traces of wine grapes, earth, spice and menthol. Complex, interesting, and unusual. Subtle, and full of flavours. Wish they’d sold it in 0.25l bottles though. (0.5l bottle, wine monopoply, Vika, Oslo.)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6177) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel fruité avec une pointe de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et de prune avec une pointe de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de vanille en arrière goût. (Rating #4774)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6158) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
On tap@ Haand2012. Pours cloudy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of sugar and berries, some caramel and malt. Flavor is sweet berries and caramel with some malt and alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice complex brew.


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