Brewed by Brouwerij Alvinne
Style: Barley Wine
Moen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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.

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   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 (13011) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - 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 ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holy (837) - GERMANY - JAN 6, 2011
[email protected] 2010. Dark color, off-white head. Memories of alcohol and yeast, with overtones of biscuits. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17820) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
At Borefts BF 2010. FRuity ESB style beer. English yeast on this? Biscuit. Fruity English ESB aroma. Doesnt 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (13280) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2010
Dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of fruit, winegum, malt and some sugar. Flavour of dried fruit and malt, with some yeast and alcohol notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9824) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2010
Light but persistent gushing to huge, amber-beige head, pretty stable over opaque, dark brown-red beer. Roasted, but also fruity-vinous aromas; malts getting more and more dominant, always roasted. Much of the same in the mouth: fruity, yeasty, very roasted, with whiffs of nuts, sweat, solvent. Warming up, more roast & burnt, and also the sweaty component (no doubt a yeast product, cannot name it). Even later, this flavour retreats in favour of a more hoppy, non-USA hopsflavour. Bit aggressive MF, near-astringent, but very well-bodied and warming. Tastes very young, and if Im slightly disappointed now, its definitely one to retaste with a new bottle in, say, a year or so...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2010
A bit sour and lots of sweetness, not enough to hide the alcohol though. Too much alcohol showing te be nice and drinkable. Malts and caramel, fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (9029) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2010
11/11/2010 - 75cl bottle @ home

Very dark but clear beer, thick beige creamy adhesive head, nice lacing. Aroma: sweet, dried fruits, alcohol (no shit), mocha, chocolate, forest fruit candy (for the Belgians: cuberdons). MF: nice carbon, creamy thick texture, full body. Taste: toasted malts, caramel, wood, mocha, red berries. Aftertaste mocha, coffee bitterness, caramel, red berries and hops.

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