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Alvinne Bolleville Calvados Barrel Oak Aged

Brewed by Brouwerij Alvinne
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Moen, Belgium


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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Aged on Calvados casks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (6384) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2016
Pours black, small grey head. Smell def. has some sourness ( I think this is dated from when Alvinne used to have some problems ) sharp, some oak. not nearly as heavy as one might think it will be. Taste is sour, very dry, oak, some light boozyness. roasted malts are very faded, rise up a tiny bit towards the ending. Hmm. I really don’t like the style of sour stouts, but this one doesn’t have to much of the black malt-side, making it a kind of sour-ale thats enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle from State Line shared at a tasting, 5/4/15.Dark red-brown, hazy, thin creamy tan head, decent retention. Aroma of wood, apple brandy, dark malts. The taste is grapes, apples, spice, wood, dark malt. Thin bodied, low carbonation, boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kayres (827) - , Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Black with an enormous tan head. Sweet oaky and lots of malt. Smooth an vanillas ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle at Crooked Stave with friends, courtesy of Bill. Thanks!! Pour is deep brown with a small tan head and decent lacing. Tangy, roasty, dark fruity, somewhat grapey, roast, and spicy aroma. Taste is roast, spice, somewhat medicinal, cherries, grapey, tangy, woody, and light alcohol. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Pretty interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Black with tan head. Funky aroma, slightly roasty. Taste is roasty and funky. Lightly tart. Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, nose is bretty, toffee, taste is sweet, thin, light berry fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7714) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Lots of oak in here and not a whole lot else. Pours dark brown with ok head and lacing. Some roast. Overbarrelled, overpriced. Hype hype hype. Tap at Churchkey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2776) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Very dark hazy copper pour with a lasting tuff of beige foam. Sweet dark rotted apples. Playful dark malts. Syrupy brown fruit. Prunes. Figs. Pecans. Molasses. Dark chocolate caramels. Bing cherry cordials. Sparks of smoke and sour. Flavors are complex but run a bit thin (could be an old keg). Quite interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Keg @ Holy Grale. Hazy reddish amber with a small head. The nose is very fruit. Blackberry, dark tangy fruit compote. The taste is pretty tangy. More blackberry, strawberry preserve. Some citrus. A bit of chocolate. Leaf pile. Medium body, soft carb. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (2954) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle, from tderoeck, many thanks! Rather watery beer. Notes of calvados and port, fruity with sour hints.Not bad, but this is maybe too old.

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