MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate. Draught at Pre ZBF.
Darkish murky amber with a slight white film top. Not the best looking beer from Alvinne. Should this matter? I care, I canít help it, itís all part of the experience. Aroma, jesus... this smells fantastic to me. Big wine notes, obviously but there is some desert wine and vintage port in there too. Whiffs of resinous wood and sharp but elegant alcohol too. A glorious smelling beer. The flavour canít quite keep up but itís still pretty bloody good. If you concentrate I can pick out all that I like about the aroma but they just seem to mash together in the mouth coming up with a result that is slightly lesser than the sum of its parts. Excellent dried fruit, rich caramel and more wine barrel in the finish. A rewarding experience and Iím glad I have some of this tucked away for another sample.
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Oak and malt aroma with yeaast and light spice. Malt and yeast flavor with spice and oak. Medium-plus bodied. Malt and oak linger with spice and yeast. Not much barrel component beyond just oak.
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Peterís 2nd annual spring gathering. Pours a hazy orange gold with a thin white head. Light musky funk, slightly sweet. Fruity and sweet, nice wheat notes. Medium bodied and smooth. Light fruit on the finish.
Plovmand (6650) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Theis and Mette. Hazy amber body with a medium white head. The aroma is vinous, light acidic with notes of oak and fruit. The flavour is honey, wine, fruit and some spices. Quite vinous finish.
jonas (5882) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, gusher. Wooden, sour cherries, marzipan. Cloudy peach color , big head. Lovely dry sour, orangepeel, light peach, belgian yeast, barrel notes. Dry body, foamy. Nice fruity and wooden finish.
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2009, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex brew, yet heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, but very expensive
ekstedt (5654) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (75 cl), courtesy Nisse666. Hazy copper, medium off-white head. Alcoholic red berries aroma, with some wood. Medium bodied and smooth. Dry, and a bit acidic.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample from a bottle at alvinne. Alround rating: Woody, white wine character is key, floral hop, peppery alcohol bitterness. Im not sure really whats going on here, but i couldnt really get into this.
SaintMatty (5564) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml Bottle - Hazy dark golden colour. Fruity aroma with dried peach, fruity malt and apricot. Sweet and fruity taste with apricot, toffee, dried fruit and a moderate bitterness.
caesar (5402) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden color, short head. Aroma is slight sour of mustard, candy sugar, red wine notes, malty. Slight sweet and sourish taste, very strange combination. But I must say the original Melchior was strange but nice, and for this one exactly the same. The barrel aged gives the beer that extra bite and body.