Alvinne Melchior Calvados Barrel Oak Aged
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Brewed by Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Style: Barley Wine
Moen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Ale brewed with mustard seeds and aged for 6 months in Calvados barrels that contained cognac for 10 years and calvados for 8 years. The barrels were found at a local farm in France.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
david1956 (14) - - SEP 1, 2014
Pours a slightly cloudy straw amber with one finger of off-white head. Nose is lightly acidic with a large brett presence, pineapple and fresh cut citrus. Flavor is really nice, very dry and citrusy. Zesty with fresh pineapple and heavy brett influence. Lightly tannic and cider, definitely an apple component to this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle at RBESG ’14, day 4 not so grand tasting at Craft Clerko, 10/08/14 thanks to the Cad. Lightly hazed golden with moderate off white edgeing. Nose is tarte fruit rinds, oaky wood, soured berry notes, straw, must. Taste comprises light booze, rich fruit mix, spice, tangy dark fruits, light caramel. Medium + body, fine carbonation, lightly warming booze in the close. Decent enough barley wine, getting the BA woodyness but necessarily calvados.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6255) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2010 bottle @ RBESG grand tasting part 2, thanks Tom
Clear golden with a small white head, some lacing. Aroma of apples and fruity. Flavors are fruity and citrus

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (8958) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle - Sweet apple and light barrel notes. Cloudy gold with no head. Apples and some oak notes. More like a boozy cider. Not a fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (10037) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle thanks to Tom at RBESG 2014. It pours hazy gold with suspended particles and small white head. The nose is earthy, brett, funk, apple pie, candy, wood, mild acidity, hay and barnyard. The bitter, acidic, big wood, earth, funk, barnyard, alcohol, vinous, brandy and even more wood with a dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. A bit woody and boozy.... Too much for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lownote (378) - USA - JUL 11, 2014
Nice orange color in the light with a finger thick poured into stemware from tap. Smells funky. Light oily mouth feel. Tastes strong in alcohol along with maltiness and

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at RBNG-14. Golden colour with no head. Aroma is oak, malt, hop, berries. flavour is vinous, malt, oak, alcohol, berries, caramel. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Taster on tap at Churchkey. Hazy red orange amber color. Thin off-white head. Leaves great, thicker lace. Good light tart taste, light bit of heat, moderate bitter. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Light bit of alcohol warmth, but no burn or bite.. ABV is very well-hidden. Good baked apple, oak, light spice, some ginger. Great, complex, flavorful stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
htzpah (105) - - MAY 23, 2014
Amber honey appearance. Honey and sour apple nose. Sweet notes , raisins and apples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1841) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
Hazy light brown with off white head - Sweet malt aroma - Good malt body that is sweet and there is hints of wood as well - Sweet finish - This was good

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