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   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5165) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Wow. Fantastic. Brings a liqueur touch. Maybe a little overwhelming on my palate at this point in the evening. Doesnít really strike me as "Belgians"..a creature unto itself. Hardcore barrel treatment. Tasty, brutal spirit/beer hybrid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RuneStumo (2441) - Haugesund, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2014
15.02.2014. 0,75l Bottle. RBNG-14. Golden colour with white head. Aromas of honey and malt. Strong beer with lots of alcohol. There is notes of honey, berries and some sweet caramelly malts. Good bitterness as vell. Good beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5848) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Unclear amber color with a small tan layer. Very fruity aroma. Thick body, but very flat carbonation. Balanced fruity and solid malty flavor. Some spicy notes.
[Bottle at Grand Tasting RBNG14 Ė Halden]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (3764) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
From a shared 75cl bottle at RBNG-14. Pours hazy amber to orange with almost no head. Mild aroma of caramel with hints of wood and calvados. Nice stuff.
(2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (3288) - MosterÝy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting courtesy of Meskenissen. Misty orange golden body. Well balanced beer with honey and fruits and spicy notes. Dry tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (6715) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
Shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours hazy golden with no head at all. Aroma is malty, fruit and berries. Taste is dry, fruity with plums, lingering warmth malty finish. a good beer towards the end of the GT.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15606) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle, 75cl, at RBNG-14 Grand Tasting. An unclear, golden colored beer, flat as a pancake. Berries, honey and a generic fruityness in the aroma. Pretty vinous too. Itís full-bodied and almost flat, with boozy notes. Apricots, honey, vinous booze and some faint peppery notes in the flavor. Lasting boozy finish. Not sure about this one, I like the vinous touch although itís too boozy, but then itís too boozy... Nice aromas and flavors though. 140215

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle 750ml @ RGNG-14
Pours hazy golden with a few off-white bubbles. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol and berries. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, berry and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4012) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
At RBNG 2014 Halden. Golden hazy color, some foam . Aromas of caramel , malt and some vanilla. Medium/ full body & complexity. Sweetness- Good sourness- ok balance. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1538) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2013
750 ml bottle at home - taken from notes (21/11/2010). Deep amber colour, no head. Aroma of cognac/calvados alcohol/esters is well present, together with some more nutty and fruity notes (frangipane pie = almond cake with apricot/peach jam). Sweet and quite thick body... Like.

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