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Alvinne Melchior Calvados Barrel Oak Aged
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Brewed by Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Style: Barley Wine
Moen, Belgium
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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
EugeneStraver (119) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2011
DBF Goes 20110320 (75 cl bottle): A dark yellow beer, slightly cloudy and hardly ni head (white). A nice aroma which is dominated by alcohol, calvados (apple, distilate), wood and vanille. A slightly sweet taste with a somewhat sharp alcohol, fruitness and some malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2011
5th March 2011
ACBF. Hazy gold beer, no real head. No carbonation. Even malt. Nice fresh apple calvados carries through start, mid and finish. Semi dry palate. Good stuff. Much stronger Calvados prescense than last years batch.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holy (833) - GERMANY - MAR 21, 2011
@ACBF 2011. Strong notes of calvados throughout the sip. Moderate alcohol burn end game. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10960) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle at ACBF 2011. Unfortunately, I was served from a bottle that had been opened the day before, and it seemed like the beer was not in its best condition. Pours glowing gold with a few lonely bubbles. Juicy, sour aroma, slightly funky. Has an odd flavor, lightly tart, slightly buttery, lightly sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation, hot in the throat. Buttery finish, alcohol to spare, light dough, certainly warming. Wasn’t overly impressed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy peach color with a small white ring of bubbles. The aroma is tangy, tart fruits, woody, white grapes, with some herbal notes. The flavor has a burst of tart fruits, herbal, woody before the alcohol heat takes over. Much of the finish was dominated by alcohol. Medium bodied. Interesting, but too hot.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barrelbelly (638) - BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2011
Orange colored beer, almost no head. Sour apple smell. Mainly calvados taste with some raisins at the end.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Abio (1572) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2011
Light orange coloured beer with no head. The taste is sour sweet, spiced, just like the aromas. I miss gas in this beer. Not totally my thing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6678) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2011
Bouteille 75cl partagée avec Tomaz, lot# 370. Orange avec un col fin et beige. Arôme boisé de chêne, blé et orge tout en ayant ce subtile nez de Calvados qui se mélange à un medley de fruits tropicaux. Douce et peu rappeler un peu le miel. En bouche, on reconnaît de suite ce fût de Calva laissant en bouche une impression de pomme et un palais qui est réchauffant. Levure belge allant vers le style d’abbaye avec une fine note de fleur de houblon. J’apprécie ce côté fruité venant du Calvados et qui donne une chouette dimension en bouche où je retrouve ananas, citron, orange. Le tout reste sec en bouche.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomaz (63) - , GERMANY - FEB 23, 2011
Ahhhh, quelle magnifique chose que cette biere. La gout est fortement alcoolises, mais on a reellement l’impression d’avoir melanger du Calvados. Les notes de pommes et de poires sont la, la force de l’alcool aussi, peut etre un peu trop presque. Longueur en bouche, balance de l’amertume, presence des notes fruitees, tout y est comme je l’aime. Reellement superbe!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2011
head: none
colour: light, yellow/orange/amber
smell: chinese sake, grapes, buttery, slightly peachy, french cuisine oranges sauce ( usually with duck ), alcohol, sweet
taste: apple, skunky malts, no carbonation !!! , alcohol, calvados !! clearly !!! , bittersweet, oily texture, dry end, alcoholic, aftertaste


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