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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: 142   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.


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 (1299) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Tap. Pours hazy tawny with spare head, flat retention. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), light hops (woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of wood, alcohol, dates, brown sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toffee), light hops (woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of wood, alcohol, dates, brown sugar, and vanilla. Full body, high warmth, low carbonation and creaminess with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11094) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, yeast and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sour& sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded with an well above average brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6785) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Bottle at the Triple Rock Sour & BA Fest. Pours cloudy blonde with a nice beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a sweet malt flavor with some banana and a bitter oaky finish. The alcohol is well-hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11531) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Bottle at the Triple Rock Sour & BA Fest. Pours hazy orange with a creamy off-white head. Mild sour fruit aroma. Flavor is slightly soalpym mildly fruity, a bit vinous, mildly hoppy, pretty oaky. Cant’t feel the heat. Nice Belgian. V. nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 10, 2011
Botella. Cloudy deep golden colour. . Yeasty acid caramel fruit aroma. Yeasty fruit citrus bit acid flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10931) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2011
cloudy orange, smooth white head. aroma of alc, yeast, yellow fruits. flavor is spicy, yeast, yellow fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6611) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2011
Bottle. It pours cloudy golden with a creamy white head. The aroma is quite vinous, oak, caramel, acid, fresh fruit and citric hops. The flavour is sweet caramel, acid, brett, sweet fruit and oranges. Very good!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4806) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2010
(Bottle, 0.75 l, at the 16th Kerstbierfestival) The beer piured yellowish brown and cloudy. Its head was small, sparse and white. Aroma had malts, vanilla and apples. Palate was full bodied, warming and dry with low carbonation. Flavours were malts, vanilla, apples, sweetness, fruitiness, wood and bitterness. Aftertaste was woody and bitter. Quite weird combination of flavours that didn’t work well enough.


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