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Alvinne Melchior Calvados Barrel Oak Aged
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Brewed by Brouwerij 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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
SirLimpsalot (3808) - SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2011
Stark “belgisk” doft, lite syrlig med tydlig apelsinton. Smaken innehåller mycket kola, är lite halv-fruktig men känns mest avslagen. Vätskan är tunn och jag blev inte jätteförtjust

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (3664) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2012
amber coloured body with a white head a fruity malty aroma a malty fruity sweet caramel little sour taste with a alcholic bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

1/27/2011: Alvinne The Oak Melchior (Ale brewed with mustard seeds and aged in oak [Calvados] barrels)... Aroma: Crisp, tart, alcoholic; funky and herbal with just a tinge of sweetness. Appearance: Murky deep gold color; thin off-white ring of foam around the edges. Flavor: Sweet, pale malts in the front with fruity undertones; lots of alcohol through the nose; dry, oaky and herbal from the middle through the finish; unfortunately, I can’t pick out the mustard seed... Palate: Medium-full, not really smooth - PASTY is a good way to describe it, but not bad; slightly sticky on the lips. Overall: Pretty good, but I would have liked to have the mustard seed show through to really make this one unique.

1 pint, 9.4 fl. oz. bottle (11% alc./vol.) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #115 for this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2009
dasilky1 tasting my bottle from a long ago international trade. Pours orangey with a tan ring. Nose is sweet with apple and oak. Taste is oaky, with sweet apple, very nice calvados barreled brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3315) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Mustard nowhere. Pours brown ruby with little head. Very Belgian strong with sweet candied fruits, plum, caramel, nutty malty ness, sweet with a drying oaky finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerre (3223) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2009
From bottle, 33 cl. ( at beerzolder sat. 17.01.09) Very good ! A hazy dark golden, almost amber color, with off-white head. Aroma sweet, malts. Complicated, and medium to full body. Taste sweet, alcoholic, woods, ... Nice creation ! re tasted yesterday @ alvinne.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3164) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
a very complex beer with a taste of wild yeast that is non-sour. very bready like, with yeast and floral overtones

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (3128) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Not quite as good as expected. Poured at a good temperature; it was a gusher; with a small, cream-colored head that settled to a thin island and ring, no lace. Color would be a clear, but for the large amount of tiny particulates in suspension, amber. Aroma is yeast, malt, mustard, fruit. Flavor is more bitter then tang, then sweet. Although in the finish it’s sweet and tang that linger. Otherwise, also like nose. Body has some clashes between bitter and tang along with some heavy boozieness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2960) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Clear, dark amber/honey, bordering on light mahogany color. What started as a big white head quickly collapsed to a thin layer of bubbles. Little bit of lacing left behind. Smells sour, earthy. Like a gueuze. I’m guessing there is some brett in there. Little apple-y sweetness in there. Very much an alcohol presence. After that fades there is a very sweet brandy flavor, mixed with a peppery, cinnamony spiciness. An almost dry mouthfeel that quickly gives way to a sweet mouthfeel. Earthy. None of the sour aroma comes through in the taste, but it might be another gusher given some time.


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