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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: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Draft at Farmers’ Cabinet. Pours a hazy pale golden orange color with golden yellowish-apricot hues and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Chunks of lace left behind. Sweet boozy aroma with a strong barrel character. Hints of earthy oak, vanilla and brandy along with some funky yeast, mustard seed and citrus fruit. Medium bodied with a nice combination of earthy oak, zesty spice and boozy heat. Lots of spice especially coriander and pepper up front countered by earthy oak, vanill and prominent boozy sweet brandy. Althought the spirit flavor is prominent, it’s not too hot making it pretty quaffable. Sweet citrus notes with more of a pronounced mustard character than the base version. Spicy finish with lemon and orange peel toward the end of the swallow with a nice warm finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Acquired in a trade with phaleslu! Pours a cloudy golden-orange color with white head. Aroma has loads of fruit like apple and peach. Some spice is there too. Taste is sweet with some underlying fruitiness and a little spice. Medium bodied and smooth. A little alcohol burn is there. Really pretty awesome and it exceeded my expectations considering the mustard seeds.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (2178) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2009
bottle at the Pre-ZBF pours amber with no head. Aroma is fruity and sweet smelling with faint wood notes. This one turned out more bitter than the Bourgogne, but it is a pleasant spice/earthy bitterness that shines in the finish. A very nice and enjoyable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RuneStumo (2167) - FØRRESFJORDEN, 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!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2134) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Dry blonde with hints of orange-peel bitterness and light apple-alcohol calvados tones. Hazy orange in color with a slight white head. This was a pretty enjoyable beer!

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bierkrug (2133) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 23, 2011
Part of the first German beer tasting in Idar-Oberstein. Thanks to Steptin. Light orange color with no head. Aroma is pine, and sweet candy. The taste is very sour and some spice, Palate is terible. Not a good beer at all in my book. Why would someone want to drink this?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2101) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2094) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2012
Clear amber coloured beer with small white head and no carbonation. Malty alcoholic aroma. Full slight sparkling palate. Finish is rather dry bitter with spicy fruited hints.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
SirLimpsalot (2068) - 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


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