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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (927) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
Beer share. Awesome aroma of lemon, grapefruit, cereal. Taste is lemony, apple (thanks for the pin point, simon). Nice and tart. Smokey. Quite dry finish.

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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy light brown with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel and sweet, overripe fruit. Flavor is similar with added notes of spice and wood. Finish is metallic with a strange spicy bitterness (mustard seeds?). Different but not great.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bontus (625) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle Pre Zythos Alvinne recommended by Glenn. Pours yellow almost orange with nearly no head (possibly due conditions). Aroma’s of apples and more apples, peach and honey. Very drinkable. Excellent.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barrelbelly (622) - BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2011
Orange colored beer, almost no head. Sour apple smell. Mainly calvados taste with some raisins at the end.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grunx (367) - - DEC 12, 2011
Cervesa complexa. Notes de fusta, vainilla i poma madura. Final sec i lleugerament alcoholic. Molt bona.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - DEC 14, 2009
dasilky tasting, weeheavy bottle i believe. bit of an odd color. calvados barrel flavors were intense. utopias flavors in a much more mellow, watered down version i thought. herb, cognac malt, carmel, boozie flavors. iodine, and again, for me, utopias flavors. bit of a stretch but this is one unique brew.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
htzpah (76) - - MAY 23, 2014
Amber honey appearance. Honey and sour apple nose. Sweet notes , raisins and apples.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomaz (60) - , 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!


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