yngwie (14703) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 75cl, at RBNG-14 Grand Tasting. An unclear, golden colored beer, flat as a pancake. Berries, honey and a generic fruityness in the aroma. Pretty vinous too. It’s full-bodied and almost flat, with boozy notes. Apricots, honey, vinous booze and some faint peppery notes in the flavor. Lasting boozy finish. Not sure about this one, I like the vinous touch although it’s too boozy, but then it’s too boozy... Nice aromas and flavors though. 140215
harrisoni (14508) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Alvinne pre Zythos event 09. Bit of apple on aroma, way too much apple in the mouth. Just a bit too muh stewed apple and green apple flavour for me. May settle down after a few months in bottle.
Travlr (14467) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color, thin white head. Aroma of apple sauce and light spice. Taste is apples, cinnamon, some citrus. Interesting and complex, more like a cider than a beer.
Theis (14015) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Pre-ZBF 2010. Cloudy golden - no head. Calvados, sweetness, apples, alcoholic, licorice, brandy, wheaty, sharpness, wooden, grapes, light yeasty.
MiP (13995) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 Bottle, 11.5%. Quite citric and vinous aroma, a bit like white wine. Hazy yellow colour. Very small white head. The flavour is quite vinous and grapey. Some citrus. OK refreshing. Vanilla aftertaste.
TBone (13360) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 750ml (Alvinne shop, BB 01/2015)
Hazy copper-amber color, small mostly vanishing head. Aroma has lots of raisins, alcohol, cognac, riped apples. Medium-bodied. Alcoholic "bitterness", fruity with raisins and plums, hints of apples, lychee. Flavor is certainly similar to regular Melchior, but this is not so liquerish as it is and calvados barrel brings some extra sweetness. Heavy stuff with 11.5% ABV.
Leighton (13032) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, calvados, orange, dried apricot, and some wood. Flavor of oak, cardboard, caramel, toffee, vinous, calvados, and nuts.
rlgk (12025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBESG 2014 in London, Sunday Tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Hazy golden beer with an offwhite head. Sourish vinous aroma, caramel, citrus, figs, woody, calvados, some apples. Sourish woody flavor, grapes, figs, raisins, woody, calvados notes.
bhensonb (11918) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.