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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11264) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2009
Bottle. [thank you, harrisoni]
My first beer after a short-ish beer hiatus of nineteen days.
Pours a lovely, clear orange golden with a great, staying, creamy head. Mostly white, but with a slight yellow hue to it someplaces. I poured a bit more than I probably should, so a few large lumps of yeast plumped into the glass. Probably won’t make a difference. Head stays for quite a long time, descending slowly in a ring, leaving lacings on the glass and a cone in the middle. Lovely aroma. Lots of overripe apple, some oak, toffee, caramel malts and yeast. There is oranges, pineapple and other exotic fruit notes as well. Highish prickly carbonation, but still maintains a good oily feel. Flavour is quite vinious, but never really alcohol-heavy. Lots of apples again, mixed with lovely fat toffee and those yeast exotic fruit notes. Warming finish with very little bitterness. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11257) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at RBNG-14. Golden colour with no head. Aroma is oak, malt, hop, berries. flavour is vinous, malt, oak, alcohol, berries, caramel. Full body. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11103) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (11070) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 13, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2013 Würziger und ausgewogenenr Antrunk, Apfel, süffig. Das Bier wird intensiver, schon früh vollmundig. Kaum malzig, dafür holzig, perfekt passende Süße. Rund, fruchtiger werdend, Vanille, Mango, wieder Apfel. GANZ anders als die „frische“ Version! 7/12/11/13/12/13 Alter Test: Alkoholischer Antrunk mit durchgehender Trockenheit und angenehmer Süße. Man gewöhnt sich mit der Zeit an den Alkohol, durch eine teilweise deutliche Wässrigkeit erscheint er zudem im Mittelteil nicht übermäßig stark. Leider ist das Bier nicht sonderlich aromatisch und lässt sich auf eine durchaus kräuterartige Alkoholigkeit und eine süße Komponente reduzieren. Wenig helles Malz, im Abgang alkoholich brennend. 6/7/7/7/11/7

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10933) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2011
cloudy orange, smooth white head. aroma of alc, yeast, yellow fruits. flavor is spicy, yeast, yellow fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2009
Bottle from Joes. Orange color, hay. Malt oak and apple in the aroma. malty, alcoholic flavor with apple and calvados. Just hints of dried fruit and oak. Full bodied. Pleasant brew, has some complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10470) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
Bottled. Orange colourd. Unclear. Small beige head. Sourness, light yeast, some fruits and calva in the aroma. Flavour is sour and yeasty as well. loads of alcohol notable and wood as well. Tense grape and grass. Medium bodied. Sourish and grapy end. Not really something for me this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
Hazy amber with no head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, calvados, plums, alcohol and ripe fruits. Flavour was sweet with malty, caramel, fruits and alcohol notes. Finished sweet and boozy.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10145) - 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.


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