boFNjackson (3921) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Poured hazy golden with a white head. Barf-like, solvent, chemical with some hard liquor and even a scotch-like tone. Some funk and a hot finish.
alexsdad06 (3857) - Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy peach color with a small white ring of bubbles. The aroma is tangy, tart fruits, woody, white grapes, with some herbal notes. The flavor has a burst of tart fruits, herbal, woody before the alcohol heat takes over. Much of the finish was dominated by alcohol. Medium bodied. Interesting, but too hot.
emacgee (3749) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks mom. Pours a slightly cloudy straw amber with one finger of off-white head. Nose is lightly acidic with a large brett presence, pineapple and fresh cut citrus. Flavor is really nice, very dry and citrusy. Zesty with fresh pineapple and heavy brett influence. Lightly tannic and cider, definitely an apple component to this. Uber interesting.
gyllenbock (3712) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, orange, alcohol and with some notes of oak. The taste was about the same with a woody finish. Not that impressive to be honest, a little to unbalanced and with a surprisingly light body.
tderoeck (3640) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/IX/2012 75cl @ Tuinfeest Heeren van Liedekercke (Denderleeuw) - BB: n/a (2012-1003) Thanks to SecretSanta for the sample!
Clear orange beer, big creamy irregular off-white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of bretta, lemony, sour apples, dusty, some alcohol, apple skin, wood. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sourish start, grapes, white wine, alcohol, bitter touch, green apple skin, wood, tannins. Aftertaste: bitter, wood, alcohol, biter hops, some more alcohol, tannins. The calvados is very noticeable on this one.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
dEnk (3135) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Pre-ZBF. Clear orange pour, no head.
Aroma of hops and wild yeast.
Flavour is sour wild yeast with a bit too sweet champagneish wineish flavour.
Vaiz (2948) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at 3rd pre-ZBF. Pours clear orange with no head. Aroma of wine and some oak. Slightly sour flavor with the wine being too much present. Some fruits, slightly bitter finish but also with some sweetness. Too low carbonation. Itís more of a wine than a beer.
Bart (2944) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light brown coloured beer with a reddish hint. Very light carbonation and a very small white head. Special, light sour fruity hinted aroma with a short malty touch. Full palate. Finish is sour sweet and fruity hinted with short touches of oak, herbs and malts. Not bad.
shigadeyo (2925) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 canít 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.