Ernesto987 (3931) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, oof this is 11%. No mustard seeds, but i guess thats not a bad thing. A thin boozy lame subpar Belgian strong. Barrels do nothing to improve this. not impressed. That said, nothing really offensive to warrant a lower rating.
Vaiz (3567) - 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. It’s more of a wine than a beer.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - 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.
Arve_Christian (3280) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At RBNG 2014 Halden. Golden hazy color, some foam . Aromas of caramel , malt and some vanilla. Medium/ full body & complexity. Sweetness- Good sourness- ok balance.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BelgianBeerGal (3242) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Mustard seeds? Really? Good or bad I didn’t seem to notice them at all. For me the aroma and flavor was reminiscent of sour cherries. I also did not notice the 11+ ABV too. Okay.
shigadeyo (3077) - 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 can’t 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.
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a very complex beer with a taste of wild yeast that is non-sour. very bready like, with yeast and floral overtones
visionthing (2983) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a shared 75cl bottle at RBNG-14. Pours hazy amber to orange with almost no head. Mild aroma of caramel with hints of wood and calvados. Nice stuff.
(2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)
Bart (2939) - 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.
abemorsten (2916) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting courtesy of Meskenissen. Misty orange golden body. Well balanced beer with honey and fruits and spicy notes. Dry tongue.