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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: 141   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vaiz (3347) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3275) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 14 not so grand tasting.
Appearance: Dark golden colour with some yeast particles, very small white head.
Aroma: A bit sour, fruit, citrus, caramel, calvados.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Old dusty cellar, caramel, fruit, raisin, calvados.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3190) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Draught. Mustard seeds? Really? Good or bad I didnít 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3062) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
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. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2948) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
a very complex beer with a taste of wild yeast that is non-sour. very bready like, with yeast and floral overtones

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2012
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2810) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle @ Pre-ZBF, Alvinne. A hazy yellow/golden colored beer, with a little white head. The aroma is fresh, fruity, a little alcohol. Notes of wood. TRhe taste of wood with fruits like citrus and orange, some sweetness with notes of bitter. The aftertaste is a little sweet with bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (2767) - MosterÝy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (2738) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2012
amber coloured body with a white head a fruity malty aroma a malty fruity sweet caramel little sour taste with a alcholic bitter finish


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