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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: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2807) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (2667) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2009
pours a muddy dark orange, thick white head. Nose was predominately fruity like apricot, mandarine orange, and cherry drizzled with complimenting notes of vanilla and oaky wood. Dry, woody, alcoholic fruit flavors...apricot/orange/nectarine...pretty boozy and very oaky with vanilla softness and essence of apple in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (2594) - Mosterøy, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2585) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
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)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
bottle thanks to bierkoning. poured a caramel orange color with a white head. aroma was oak, caramel, citrus, wine, and a bourbon like quality. flavor was bourbony, orange, fruity, and oak. body was medium with medium carbonation. very nice stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerre (2364) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2009
From bottle, 33 cl. ( at beerzolder sat. 17.01.09) Very good ! A hazy dark golden, almost amber color, with off-white head. Aroma sweet, malts. Complicated, and medium to full body. Taste sweet, alcoholic, woods, ... Nice creation ! re tasted yesterday @ alvinne.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2359) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Thin, off-white, sloppy head of varying sized bubbles. Minimal carbonation. Nice complex aroma. A slight bit of funkyness in there along with lots of vinuous white grape aromas, some herbs, a hint of bret and some soft grainy malts. Color is a slightly hazy dark copper. Flavor has a little zip to it from the funky tartness that accompanies the spicyness from the mustard seeds. The tartness keeps the mouth salivating and begging for more while at the same time drying out the palate. More white grape with only a minor alcohol presence. Some belgian yeast and a tad of straw round out the late palate portion. A pretty good brew that will not be a hit with everybody.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2010
Had this one at the Pre-ZBF 2010. Hazy orange colored brew. Aroma is hay, fruits, sourness, vinous. Flavor is vinous, fruits, pear.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2011
750 ml bottle @ redlight redlight. Funky oaky aroma with sour mustard aromas. Pours a hazy orange with no head. Oaky upfront with hints of mustard and hints of brandy with some citrus and apple notes as well. Very smooth and sweet. Very interesting and different!


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