madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
TBone (12477) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 750ml (Alvinne shop, BB 01/2015)
Hazy copper-amber color, small mostly vanishing head. Aroma has lots of raisins, alcohol, cognac, riped apples. Medium-bodied. Alcoholic "bitterness", fruity with raisins and plums, hints of apples, lychee. Flavor is certainly similar to regular Melchior, but this is not so liquerish as it is and calvados barrel brings some extra sweetness. Heavy stuff with 11.5% ABV.
mjs (4498) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, 0.75 l, at the 16th Kerstbierfestival) The beer piured yellowish brown and cloudy. Its head was small, sparse and white. Aroma had malts, vanilla and apples. Palate was full bodied, warming and dry with low carbonation. Flavours were malts, vanilla, apples, sweetness, fruitiness, wood and bitterness. Aftertaste was woody and bitter. Quite weird combination of flavours that didn’t work well enough.
fugitive (1306) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Color dark unclear orange with small white head. Aroma malt, caramel, fruits. Taste malt, fruits, alcohol.
jredmond (5261) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at WtWBA Brooklyn 2012. Pours a hazy amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is fruit, funk and oak. Mouthfeel is nice, with notes of sweet fruit, oak, earth, musk, toasted malts.
thirdeye11 (5505) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) clear gold, no bubble. Nose is rich, calvados barrel, grape/vinous, alcohol heavy. Taste of alcohol, calvados, white wine barrel, grapes, vinous, thin body.
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750ml @ RGNG-14
Pours hazy golden with a few off-white bubbles. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol and berries. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, berry and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is flat.
Cunningham (4342) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear amber color with a small tan layer. Very fruity aroma. Thick body, but very flat carbonation. Balanced fruity and solid malty flavor. Some spicy notes.
[Bottle at Grand Tasting RBNG14 – Halden]
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one at the Pre-ZBF 2010. Hazy orange colored brew. Aroma is hay, fruits, sourness, vinous. Flavor is vinous, fruits, pear.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled, 0.75l) Slightly hazy amber with a tiny, big-bubbly head. Mild, fruity aroma with apple and peach, a touch of citrusy hops, and some caramely maltiness. Lightly sour-grainy-malty, sweetish and very fruity flavor with apples, peaches, and oranges, very little bitterness. Alcohol quite well hidden. Medium to full body, flat CO2. The vanilla sourness in Mackmyra version was quite pleasant, but Calvados barrel seems just to add loads of fruitiness, pretty much reducing complexity of the original. Add the flat CO2, and you’ll get a pretty dull and lifeless, although pleasantly fruity and rounded brew. 5336