shigadeyo (3296) - 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.
abemorsten (3263) - 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.
Reynolds314 (2880) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mustard nowhere. Pours brown ruby with little head. Very Belgian strong with sweet candied fruits, plum, caramel, nutty malty ness, sweet with a drying oaky finish.
mR_fr0g (5777) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 10/08/2014 Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. Aroma is hot alcohol, sollent, sharp apple, beerry. Haxed golden coloured pour with a loose white head. Some honey on the nose. Flavour is tart apple, granny smith, biscuity malts. Palate is semi-sweet, slight tart /sharp on the tongue.
madsberg (10801) - 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 (14258) - 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 (5364) - 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.
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - JUN 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fra flaske, dufter let syrlig af egetræ... grumset.... smagen er let syrlig med egetræ smag... eftersmagen er dejlig ... humle... og egetræ.... ialt i alt en dejlig øl!
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBESG 2010, bottle at Brasserie 4:20
Gushing bottle. Cloudy blond color. Light aroma of malt and wallnuts. Sweetish malt flavor, with light Calvados and nutty touch. The alcohol can be clearly perceived. Good but a bit boozy.
suprchunk (2666) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, dark amber/honey, bordering on light mahogany color. What started as a big white head quickly collapsed to a thin layer of bubbles. Little bit of lacing left behind. Smells sour, earthy. Like a gueuze. I’m guessing there is some brett in there. Little apple-y sweetness in there. Very much an alcohol presence. After that fades there is a very sweet brandy flavor, mixed with a peppery, cinnamony spiciness. An almost dry mouthfeel that quickly gives way to a sweet mouthfeel. Earthy. None of the sour aroma comes through in the taste, but it might be another gusher given some time.