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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: 130   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13150) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle at the Alvinne pre Zythos event 09. Bit of apple on aroma, way too much apple in the mouth. Just a bit too muh stewed apple and green apple flavour for me. May settle down after a few months in bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2917) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13106) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle, 75cl, at RBNG-14 Grand Tasting. An unclear, golden colored beer, flat as a pancake. Berries, honey and a generic fruityness in the aroma. Pretty vinous too. Itís full-bodied and almost flat, with boozy notes. Apricots, honey, vinous booze and some faint peppery notes in the flavor. Lasting boozy finish. Not sure about this one, I like the vinous touch although itís too boozy, but then itís too boozy... Nice aromas and flavors though. 140215

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2578) - 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)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
Bottled at pre-Zythos bash, Alvinne, March 2009. Very murky pale orange colour. Sort of rubbery appley aroma. Almost cider-like. Lots of quite sweet vanilla oak and spirity notes that were rather dominant and didnít seem perfectly integrated into the beer. Some residual sweetness. Didnít really do it for me - possibly a bit green. Maybe one of the few beers that I think I might have appreciated more with some bottle age.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3681) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2010
Bottle @ Pre-ZBF. Clear orange pour, no head. Aroma of hops and wild yeast. Flavour is sour wild yeast with a bit too sweet champagneish wineish flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2010
750ml Bottle: Aroma of funk, alcohol, malt, wood, fruit, light apple, and slight vanilla. Poured a muddy amber/brown in color with a small, fizzy, off-white head that disappeared very quickly, but lasted around the edges. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet, medicinal, and alcoholic. Tastes of malt, alcohol, medicine, wood, vanilla, mustard, and some funk. Medium body. Oily texture. Average to slightly lively carbonation. Alcohol, mustard, wood, and medicine finish. Very alcohol hot. Very disappointing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
EugeneStraver (119) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2011
DBF Goes 20110320 (75 cl bottle): A dark yellow beer, slightly cloudy and hardly ni head (white). A nice aroma which is dominated by alcohol, calvados (apple, distilate), wood and vanille. A slightly sweet taste with a somewhat sharp alcohol, fruitness and some malt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vaiz (3259) - 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.


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