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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: 133   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RuneStumo (2173) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2014
15.02.2014. 0,75l Bottle. RBNG-14. Golden colour with white head. Aromas of honey and malt. Strong beer with lots of alcohol. There is notes of honey, berries and some sweet caramelly malts. Good bitterness as vell. Good beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2009
Perfect looking beer! Deep deep clear light amber body, lots of very fine sparkle and a huge fluffy golden white head leaving thick lacing; A nose that definitely doesnt live up to the looks, lightly metallic with actually quite plain malt aromas, the fine calvados aromas shows them self in a very elegant mixed smooth and sharp way behind all the malts; The body is big and really showing itself but it is slightly confused, lots of malt fill, but this is mixed with quite a bit of sharp fruitiness, dont know if it is from the calva but it doesnt go well; Long finish that also has this slightly metallic touch, very balanced amount of pleasant aromas, again there is lots and lots of fruits almost acid like and I find it to much, the late aromas are really good and a pleasant mix of calvados and malts. Very interesting beer, but a little to far from perfect.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2009
Bottle with our Mes, cheers our kid. Murky orange with a few floaty bits, thin white head. Great smell, can really pick out the oak aging, apple, tarty ciderness. Flavoutr similar with a lovely sweet and sour finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6421) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Bottle at the Triple Rock Sour & BA Fest. Pours cloudy blonde with a nice beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a sweet malt flavor with some banana and a bitter oaky finish. The alcohol is well-hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2011
head: none
colour: light, yellow/orange/amber
smell: chinese sake, grapes, buttery, slightly peachy, french cuisine oranges sauce ( usually with duck ), alcohol, sweet
taste: apple, skunky malts, no carbonation !!! , alcohol, calvados !! clearly !!! , bittersweet, oily texture, dry end, alcoholic, aftertaste

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2011
5th March 2011
ACBF. Hazy gold beer, no real head. No carbonation. Even malt. Nice fresh apple calvados carries through start, mid and finish. Semi dry palate. Good stuff. Much stronger Calvados prescense than last years batch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7527) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle at First German Ratebeer gathering at Idar Oberstein. Lemon peel and Calvados aroma. Hazy golden yellow color with small head. Sweet and musty lemon and barley malt flavor. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Acquired in a trade with phaleslu! Pours a cloudy golden-orange color with white head. Aroma has loads of fruit like apple and peach. Some spice is there too. Taste is sweet with some underlying fruitiness and a little spice. Medium bodied and smooth. A little alcohol burn is there. Really pretty awesome and it exceeded my expectations considering the mustard seeds.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
On tap at the Stone Bistro (a few months back) listed as Calvados/Cognac Barrel. Pours with a crystal clear golden hued body with minimal head (just a white ring). Some very strong legs. Aromas are of honey and floral notes, and a whole lot of alcohol. Extremely strong and musty, apple, calvados, low spirit but strong wood. Very caramelized, boozy, light sulfur, dry currants, dates, sticky and tangy. Flavors are cidery, dry, boozy and big. Sulfur (medium), calvados, dry apple, bitter tannins, fusel. Boozy, and a bit thin. A bit of a champagne like character, except with lower carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (942) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
Beer share. Awesome aroma of lemon, grapefruit, cereal. Taste is lemony, apple (thanks for the pin point, simon). Nice and tart. Smokey. Quite dry finish.


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