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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: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


3.7
   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 (7896) - 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 (1196) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1569) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
Hazy light brown with off white head - Sweet malt aroma - Good malt body that is sweet and there is hints of wood as well - Sweet finish - This was good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11960) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at RBNG-14. Golden colour with no head. Aroma is oak, malt, hop, berries. flavour is vinous, malt, oak, alcohol, berries, caramel. Full body. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
david1956 (14) - - SEP 1, 2014
Pours a slightly cloudy straw amber with one finger of off-white head. Nose is lightly acidic with a large brett presence, pineapple and fresh cut citrus. Flavor is really nice, very dry and citrusy. Zesty with fresh pineapple and heavy brett influence. Lightly tannic and cider, definitely an apple component to this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (33873) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
33 cL bottle. Pours slight cloudy orange with a small white head. Dry malty and slight wooden to a minor metallic note in the aroma. Solid alcohol presence and mild spiced to dry flavoured. Bitter and yet fruity too. Medium dry into the far finish. Does display and nice fruity flavour and multiple layers of calvados flavours.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22542) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle at PreZBF at Alvinne. Cloudy amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, spices and alcohol. Fruity flavour of caramel, grapes, dreid fruits, spices, oak and caramel. Finish of oak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10864) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2009
Bottle from Joes. Orange color, hay. Malt oak and apple in the aroma. malty, alcoholic flavor with apple and calvados. Just hints of dried fruit and oak. Full bodied. Pleasant brew, has some complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (16652) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2009
Bottle at home.. HUGE thanks to Ian for this one ... foamed on opening so quite hazy amber ... bubbly white head... sweet yeasty light spice nose ... rich spirit ... little toffee ... big resiny apple ... yeast ... pine ... this is a big body boozy bomb ... but the balance is quite nice ... real richness ... nice to drink like a nip.


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