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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2011
750 ml bottle @ redlight redlight. Funky oaky aroma with sour mustard aromas. Pours a hazy orange with no head. Oaky upfront with hints of mustard and hints of brandy with some citrus and apple notes as well. Very smooth and sweet. Very interesting and different!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2011
On tap at the 2011 Max’s Belgian Fest: Pours a clear deep golden amber with a spotty-lacing ring of white bubbles. Has a big complex sweet cognac and oak nose with light fruity toffee. Starts with pretty good fullness and mild carbonation with light grape and apple fruitiness before a thinner warming finish. Pretty unique and complex brew, but could be a little more drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1775) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Hazy cider colored with very little head. Aroma is like a cider fermented with brett. Sweet and spicy with that pleasant pineapple and barn. Taste is the same, with more bretty bitterness and tannic woodiness well after the finish. Some warming alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5220) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Cap shows "MELCHIOR CALV2 14 JUN 2016 Lot 9 JI". Label says 11% ABV. Pours rusty amber with a short smattering of tan bubbles on the surface. Aroma is green apple, grape skins, wet oak, white wine, dried fruit and funky yeast. Hints of sour fruit as well. Taste is big oak notes, faint vanilla, caramel, sour fruit notes, unripe berries, grape skins, faint apple, damp earth, funky yeast and faint caramel. Body is light-medium with very soft carbonation. Dry mouthfeel especially during the finish. Ends with more grape skins, white wine, green apple, wet oak, funky yeast, sour berries, candied fruit, light earthiness and soft caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle. Light brown coloured beer with a reddish hint. Very light carbonation and a very small white head. Special, light sour fruity hinted aroma with a short malty touch. Full palate. Finish is sour sweet and fruity hinted with short touches of oak, herbs and malts. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (2734) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2012
amber coloured body with a white head a fruity malty aroma a malty fruity sweet caramel little sour taste with a alcholic bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
A light,clear amber pour, small off white head. Aroma is all over the place! Tons of brandy notes, woody, herbal notes, some earthy aromas as well. Sweet and boozy up front on the flavor, some interesting herbal flavors and spice. Finishes warm.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Pouring at Where the Wild Beers Are. Pours a hazed apricot amber with a thin white head. Soft wood, apples, musk. Super sweet, musky and woody. Wood, musk, caramel, light toast. Musk and wood with some funk. Didn’t really stand out in any way.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1159) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
Cloudy orange with absolutely no head. Aroma is sour candy, earthy wood, baked apple. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate. Taste is baked apple, wood, pear, caramel, fruit, lemon meringue pie.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle shared by Dan. Aroma is dulled hops; citrus, and resin; oak, peach and mustard. Pours chunky and murky with small chunky film. Looks like cider sludge. Taste is pleasant with peach notes, vanilla oak, slight bar mustard and a resin hop finish. Nice enough but I was unimpressed.


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