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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: 131   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5160) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
Shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours hazy golden with no head at all. Aroma is malty, fruit and berries. Taste is dry, fruity with plums, lingering warmth malty finish. a good beer towards the end of the GT.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
htzpah (76) - - MAY 23, 2014
Amber honey appearance. Honey and sour apple nose. Sweet notes , raisins and apples.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of joergen/MiP/yespr. Clear golden with a dense off-white head. Sweetish aroma of fruit and a little wood. Sweetish fruity, lightly fusty notes with a woody touch. Vague tartness with a light bitterness in the finish. 200309

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5113) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2009
330ml Bottle - Hazy amber with a foamy head. Alcoholic aroma with peach and dried fruit. Fruity taste with peach, toffee, dried fruit and a moderate bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
Hazy amber with no head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, calvados, plums, alcohol and ripe fruits. Flavour was sweet with malty, caramel, fruits and alcohol notes. Finished sweet and boozy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2010
750ml bottle. Poured a medium golden color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of oaky woodiness, fruity, and yeasty. Tastes of more fruitiness/apples, yeast, some funkiness, spicy, lighter wood, and yeasty. Alcohol burn in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1370) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Interesting beer, though not entirely successful. The calvados barrel comes through with mostly sharp, boozy notes. Some green apple is lurking in there, but it’s just a bit harsh and mostly mixes in with the general fruitiness of the beer, which may be from the barrel - hard to tell. Aroma is a bit medicinal. Mustard is also fairly subtle and I mostly picked it up in the taste. Some caramel malt, some spice. Fairly dry. Mouthfeel is a tad thin but still pretty good. Not a bad looking beer - a cloudy yellow with a fizzy, dying head.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Tap. Pours hazy tawny with spare head, flat retention. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), light hops (woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of wood, alcohol, dates, brown sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toffee), light hops (woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of wood, alcohol, dates, brown sugar, and vanilla. Full body, high warmth, low carbonation and creaminess with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy peach color with a small white ring of bubbles. The aroma is tangy, tart fruits, woody, white grapes, with some herbal notes. The flavor has a burst of tart fruits, herbal, woody before the alcohol heat takes over. Much of the finish was dominated by alcohol. Medium bodied. Interesting, but too hot.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10543) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle at ACBF 2011. Unfortunately, I was served from a bottle that had been opened the day before, and it seemed like the beer was not in its best condition. Pours glowing gold with a few lonely bubbles. Juicy, sour aroma, slightly funky. Has an odd flavor, lightly tart, slightly buttery, lightly sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation, hot in the throat. Buttery finish, alcohol to spare, light dough, certainly warming. Wasn’t overly impressed.


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