Alvinne Melchior Calvados Barrel Oak Aged

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Brewed by Brouwerij Alvinne
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Moen, Belgium

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.2
SinH4 (5900) - Garching b. M?nchen, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2017
Tap. Hazy amber color with beige head. Aroma is apples, barrel. Taste is apple funk, straw, dough, funky. High carbonation. Lots of calvados character indeed, but not for me.

3.5
Beerhunter111 (21987) - P´Castle, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2017
Sampled @ Borefts Beer Festival 2017. A hazy orange golden beer with a mid sized most good lasting off-white head. Aroma of strong reddish malt, red fruits. Taste of strong reddish malt, riped red fruits, wood, boozy.

3.6
sjogro (4574) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2017
Borefts 2017 day 2. Hazy bright orange copper amber with white head. Big sweet and sour grape most, caramel and muskat. Big sweet and moderate sour, mild bitter. Over medium body and soft carbonation.

4.2
Bierridder_S (1020) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2017
02/09/2017 @home - 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck. Hazy amber with medium light tanned head. Nose sweet malty, fruity, caramel, calvados. Taste is nice mix of the base beer spiciness from the mustard seeds, sweet caramel, calvados, fruity. Nice complex beer. 2017 bottle version seems to be better than the draught one.

3.7
90 (614) - BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2017 @ Beerlovers Bar. Alvinne Tap Takeover 2/09/2017 Aroma is very boozy and oak. Appearance is orange and murky. Taste is too boozy and too much oak, tastes old an a tad over-mature fruit. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this beer. Palate is full, flat and boozy.

4.1
rami_pl (4071) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 30, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Melchior Calvados Barrel Oak Aged by Brouwerij Alvinne at BXLBeerFest Owocki, figi, karmel, winne klimaciki, jest ciut szarlotkowo, alko ladnie schowane, slodkie i ciut kwaskowate, w caloksztalcie: klasa piwko

3.5
mariuspoenari (2924) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2017
Sampled at BLX Beer Fest. Semi-hazy amber pour with a beige head. Notes of grains, sherry, booze, oranges, citrus, dried fruit.

3.9
Alengrin (5554) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2017
At BXL Beerfest, cheers to Lu�s. Thickly lacing, egg-white, moussy, stable head over a misty chestnut brown beer with ruddy bronze hue. Aroma of overripe blue plums, almond, damp hay, cognac or indeed some calvados, sour grapes, some wet dog, vanilla-like wet oak, apple sauce, caramel, sherry. Sweet onset, lots of candied fig and dried banana aspects, sourish yellow plum touch bringing perfect balance, somewhat fizzy carbonation, but still smooth, full and slightly vinous mouthfeel. Thick caramelly and chestnutty malt body, lingering residual ’brown’ sugariness and fruit flavours, working towards a drying, mildly spicy finish (did not get explicit mustard seed though), herbal hop bitter ’kiss’, oaky tannins and a subtle yet unmistakable calvados flavour merging with a long, warming alcohol afterglow; some glue-like fusels as well but not over the top. Well-balanced, noble Belgian style barleywine (if such a thing exists - see Stille Nacht or Bush?), with strong quadrupel-like tendencies; nice to revisit a Melchior variant, it has been ages since I last had one. Well done Glenn!

3.4
martjoobolut (4857) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2017
Bxlbeerfest. Pours amber. Aroma is booze calvados, caramel, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fruits, calvados, malt. Finish is malty sweet and booze. Overall: ok, too boozy.

3.4
kermis (14273) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2017
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Draft at BXL Beer Fest, Brussels ’17. Slight hazy amber with a small off white head. Aroma of oak barrel, calvados, grapes, vanilla, malt and alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Above medium bodied with a huge alcohol finish spoiling it and soft carbonation.


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