Alvinne Melchior Calvados Barrel Oak Aged

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Brewed by Brouwerij Alvinne
Style: Barley Wine
Moen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmrmwel (1918) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle, shared with BBGTC, enjoyed two years after bottling. Pours slightly cloudy, dark golden, with almost no head. Aroma is sweet malty notes, with berries, wine grapes, tannins and stone fruits, as well as wooden barrels. Medium body, with very soft carbonation. Flavour is malts with cereals, toffee, honey and kandi, almond notes, berries, tannins and wooden barrels.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (5123) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2017 11.01.2017, 0,75l bottle @ BBGTC tasting: Tiny bubbly shortlasting head, hazy. Aroma is slightly dry grassy, weeds, grass, minerals, apple peel, alcohol, bark, apple cores, paper, hay, almond essence. Taste is slightly dry sour-ish mineraly, weeds, bark, minerals, grass, oak, yeast, fruit stones, almond essence, apple peel, hay, apple cores, paper. Medium bitterness, slightly sour-ish mineraly mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (5576) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle, shared by BBGTC. Pours a hazy copper-hued orange body with a miniscule white head. Nose is caramel, toffee, port wine, raisins, wood, alcohol and hints of figs, nougat and calvados. Taste is caramel, red fruits, mustard, boozy calvados notes, nougat and hints of toffee, port wine and burnt sugar. Full body, soft to low carbonation. Decent enough, with subtle calvados notes coming through with even more subtle mustard seed hints. Pretty nice, but a bit boozy and too low on carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OllieBBommel (1532) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2016
Appearance: deep dark brown with beige head; Aroma: roasted malt, vague apples; Taste: bittersweet, some sour; Palate: mouth warming, lasting body, medium carbonation; Overall: very nice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (1095) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Slightly hazy Amber color with light ring of head. Beautiful soft tart white grape like aromas. Nice smooth grain, wood tartness accompanied underlying spice. So much to taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4569) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2015
Warm golden colour, white head. Aroma of apple, calvados and malts. Sweet apple flavour, malts, apple sauce. Finish apple and wood.
(from bottle @ Sunday Bottle Share, CBC Clerkenwell; RBESG 2014, London)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4216) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
From my backlogg: RBESG 2014 in London, Sunday Tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Hazy golden beer with an offwhite head. Sourish citrus fruity caramell calvados vinous aroma. Sourish woody calvados dark fruits grapes flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (4424) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 24, 2015
Initial cider aroma, sour apples. Definitely fruity. Murky orange amber pour, silky sand head, completely coats the glass. More fruit in the taste, far away from normal BW territory. Slick, silky body, slippery, no burn. Very deceiving. Tasty, waiting for the kick. Apples in the finish as well. I will probably regret this tomorrow.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (8915) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Light sweet malt and apple aroma with light oak. Calvados and malt flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Calvados and spice linger with light malt.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (10580) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 10/08/2014 Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. Aroma is hot alcohol, sollent, sharp apple, beerry. Haxed golden coloured pour with a loose white head. Some honey on the nose. Flavour is tart apple, granny smith, biscuity malts. Palate is semi-sweet, slight tart /sharp on the tongue.


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