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

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RATINGS: 148   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle at Pre-ZBF 2010. Cloudy golden - no head. Calvados, sweetness, apples, alcoholic, licorice, brandy, wheaty, sharpness, wooden, grapes, light yeasty.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vaiz (4429) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle at 3rd pre-ZBF. Pours clear orange with no head. Aroma of wine and some oak. Slightly sour flavor with the wine being too much present. Some fruits, slightly bitter finish but also with some sweetness. Too low carbonation. Its more of a wine than a beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11497) - Sborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
Bottled. Orange colourd. Unclear. Small beige head. Sourness, light yeast, some fruits and calva in the aroma. Flavour is sour and yeasty as well. loads of alcohol notable and wood as well. Tense grape and grass. Medium bodied. Sourish and grapy end. Not really something for me this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23793) - Malm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours an orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity and sweetish spicy calvados aroma with some woody hints. Sweetish warming spicy yeasty oak flavor with weak hints of calvados. Has a warming malty spicy woody finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Travlr. Red apple skin nose. Pours a cloudy, chunky from the yeast, bright, deep orange. Taste is like very good spiked unfiltered apple cider. Boozy, a bit syrupy on the palate. Very sweet with massive red apple character. Its pretty damn good but if blind tasting I would put in under ice cider or something.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (22024) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Hazy amber color, thin white head. Aroma of apple sauce and light spice. Taste is apples, cinnamon, some citrus. Interesting and complex, more like a cider than a beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - FEB 15, 2010
Bottle. A hazy medium to dark golden beer iwth a large, rocky, fully lasting white head. Nicely sour aroma, moderately malty and with notes of oak, apples, Calvados, roasted grains, flowers, alcohol and spices. The flavour is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Calvados is evident, but the balance is fairly good. Medium to full body, lively carbonation, long finish with medium bitterness, moderately alcoholic. Slightly better than the regular Melchior, normally Im not a fanatic of barrel aging, but this time was very well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (45092) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle 33cl.
Light unclear with mamy small to medium size body particles, a medium orange color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, overriped orange - apple, moderate yesty, moderate to light heavy alcoholic, wooden notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20090621]

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3383) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2009
dasilky1 tasting my bottle from a long ago international trade. Pours orangey with a tan ring. Nose is sweet with apple and oak. Taste is oaky, with sweet apple, very nice calvados barreled brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - DEC 14, 2009
dasilky tasting, weeheavy bottle i believe. bit of an odd color. calvados barrel flavors were intense. utopias flavors in a much more mellow, watered down version i thought. herb, cognac malt, carmel, boozie flavors. iodine, and again, for me, utopias flavors. bit of a stretch but this is one unique brew.


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