bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2013
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, calvados, orange, dried apricot, and some wood. Flavor of oak, cardboard, caramel, toffee, vinous, calvados, and nuts. shigadeyo (3818) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
abemorsten (3683) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
1/27/2011: Alvinne The Oak Melchior (Ale brewed with
mustard seeds and aged in oak [Calvados] barrels)... Aroma: Crisp,
tart, alcoholic; funky and herbal with just a tinge of sweetness.
Appearance: Murky deep gold color; thin off-white ring of foam around
the edges. Flavor: Sweet, pale malts in the front with fruity
undertones; lots of alcohol through the nose; dry, oaky and herbal
from the middle through the finish; unfortunately, I can’t pick out
the mustard seed... Palate: Medium-full, not really smooth - PASTY
is a good way to describe it, but not bad; slightly sticky on the
lips. Overall: Pretty good, but I would have liked to have the mustard seed show through to really make this one unique.
1 pint, 9.4 fl. oz. bottle (11% alc./vol.) shared by Tmoney99.
Thanks Tom! Rating #115 for this beer.
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting courtesy of Meskenissen. Misty orange golden body. Well balanced beer with honey and fruits and spicy notes. Dry tongue. Reynolds314 (3472) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Mustard nowhere. Pours brown ruby with little head. Very Belgian strong with sweet candied fruits, plum, caramel, nutty malty ness, sweet with a drying oaky finish. mR_fr0g (13977) - 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.
ClubGonzo (5683) - 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. 77ships (11479) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2017
Thank you for sharing RB Crew! Sampled draft @ GBF 2017. Murky brownish orange with only a few bubbles. Nose is rotting dark fruits, boozy with spoiled fruit, murky messy malt, sugar. Taste is alcoholic soap, overripe fruit, lots of rotting fruit notes, spoiled oak, dark fruit, too alcoholic. Body is soap, lacking carbonation, very messy. Far too messy, lacking carbonation, spoiled fruit. This treatment didn’t fully work for me but others quite liked it. Maakun (6710) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2017
Tap at BXL festival. Hazy amber with small off white head. Alcohol, spicy calvados, strong caramel, dried red fruits, toffee, bitter herbs. Over medium sweet and bitter. Full bodied. kermis (14955) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2017
7 3 8 2 14martjoobolut (5337) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2017
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.
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.