Melchior Oak Aged Calvados Barrel - Picobrouwerij Alvinne
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4.25/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,
A: Pours a hazy goldenrod with a soapy white head, leaving some nice lace.
S: Cider apples, wood, enjoyable.
T: The barrel character is quite overt here. It's almost like you're not drinking beer, the apple flavour takes over. Very cider like, green apple heavy, with notes of Belgian yeast.
M: Has the beer, not a cider mouthfeel. Medium/full-bodied, smooth and easy on the palate. Light carbonation. Really no hint of the 11.5%.
D: Any fan of hard cider should enjoy this. It's very flavourful and is making me a huge fan of Calvados aged beers the more I try them.
Serving type: on-tap
09-12-2010 23:26:56 | More by Halcyondays
3.9/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Bottle opened by weeheavysd. Thanks! Consumed on 12/13/2009 and poured into a snifter. The beer is hazy golden with a small white head.
The nose is very oaky, with notes of wheat, cereal grains, brandy, and ripe granny smith apples. The nose essentially translates to the flavor, with perhaps a little less oak. There's a light astringency on the palate. Notes of apples, grain, light phenols, and brandy are evident. The finish exhibits a slight alcohol burn.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2009 21:58:06 | More by HopHead84
4.38/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Sampled from the bottle at the Pre-ZBF fest at Alvinne. The beer poured a slightly cloudy, bright orange color with a vibrant white head. The nose is a bit fruity, some apples maybe, a touch of wood and a alcohol character. The taste gives a bit of spicy and wood. The alcohol taste comes through but mends well with the other flavors including a nice malt and fruit presence. As the beer warms a bit it opens up a strong alcohol character from the barrel aging. A very fine beer from Alvinne. This will get even better with some bottle time.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2009 20:29:37 | More by ggaughan
Melchior Oak Aged Calvados Barrel from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
86 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.