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Alvinne Málaga Reserva
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Brewed by Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Style: Barley Wine
Moen, Belgium
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barley Wine aged in Málaga Moscatel Barrel.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DutchDrebus (4070) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle @ ZZT8:BBT1. Amber to copper colour with a small white head. Smells iron, very sweet, malts, herbs. Tastes awefully sweet, raisins. Horrible. Full body, low carbo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4053) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
On tap @ Haand Festival 2013. Deep amber-brown body, small off-white head. Aroma is slightly sour oak, caramel tones, vinous raisin notes and hints of gooseberries. Taste is tart vinous notes up front, then sweet caramel, burnt sugar and hints of wood, toffee and red berries. Warming alcohol. Full body, medium carbonation. Nice barley wine.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (4032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2013
Sampled draft @ ZBF 2013. Dark amber with a red hue and thick beige head. Nose is sweet caramel, toffee, very sticky sweet wine, huge jam, red fruits sticky,… Taste is sweet jam, jammy very sweet red wine, very thick malts, caramel, sticky barrel, booze, very sweet berries, toffee, huge jam,… Very sticky,… Not too shabby, bit surprised by the sweetness.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (3901) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2013
(draught) pours a hazy deep copper colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of cactus juice, plums, light brown sugar and vanilla, with a hint of roasted malts, banana and bubble gum. flavour is mostly caramel, raisins, roasted malts and burnt toffee, with a hint of alcohol. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle @ Alvinne Proeflokaal. Reddish brown coloured beer with no carbonation and no head. Special fruity almost cognac fruity hinted oaky aroma. Full palate. FInish is bitter fruity, rather alcoholic hinted. Not bad though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2856) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2013
Clear reddish brown colour, white head. Aroma of nuts, raisins, apple and white wine. Sweet flavour, raisins and malts. Sweet finish, apple, raisins and sweet white wine. Decent brew.
(From 50cL bottle @ ZZT-ish VIII / BBT I. Thanks for sharing, joes!)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2013
@ Zythos 2013. A clear brown colored beer, with a thick beige head. The aroma of malt with caramel notes of chocolate and wood. The taste of sweet fruits, prunes with caramel and alcohol. The aftertaste is sweet with a little bitter and alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of Benzai, @ Dean sticky floor tasting 2. Aroma is dark ripe fruits, malts and caramel. Flavour is medium sweet with a fruity touch. Quite good, well balanced. Nice brew. .

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Barley wine matured on Malaga Moscatel barrels, with creamy, yellowish white, surprisingly stable head and hazy bronze colour. Utmost complex aroma with so many things going on: chocolate, grapes, kahlua, sage, oak, caramel, bitter honey, candi syrup, banana liqueur, cake, with everything in perfect balance. Fruity and citrussy onset, dryish with slick, vinous mouthfeel, caramel and honey, deeply malty, aromatic spicy hops in the finish with a woody accent and very agreeable, cognac-like warming alcohol. Complexity is one thing, managing to get all those flavours blend with each other is another. Alvinne succeeded in doing just that, so that I have no other choice but to rank this among the best barley wines I ever tasted. And I love barley wines, so...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle, shared with Mathieu87. < Zombier >. APPEARANCE: dark red/brown beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: sour, fruity, wood, caramel, some malts. TASTE: sour, little fruity, sweet, caramel, nothing special. Decent, but little too expensive for what it is.


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