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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: 38   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barley Wine aged in Málaga Moscatel Barrel.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7809) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2013
Draught Small, if rather stable head, cream, over brown-ruby beer, not opaque. Old brandy, brandycake with preserved fruit, dried fruit on brandy. Sweet, alcoholic, but with a wry, burr-like finish. Wood, solvent or woodstainer, severe. Very thick, well-bodied, oily-viscous feel. Sever, but great. Loved it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4786) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2014
Sampled from tap@Haand Fest 2013. Deep orangey amber body. Low sand-colored head. Sourish vinous aroma with notes of dark dried fruits, currants and tart cherries. Medium to full body. Oily on the palate. Taste is nicely balanced dry/sweet, vinous and fruity. Alcohol warmth in lasting complex finish. Highly drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4401) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2013
Sampled @ Haand 2013. Hazy reddish orange with a tan head. Aroma is vinous alcoholic with dry fruit and caramel malt. Flavor is sweet, fruit and berries, sweet malt and alcohol in the range of port vine or sherry. Full body and almost sticky sweet aftertaste with warming alcohol. A bit too sweet and boozy, but somehow quite pleasant in smaller amounts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (7301) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle @ Sticky floor tasting II. A bit hazy red color, medium sized quickly diminishing beige head. Don’t get too much aroma other than malts and overripe fruits. Taste malts, alcohol, overripe fruits, a touch of sweetness, wood. Full body, medium carbonation. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2452) - 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. .

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Draft at Barcelona festival. Hazy amber maroon color, medium white head. Aroma of sweet port wine. Taste is port, caramel, light summer fruit. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10252) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2013
Sample at Haand 2013. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is wine, yeast, dried fruits. flavour is wine, yeast, alcohol, dried fruits, berries, caramel. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2013
On tap at Haand Festival. Unclear body, dark amber in color and with a two-finger off-white head. The aroma is vinous, with alcohol, figs and raisins and some vinegar notes. The flavor has a decent bitterness, vinous alcohol and dark dried fruits. Bitter, lighlty sweetish finish. Full-bodied, dryish and with a nice carbonation level. Vinous, lasting finish. A quite pleasant one, showing how well barrel ageing can be done. 130525

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1643) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11128) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
Tap @ ZBF 2013.
Pours clear nice amber with a small, bubbly, off-white film head. Aroma has caramel malts, light toasted, oak, grapes and alcohol. Low carbonation, light dry and quite oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sticky sweet, grapes, vinious, toasted. A bit too sweet and strong to really excel.


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