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Alvinne Melchior Bourbon Barrel Oak Aged

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Brewed by Brouwerij Alvinne
Style: Barley Wine
Moen, Belgium
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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Melchior, aged for several months on bourbon barrels. Bottled without refermentation.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (9998) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2016
500ml bottle picked up at Vinmonopolet Vika three years ago. Huge, rocky off-white head with fine retention. Unclear dark apricot coloured body. Clingy lacing. Caramel, oak and bourbon aroma. Comprehensive taste profile of caramel, dried fruits, earth and bourbon. Warming alcohol on the swallow. Well bodied. Decent, heavy sipper (shared with Finn and djoeye at a session in Tromsø, 01.02.2016).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (5563) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2016
Flaske 500ml spandert av Rune. Delt med ham og djoeye i WCveien 1 Feb 15. Småhissig. Gylden. Uklar. Høyt tett skum som flater helt ut. Litt lacing. Lett søt alkoholisk aroma. Smaken er mandler. Blir svakt syrlig etter hvert.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (2879) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2016
Look; persistent foam off white, dark hazy apricot amber body. Sediments. Aroma; belgian caramellic bourbonish malty scents. Taste; strong spirited malts, fruity stuff, spicy caramel - finishes with the bourbon touch. Palate; powerful. Overall; bourbonish. [Btl@Session w Rune&Finn, BB.sep2017]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cervmagpt (513) - PORTUGAL - DEC 22, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 26D, adapted). Bottle 50 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: a mixture of barrel (woodsy and alcoholic), some wild bacteria notes with a slightly sweet background. some fruity notes. APPEARANCE: ambar color and hazy with material in suspension. medium ivory head with average retention and lacing. TASTE: slight caramel notes with an alcoholic presence. background of cask. low bitterness with a semi-sweet finish. PALATE: medium-light body with medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: a belgian beer aged in bourbon barrels with some interesting (but confusing) notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (2102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2015 Bottle. Pours red copper with beige head. The head stays for some moments. Aroma is sweet, malts, fruits, caramel. Flavor is sweet, malt, caramel, fruits, apples, bourbon. Finish is dry bitter with some alcohol. Overall: ok, drinability isn’t very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (2236) - ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2015
Reddish amber beer, medium to small off-white head. Nose is bourbon, booze, oak, sweetness, apples. Flavor is boozy bourbon, peaches, caramel, toastiness. Finishes with tons of booze, fruity caramel, barley toastiness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zekada (427) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours Amber with a small beige head. Aroma is strong with alcohol and bourbon. Taste is sweet and strong with malt and bourbon. Palate is slick and drinkable. Overall a pretty nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (2343) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Ölföreningens julölsprovning 2014. Smak och doft av malt, karamell, brunt socker, honung, smörkola, vanilj, bourbon. Fruktig, stickig känsla som tar ner helhetskänslan, fin beska.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours a veiled orangeish brown with a short lived white head. Aroma is brown sugar, wood and alcohol. Flavor is bread, cinnamon, white sugar, vanilla and peach. Finish is alcohol, lingering booze. Medium to full body, strong carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (3386) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
Bottle. Copper color, virtually no head. Aroma of vanilla and raisin. Taste is sweet at first, with vanilla and raisin, after that the bourbon kicks in with some mildly sharp booze, some bitter hops in the finish as well. Nice, but a bit thin, could use more depth in body and flavor.


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