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Alvinne Melchior Bourbon Barrel Oak Aged

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Brewed by Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Style: Barley Wine
Moen, Belgium
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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Melchior, aged for several months on bourbon barrels. Bottled without refermentation.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1052) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014
dense beige head. brown colour. aroma is boozy, vanilla, caramel, toffee, coconut, lactic acid. taste like aroma, tanines wry aftertaste. medium body and carbonation. bottle 50cl / bbf sep-2017

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2463) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Bourbon barrel-aged Melchior, very limited. Thick, creamy head over a deep copper beer with orange hue, hazy. Complex sweet and spicy bouquet, appetizing, white grapes, gooseberry, pear, vanilla, pepper, cloves, candi syrup and indeed bourbon, wood. Fruity, full taste, apricot, pear, grapes, caramelly and honeyish malt sweetness, becoming more complex in the finish with tannins, woody dryness, floral hops and agreeable, whisky-like alcohol warmth. The wood ageing clearly did this beer good, a very fine barley wine this is.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (800) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
500ml bottle Appearance: hazy amber with a good beige head. of 1,5 finger ok retention Aroma: caramel, toffee, dried fruit, vanilla, wood and bourbon Taste:.Medium Sweet vanillaa with hay folloowed by oak and allmonds with some caramel which finishes dry more bitter and alcoholic. The switch in palate is abit harsh from sweet to harsh dry.which is not for eveyone. Medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1267) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2014 500 ml bottle at home. Barreled on Wild Turkey and/or Maker’s Mark I reckon. Anyhow - it’s good! Vanilla, tart fruit and fruity barrel notes (chestnut, caramel...). Nice medium body, a tad alcohol heat, but rich flavours.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2753) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
Bottled. Pours amber with a small, laicing beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dried fruit, vanilla, wood and bourbon notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied, oily to syrupy texture and soft carb. An excellent barley.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1514) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 26, 2014
Cervesa molt avinada, té molt toc al bourbon, correcte. Cerveza muy vinada, tiene mucho toque al bourbon, correcta.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (2419) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
24.04.2014, 0,5l bottle @ BBGTC tasting:
Soft gusher, big fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, caramel malts, sugar, hay, oak, mild sweet bourbon, almond essence. Taste is sweet and harsh, mild sweet bourbon, almond essence, hay, oak, weeds, caramel. Medium bitterness, dry harsh mouthfeel. Meh!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4236) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Deep cloudy amber body with a small white head. Nose is vanilla, oak, mild bourbon tones, alcohol and hints of caramel and fruity esters. Taste is burnt sugar, vanilla, caramel, mild bourbon tones, oak and hints of sugars. Medium body and carbonation. Pretty nice, though not outstanding.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (786) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
Pours a coppery with a large fluffy head. Aroma is slightly alcoholic, sweet malty, oak and bourbon. Taste is moderate sweet, with light wood and light toast. Medium to full bodied with medium co2 levels.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle. Bourbon barrel taste light, aroma marzipan bit, very smooth and easy to drink. Fruity, rich and full. Bit sweet, Was quite toasted at this stage. Seems like I liked it.


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