Brewed by Brouwerij Alvinne
Style: Barley Wine
Moen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Melchior, aged for several months on bourbon barrels. Bottled without refermentation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (1766) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle, lot 602. Pours dark golden with a red hue and quite some residue, with a big creamy head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts, with bread, kandi and oak, as well as raisins and dark fruits. Medium body, creamy texture, with average to fizzy carbonation. Flavour is sweet roasted malts, with grain, kandi and toffee, as well as wooden barrels, vanilla, tobacco and notes of alcohol. Notes of oak barrels, tannins and dark fruits throughout the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seynie (354) - Tienen, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2015
Hazy amber with a huge white head. Gushing out of the bottle in fact. Smoke, tanninnes, vanilla, alcohol, Port., spices. Full body. Nice finish, Port like

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (7723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
bottle shared by albatross, thanks dude! pours hazy/cloudy dark golden orange with a very nice eggshell white, good retention and lacing. buttery caramel and spices, quite spicy and peppery in fact, floral and perfumey booze, tasty demerara - controlled level of sweetness, oak - tannins. average carbonation, medium body - oily; slightly boozy, tannic and spicy finish. interesting BA spicy strong belgian- blends in well with bourbon woodiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hammerhead01 (68) - Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
50cl bottle. Pours dark amber with very small white head. Aroma of vailla, coconuts and sweet. Medium carbonation with nice and round mouthfeel. Oak, Vanilla and some fruity notes in taste. Warm finish due to alcohol. Very nice and enjoyable Barley.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3323) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Flaska från beernavigator drucken på ölföreningen. Å ena sidan lite väl stark och stickig, men å andra sidan när den värmst upp finns förutom bourbon och vanlijsmakerna fina fruktiga smaker av päron, vita söta druvor, honung en liten jästig kryddighet. Riktigt trevlig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1566) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4529) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (2015) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1723) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (4032) - 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.

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