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

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (2353) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 5, 2014
Copper colour with an off white head that quickly diminishes, dissapearing in a few minutes. Aroma is strong bourbon and barrels, notes of caramel and toffee, red fruits are also present. Flavor is dominated by bourbon from the beginning to the end; red ripe fruits are present woth intense notes of caramel and raisins, moderate sweet at the beginning with a final mild bittery with medium duration. The final is dominated by bourbon notes and some toffee and caramelish hints with a good duration in the mouth.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (365) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
Beautifully hazy amber colour with a creamy beige head. Nose has strawberry, caramel, honey, spices and alcohol. Complex taste with malts, sweet and dried fruits, honey, caramel, some sourness and coffee. Balanced/nicely present bourbon and some bitterness in the aftertaste. Firm, oily body with lively carbonation. Special!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (3121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
50cl bottle. It pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy woody bourbon aroma with some yeasty hints. Sweetish malty spicy vanilla bourbon flavor with hints of caramel and yeast. Has a sweetish malty spicy woody vanilla and bourbon finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11257) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2013
Sample at Haand 2013. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is bourbon, malt, hop, alcohol. Flavour is bourboun malt, hop, fruit, alcohol, sugar, caramel. Full body. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harbert (98) - leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2013
Complex aroma, marmelade, bourbon, vanille, gedroogd fruit, marsmellows en een beetje nagellak. De afdronk is zoet en droog, zodat het niet plakkerig wordt.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3630) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2013
bottle at david’s tasting. pours amber, white foam . smell is sweet, bourbon. much carbo, sweet. sugary . ok..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (8274) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2013
Draught @ Haand Ølfestival 2013
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, alcohol, dried fruits, oak and vanilla. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long vanilla, oak and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4619) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2013
Sampled @ Haand 2013. Practically clear golden body with a thin off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, perfume (Bourbon) and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and alcoholic, some acidity, wood and quite dominating Bourbon. Full body and alcoholic aftertaste. Very nice in smaller amounts, otherwise pretty heavy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foffern (1304) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy deep mahogny colour with a big whipped eggwhite-like beige head which fades fast. The aroma is filled with leather, dried fruit, liqour and with some oak, vanilla, rye bread and sweet malt. The flavour is still pretty sweet with a lot of alcohol. Slick mouth feel, and has a light bitterness. I think the ale lacks complexity, and there’s too much alcohol touch in my opinion.


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