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Brewed by Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Style: Barley Wine
Moen, Belgium
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RATINGS: 88   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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (342) - 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 (2381) - 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 (11022) - 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 (3542) - 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 (8035) - 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 (4565) - 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 (1271) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2013
Found back tasting notes from Borets Festival 2012. Only putting them in now. APPEARANCE: peach colored beer, small head. NOSE: vanilla immediately noticeable, wood, reminded me a little of white wine though. TASTE: very strong alcoholic aftertaste, lots and lots of vanilla, somewhat out of balance for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (5590) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2013
On tap at Haand 2013. Pours clear dark amber with a thin layer of bubbles. Aroma of bourbon, with some notes of acetone as well.Taste is alcoholic nutty malts, mixed with sweet honey. Not my kind of tea.


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