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

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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle, shared by OleR. A big, dense, off-white head sits on top of a clear, amber colored body. The aroma has some notes of alcohol, not much considering the ABV, with a touch of bourbon, but not much vanilla. There’s also piney hops, fruityness and a light caramel maltyness. A bit heavy on the carbonation, it’s full-bodied, semi-sweet and lightly warming on the palate. Bitter flavor with some sweetness as well as pine cones, resins and caramel. Lasting finish. A really nice one, well worth a revisit. 121201

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Pours a hazy and dark copper beer with a weak white head. The aroma is weak with malt, caramel, bread, fruit and berries. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall an average beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spkevin (395) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2012
Beer #6 at BBF12. Wow. This is a strong one. Interesting Barley Wine. Wood and vanilla notes. Lots of bourbon hints. Bitter, spicey. Weird hints. Very interesting. Makes me want to try the original Melchior.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
On tap at Borefts 2012, Bodegraven. Pours moderately hazy caramel-gold with a fine, white cream head. Sugary malt aroma with punches of honey and toffee. Big sweet flavor with honey, toffee, apples, light alcohol, fruitcake. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with mild warmth, sticky sugars, mellow dry wood, ripe apple, rich bread. Quite well rounded and not too cloying.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3591) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
On tap @ Borefts 2012. The last beer @ Borefts 2012. Random that it’s this one really. It has a lovely glowing plum-red colored one with a small bubbly just off-white top. On the nose it’s sweet and caramel fruity. Strong frozen and concentrated strawberries with some cherries-like fruitiness. Quite nice. Strong and some what, no make that really warming! Oh! Boozy-strong with loads of alcohol! Al$ost burning my throat swallowing this. Light fruity as well with a soft lemonade hint. To boozy and warming to really enjoy. 30.09.2012

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
noelM (158) - Málaga, Andalusia, SPAIN - NOV 1, 2012
Cerveza con bastante sabor y aroma a Bourbon, quizá demasiado. El sabor a alcohol es inevitable. Muy rica.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3567) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2012
Tasted at the 4th BBF @ de Molen. Hazy orange pour. Aroma of vanilla, fruity, leather and some alcohol. Flavor is slightly harsh, alcohol and bourbon. Fruity, sweet and strong. Off balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1771) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2012
On tap @ In De Wildeman. Amber to red color, slightly hazy. Off white head. Aroma’s: oak, vanilla, dried fruit, retronasal: some bourbon, sweet fruit. Flavor is medium sweet with wood tones. Medium bodied. Finishes woody and medium bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2165) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2012
On tap @ BBF 2012. Hazy amber with a small white head. Malty with vanilla notes. Malt, fruit and vanilla. Full body with a nice balanced finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3390) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2012
On Tap @ Borefts Bierfestival 2012/ It smells bourbon barel intensive. The taste is bourbon intenisve, creamy-alcoholic, earthy, malty-creamy, alcoholic. 11/12/11/13/-/12


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