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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3798) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2012
500 ml. bottle sampled @ 19de Nationale Bierhappening: pours an orange / darker amber, little head - smell is very impressive, sweet caramel, honey, bourbon, berries, sugar,... - taste is sweet caramel, toffee, warming bourbon, vanilla, thick malts, sugar, apples, some dark fruits, serious honey, light booze in the back - belgian strong ale / barley wine hybrid - creamy, lightly syrupy body, way better than expected an base beer - this is sweet Belgian goodness

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4604) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Keg @ Borefts 2012. The pour’s light hazy golden orange wwith a small head. The nose is of apple cider, some sweet bourbon and a splash of wood barrel. Forest fruit sweetness. The taste is soft apricot, more berry, borbon and caramel. Vanilla flavors. Boozy but not oppressively so. A restrained barrel treatment. Pretty tasty stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2012
Boreft Beer Festival 2012. Cloudy copper with no head. Aroma of dried fruit, with laquer, alcohol and a funky touch. Sweet, funky and yeasty flavour

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2012
Draught at Borefts BeerFest 2012. Cloudy red/brown - offwhite head. Sharpness, some bourbon, toasted, sweetness, herbal, bitterness, candy sweetness, caramel, fruity. A bit thin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (1209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
On tap at Borefts 2012. Pours a rusty orange with a small pale head. Aroma is dried fruits, honey, caramel, hint of banana. Sweet on the palate with some booziness on the finish. Taste is marmalade, honey, quince, hint of wood.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3268) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2012
On tap at Borefts beer festival, de Molen, day two. Hazy dark gold pour with a thin white head. Vanilla in the nose. Strong banana lacquer flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaartenRF10 (1597) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
Draft @ BBF’12
Hazy amber, beige head. Aroma mostly vanilla. Bit one-sided, not very complex barley wine. Some bourbon notes. Rather dry, not much sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8231) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
Draught @ Borefts 12. Lightly unclear orange color, no head. Smell sweetness, malts and lightly bourbon. Taste malts, sweetish and also only lightly bourbon. A bit disappointing. Medium body, low to medium carbo.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4020) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
Borefts 12. Hazy orange to copper colour, no head. Smells lots of wood, whiskey, sweet, some peat. Tastes sweet, bourbon, wood. Quite nice! Medium to full body, low fizzy carbo.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2012
tap at de molen ... copper ... thin white head ... soft sweet fruity toffee nose ... sweet fruits ... big bourbon... soft mellow fruit ... ok


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