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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 86   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11021) - 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 (13227) - 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 (1112) - 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 (3018) - 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 (1542) - 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 (7219) - 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 (3790) - 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 (13921) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
30th September 2009
On tap at Borefts I. Hazy amber beer. Softish but dry palate. Rich malt with some repressed fruit. Spicy alcohol. Can’t really taste much bourbon. Finishes dry and with more spicy alcohol. Okay but lacks something. Gets sweeter,

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 8, 2011
Trockener heller Antrunk, in dem eine süßliche Alkoholnote und eine dazu passende Malznote aufeinandertreffen. Dazu wenig hopfig. Im Mittelteil durch den spürbar stärkeren Alkohol intensiver und würziger, süß. Auch im weiteren Verlauf ist der Alkohol stark. Dies passt in weiten Teilen, wird zum Ende aber überstrapaziert. Etwas brotig, die Süße ist etwas klebrig. Darüber hinaus deutlich würzig nach Kräutern, etwas Honig. Ein intensives und stark kräuterbetontes Bier. 9/12/8/12/13/13


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