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

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Melchior, aged for several months on bourbon barrels. Bottled without refermentation.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wekker84 (1750) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2011
330 ml bottle a cloudy dark yellow colored beer with a white head aroma fruits wood yeast some bourbon and caramel taste fruits orange wood spices caramel some wood and some yeast

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2010
(Bottled) Tartness and wet wood in the nose with pale maltiness and aromatic hops. Lightly vinous flavor with pale malt, tartness, some sugar, vanilla, pear and lime notes, not too sweet. Alcohol fully hidden. I would call this a success - quite balanced and enjoyable. 4467

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
A: The pour is a slightly hazy golden straw color with a bit of yeast sediment finding its way into the glass. S: Quite a bit of bright fruit notes in the nose. I pick up some apples, pears, lemons, and maybe even some white grapes. The bourbon/vanilla is subtle, as is the oak. T: The fruit character is just as prevalent on the palate. The bourbon comes through a bit more and provides a bit of warmth and some vanilla flavor. Lots of white grapes and apples really stand out and keep this one "light" for such a strong beer. M: The body is surprisingly light (in a good way) for such a potent beer. Good carbonation, which I was not expecting either. D: This was dangerously easy to drink. I think I was the only person that was a real big fan of this one at the tasting, but I thought it was quite interesting, especially compared to American bourbon barrel beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 4, 2010
33 cL bottle, courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours hazy yellow, small yeast floaties and a minimal bubbly and white head. Aroma is dense fruity, apples and winegrapes. Dry and slight smoked touch. Sweet honey like flavoured mixed with a distinct wooden and bourbon flavour. Slight citric and apple fruity into a lasting and warming wooden and bourbon flavoured finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
Cloudy golden with a medium off white head. Aroma had barnyard, wood and malty notes. Sweet flavour with barnyard, malt, caramel, wood, vanilla and bourbon notes. Finished sweet. Reminded me of a sweet Gueuze.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
Bottled. A hazy golden with a bit of sediment floating around under a thin off-white head. The aroma has strong notes of brettanomyces, wood, stable, and lemon - reminding me of a gueuze. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, brettanomyces, wood, and citrusy hops as well as light notes of bourbon, leading to a lightly bitter finish. A very delicate beer. Thanks KimJohansen for sharing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours golden with a slight haze and a white head. Sweet Bourbon notes. Solid body, sweet fruity and malty, woody and sweet vanilla accents with some warming alcohol. Quite pleasant. 030410

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2010
Bottle 75cl. @ Borefts Beer Festival 2009 - De Molen.
Light unclear medium orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, fruity, apples and tropical fruit, dried fruit - berry, alcohol, moderate bourbon. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20091030]

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Small bottle thanks to GlennC! Wow, I can already tell I’m going to love this, these are my favorite types of beers. Pours a clear bright orange with a fine fizzy white bubbly froth. Aroma is fantastic! bright juicy orange tangerine, very bright, notes of vanilla with a great bourbon note, love it! Flavor is same but just a tad hot, juicy tangerine, very bourbon forward which is fine by my, has enough bright citrus to make it really nicely offset. Medium/light bodied with sharp carbonation a bit sugary. I really really really love this beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2010
Bottle. 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.


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