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


on tap

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RATINGS: 91   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32988) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10350) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29956) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25079) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36362) - 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]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
17thfloor (2434) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17904) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Travlr (13697) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Glenn at the brewery. Thanks! A: Deep orange color with an edge head and little lacing. S: Subtle aroma of whisky with notes of caramel, butterscotch and light smoke. T: Flavor starts sour, then orange peel and coriander show up. Sour. Bourbon is subtle, mostly evident in the finish. M: Good body. D: Superb, to be sought after. Can’t wait to see more variants.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (8095) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2009
Small off-white head over dullish peach-coloured beer, full of little grey specks. Very alcoholic nose with an inviting jumble of yeast-induced fruity esters, further wood, smelling somehow vinous ànd Bretty. Again Brett streak, dough flavour, alcohol gradually building up in force, fusels, alcohol-drenched wood, white bread seeped in Bourbon, sherry and brandy. Thinned down by the alcohol, still a well-bodied, fiery alcoholic MF, with at the same time a velvety texture. IMO, one of the best Oak Collection Alvinnes. The nose is heavenly from the word go, but the taste had to grow on me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2009
Tasted at the first, great, Borefts Beer Festival 2009 @ De Molen. Golden colored brew. Malts, bourbon in the aroma. Flavor is bourbon and oak, malts some fruits. Nice.

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