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Brewed by Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Style: Barley Wine
Moen, Belgium
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35088) - 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]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31235) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29369) - 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 (25085) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2009
Bottle at 1st Borefts Beer Festival at De Molen. Cloudy amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of bourbon and berries. Fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of bourbon and berries. Fruity and wartming alcoholic finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20395) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2011
Bottled@The 2nd ES/CS Beer Tasting. (thanks G.V.!). Hazy goldeny pale amber colour with a mediumsized creamy head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is sour wooden along with some vanilla, bourbon and sweet maltyness. Flavour is sweet malts, wood, mild boubon, some vanilla and also some tartness. Wellbalanced and hides the alcohol very well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16789) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15128) - , 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,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14790) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2011
Tasting at Papsø
Hazy deep blond color. The aroma has some spicy yeast and Bretts; whisky? Maybe, but not really Bourbon. The flavor is a strange combination of soft Bretts, distillate alcohol, light spicy Belgian yeast, very light vanilla and citrusy stuff. The final is quite burning. More chaotic than good, no focus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14543) - 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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