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

bottled
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13288) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle at 1st Borefts BF 09. Subtle vanilla bourbon aroma. Thats really good. Flavour of the beer still comes through with a lovely vanilla edge and touch of bourbon on finish. Its one of the best bourbon barrel beers Ive had. Davy and Glen said that they wanted something a bit more subtle than some barrel aged beers and they have got it just right for my taste at least. Lovely bit of candied/sour/tangerine/orange fruit comes through on the swallow. Beer of the day for me (apart from the Dirty Horse of course).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13199) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle, shared by OleR. A big, dense, off-white head sits on top of a clear, amber colored body. The aroma has some notes of alcohol, not much considering the ABV, with a touch of bourbon, but not much vanilla. Theres also piney hops, fruityness and a light caramel maltyness. A bit heavy on the carbonation, its full-bodied, semi-sweet and lightly warming on the palate. Bitter flavor with some sweetness as well as pine cones, resins and caramel. Lasting finish. A really nice one, well worth a revisit. 121201

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2009
Bottle @ 1st BBF, De Molen.
Pours muddy yellow with a very nice, creamy, white head. Aroma is sweet malty, good vanilla notes, caramel, bourbon and a little "sweaty". Light carbonation, nice creamy and dry mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, vinious, malty, apples, banana, mustard notes and light vanilla. Very fresh and drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11027) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10641) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10537) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
On tap at Borefts 2012, Bodegraven. Pours moderately hazy caramel-gold with a fine, white cream head. Sugary malt aroma with punches of honey and toffee. Big sweet flavor with honey, toffee, apples, light alcohol, fruitcake. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with mild warmth, sticky sugars, mellow dry wood, ripe apple, rich bread. Quite well rounded and not too cloying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10259) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2013
Sample at Haand 2013. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is bourbon, malt, hop, alcohol. Flavour is bourboun malt, hop, fruit, alcohol, sugar, caramel. Full body. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2012 From bottle @ 1st BBF De Molen. Slightly toasted aroma, malty with oak. Malty sweet flavor with oak, hints of raspberry and vinous notes. Alcoholic. (7 3 8 4 15 = 3.7) From tap @ Borefts 2012. Amber color. Dried fruit, banana and yeast in the aroma and flavor. Alcoholic and yeasty finish. oaky. Dominant bourbon.


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