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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3352) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3340) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2012
On Tap @ Borefts Bierfestival 2012/ It smells bourbon barel intensive. The taste is bourbon intenisve, creamy-alcoholic, earthy, malty-creamy, alcoholic. 11/12/11/13/-/12

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3221) - NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2013
ZBF Festival 2013 - Pale brown. The initial impact of this one is it’s thin body and lack of carbonation. The warming bourbon/alcohol is very prominent and also gives some vanilla sweetness to and increasingly dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3136) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2013
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Dark golden color, good foam- small bubbles. Immediate aromas of wood, caramel, bourbon- ok fruitiness. Medium/ full body & high complexity. Some bitterness, also sweetness- but impressive balance. Very enjoyable

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (2991) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
Tap at ZBF´13, Leuven: Clear amber coloured brew with dry-bitter taste and some hints of fruit and vanilla.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle @ Alvinne Proeflokaal. Amber to brown coloured beer with some medium carbonation and a small white head. Sweet herby almost pear fruity hinted aroma. Full palate. Finish is sweet light fruity with a short yeasty note. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (2831) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
Sampled from tap at Haandøl 2013. Clear nut golden body with an off-white film. Honey, rock sugar and bourbon notes with acetone disturbing some. Sweet flavor, especially honey, but also noticable alcohol. Full bodied, syrupy and alco warm. Pretty heavy stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2663) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
Bottled. Pours amber with a small, laicing beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dried fruit, vanilla, wood and bourbon notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied, oily to syrupy texture and soft carb. An excellent barley.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
17thfloor (2430) - 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!

3.6
   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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