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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Melchior, aged for several months on bourbon barrels. Bottled without refermentation.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3933) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Bottle at BBF. Dark brown body with nice malty nose. Taste of malts, caramel and dark fruits. Spicy. Quite enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3867) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2012
Tasted at the 4th BBF @ de Molen. Hazy orange pour. Aroma of vanilla, fruity, leather and some alcohol. Flavor is slightly harsh, alcohol and bourbon. Fruity, sweet and strong. Off balance.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Pours a hazy and dark copper beer with a weak white head. The aroma is weak with malt, caramel, bread, fruit and berries. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall an average beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (3630) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
50cl bottle. It 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
On tap @ Borefts 2012. The last beer @ Borefts 2012. Random that it’s this one really. It has a lovely glowing plum-red colored one with a small bubbly just off-white top. On the nose it’s sweet and caramel fruity. Strong frozen and concentrated strawberries with some cherries-like fruitiness. Quite nice. Strong and some what, no make that really warming! Oh! Boozy-strong with loads of alcohol! Al$ost burning my throat swallowing this. Light fruity as well with a soft lemonade hint. To boozy and warming to really enjoy. 30.09.2012

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3428) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (3413) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (3368) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Bourbon barrel-aged Melchior, very limited. Thick, creamy head over a deep copper beer with orange hue, hazy. Complex sweet and spicy bouquet, appetizing, white grapes, gooseberry, pear, vanilla, pepper, cloves, candi syrup and indeed bourbon, wood. Fruity, full taste, apricot, pear, grapes, caramelly and honeyish malt sweetness, becoming more complex in the finish with tannins, woody dryness, floral hops and agreeable, whisky-like alcohol warmth. The wood ageing clearly did this beer good, a very fine barley wine this is.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3307) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (3263) - 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.


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