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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3568) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3423) - Breda, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3390) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3284) - 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 (3072) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (3064) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2939) - 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 (2916) - 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 (2755) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2464) - 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.


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