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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BoBoChamp (5545) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2009
33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2009, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex brew, yet heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, top class!, yet very expensive

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16909) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2010
(Bottled) Tartness and wet wood in the nose with pale maltiness and aromatic hops. Lightly vinous flavor with pale malt, tartness, some sugar, vanilla, pear and lime notes, not too sweet. Alcohol fully hidden. I would call this a success - quite balanced and enjoyable. 4467

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20618) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11319) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harbert (98) - leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2013
Complex aroma, marmelade, bourbon, vanille, gedroogd fruit, marsmellows en een beetje nagellak. De afdronk is zoet en droog, zodat het niet plakkerig wordt.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2076) - 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (4025) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle @ Borefts Beer Festival 2009. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of sweet malts, bourbon, alcohol. Flavour has sweet malts, bourbon and a slight sourness. Alcohol noticable. Very good stuff.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35220) - 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]

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (328) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
Beautifully hazy amber colour with a creamy beige head. Nose has strawberry, caramel, honey, spices and alcohol. Complex taste with malts, sweet and dried fruits, honey, caramel, some sourness and coffee. Balanced/nicely present bourbon and some bitterness in the aftertaste. Firm, oily body with lively carbonation. Special!


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