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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaartenRF10 (1613) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
Draft @ BBF’12
Hazy amber, beige head. Aroma mostly vanilla. Bit one-sided, not very complex barley wine. Some bourbon notes. Rather dry, not much sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2137) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2012
On tap @ BBF 2012. Hazy amber with a small white head. Malty with vanilla notes. Malt, fruit and vanilla. Full body with a nice balanced finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spkevin (395) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2012
Beer #6 at BBF12. Wow. This is a strong one. Interesting Barley Wine. Wood and vanilla notes. Lots of bourbon hints. Bitter, spicey. Weird hints. Very interesting. Makes me want to try the original Melchior.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13946) - 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. There’s also piney hops, fruityness and a light caramel maltyness. A bit heavy on the carbonation, it’s 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2013
A tall fluffy blond head, atop a clear amber colored body. Fresh smell of candy-like fruits. A whiff of alcohol, subtle wood and bourbon. Lively carbonation, feels quite full in the mouth. Medium malt body. Fairly sweet with a touch of caramel. Light acidic fruit tones. Rounded oak and bourbon. Earthy and resinous bitterness underneath. Alcohol is noticable, providing a warming sensation. Lingering bitter-sweet ending. Complex and tasty. Good stuff. [Shared bottle enjoyed @yngwie’s. 01.12.12]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5045) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 27/IV/13 - on tap @ Zythos Bierfestival (2013-419) Thanks to the Belgian ratebeer crew for sharing our beers today!

Clear amber beer, big creamy off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of caramel, sweet, sugary, bit fruity, rum (the booze yes), dried fruits, some banana. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: bitter start, grains, alcohol noticeable, little caramel, nutty, more alcohol sweetness, bit metallic. Aftertaste: sugary touch, metallic, bitter, banana, rum again. Pretty good, but I preferred the Monbazillac!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5278) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2013
On tap at Haand Festival 2013, Drammen. Orange colour, low white head. Moderately fruity aroma with notes of oak and bourbon barrel. Fruity and moderately acidic flavour with distinct notes of oak and bourbon. Lovely warming mouthfeel (or rather: throatfeel), spicy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4576) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2013
Sampled @ Haand 2013. Practically clear golden body with a thin off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, perfume (Bourbon) and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and alcoholic, some acidity, wood and quite dominating Bourbon. Full body and alcoholic aftertaste. Very nice in smaller amounts, otherwise pretty heavy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2725) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2009
Bottle at BBF. Dark brown body with nice malty nose. Taste of malts, caramel and dark fruits. Spicy. Quite enjoyed it.


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