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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: 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2205) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Flaska från beernavigator drucken på ölföreningen. Å ena sidan lite väl stark och stickig, men å andra sidan när den värmst upp finns förutom bourbon och vanlijsmakerna fina fruktiga smaker av päron, vita söta druvor, honung en liten jästig kryddighet. Riktigt trevlig.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11259) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2009
Bottle @ 1st BBF, De Molen.
Pours muddy yellow with a very nice, creamy, white head. Aroma is sweet malty, good vanilla notes, caramel, bourbon and a little "sweaty". Light carbonation, nice creamy and dry mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, vinious, malty, apples, banana, mustard notes and light vanilla. Very fresh and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5323) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle @ BBF. Hazy golden color, medium creamy head. Aroma of caramel malt, slight sweet, bit soft sour mustard notes, bourbon. Nice creamy texture. Slight sweet and malty taste, with bourbon and oaky notes, bit fruity of orange and slight sour of mustard.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle sample @ 19de Internationale BierHappening, Zottegem. Thanks Glenn. Orangée/cuivrée trouble, col est blanc et fin. Arôme est effectivement plein de Bourbon,bouquet garde un côté généreux belge dans un style belge forte avec un malté conférant une pointe biscuité. Palais est réchauffant, sucrée léger roux, profile restant très belge dans son approche plus que un barley wine comme on les imagine avec le Bourbon qui enveloppe tout le palais, ici le boisé reste subtile. L’alcool est bien présent et réchauffe le palais et garde ce fini malté caramel sur un beau pétillant. Boisé est subtile, avec un profile fruité pêche fermenté qui indique la base de Melchior. Pointe houblonnée vient en fin de bouche et contribue subtilement à l’ajout très discret d’une amertume fleuri. Pas mauvaise, mais là on dérive un peu de l’original Melchior qui perd ici quasi toute la présence de graine de moutarde.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1771) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2012
On tap @ In De Wildeman. Amber to red color, slightly hazy. Off white head. Aroma’s: oak, vanilla, dried fruit, retronasal: some bourbon, sweet fruit. Flavor is medium sweet with wood tones. Medium bodied. Finishes woody and medium bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle kindly shared by OleR. Malty sweet, very rich oaky character. Moe vanilla and wood than whiskey. A wood aging showcase.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3624) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2013
bottle at david’s tasting. pours amber, white foam . smell is sweet, bourbon. much carbo, sweet. sugary . ok..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2009
Bottle at 1st Borefts Beer Festival at De Molen. Cloudy amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of bourbon and berries. Fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of bourbon and berries. Fruity and wartming alcoholic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
Bottled. A hazy golden with a bit of sediment floating around under a thin off-white head. The aroma has strong notes of brettanomyces, wood, stable, and lemon - reminding me of a gueuze. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, brettanomyces, wood, and citrusy hops as well as light notes of bourbon, leading to a lightly bitter finish. A very delicate beer. Thanks KimJohansen for sharing.


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