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

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RATINGS: 80   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (2502) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (9948) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2013
Sample at Haand 2013. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is bourbon, malt, hop, alcohol. Flavour is bourboun malt, hop, fruit, alcohol, sugar, caramel. Full body. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
Cloudy golden with a medium off white head. Aroma had barnyard, wood and malty notes. Sweet flavour with barnyard, malt, caramel, wood, vanilla and bourbon notes. Finished sweet. Reminded me of a sweet Gueuze.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 4, 2010
33 cL bottle, courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours hazy yellow, small yeast floaties and a minimal bubbly and white head. Aroma is dense fruity, apples and winegrapes. Dry and slight smoked touch. Sweet honey like flavoured mixed with a distinct wooden and bourbon flavour. Slight citric and apple fruity into a lasting and warming wooden and bourbon flavoured finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (2694) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2012
On tap at Borefts beer festival, de Molen, day two. Hazy dark gold pour with a thin white head. Vanilla in the nose. Strong banana lacquer flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (12778) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2012
Draught at Borefts BeerFest 2012. Cloudy red/brown - offwhite head. Sharpness, some bourbon, toasted, sweetness, herbal, bitterness, candy sweetness, caramel, fruity. A bit thin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (1752) - NORWAY - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Dark copper, big tanned head - amazingly big for a beer with this high ABV. Smells of oak, hints of funk, bourbon, malts and booze. Heavy sweet, caramel, vanilla and bourbon, quite warming and boozy, dry mouthfeel an a oaky tendensy. Low bitterness. This is quite a successful oak experience. I love how the bourbon and oak is integrated in this one

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (2727) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2011
Tasting at Papsø
Hazy deep blond color. The aroma has some spicy yeast and Bretts; whisky? Maybe, but not really Bourbon. The flavor is a strange combination of soft Bretts, distillate alcohol, light spicy Belgian yeast, very light vanilla and citrusy stuff. The final is quite burning. More chaotic than good, no focus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (945) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
On tap at Borefts 2012. Pours a rusty orange with a small pale head. Aroma is dried fruits, honey, caramel, hint of banana. Sweet on the palate with some booziness on the finish. Taste is marmalade, honey, quince, hint of wood.


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