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


on tap


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2009
Tasted at the first, great, Borefts Beer Festival 2009 @ De Molen. Amber colored brew. Very nice aroma of bourgogne wine. Flavor has got the vinous tones too, some sweetness, fruits and a bit oaky. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2010
A clear golden/amber colored beer, with a thick foamy white head. The aroma is fruity and malty, winery. some sweet. The taste of wood with fruits, like grapes with alcohol. The aftertaste is bittersweet with hints of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2011
(Bottled, 0.75l, 11.5% ABV) Murky orange-brown with a very small head. The Bourgogne barrel is evident in the nose, with grainy-caramely maltiness, dried fruit, and some typical aged Belgian character. Somewhat similar to Stille Nacht. Flavor is even more bourgogney, with grainy-caramely maltiness strongly present, and even some surprisingly fresh, exotic-citrusy fruitiness. Alcohol well hidden. Medium to full body, low CO2, refreshing. A reasonably successful barrel ageing, resulting in a complex and freshly fruity flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
The burgundy barrel-aged Melchior, with cream white, coarse, milky head and deep copper colour like the other Melchiors, hazy with large protein flakes. Strong fruity aroma of peach, apple sauce, brown sugar, cognac, mint, liquorice, cinnamon, oak, grapes, rosewater. Mellow sweet fruity taste, apple, grape, full caramelly and honeyish maltiness with complex spicy notes, woody finish with floral hops and warming, brandy-like alcohol, long and dry. Great, but somehow I found the bourbon aged version a bit better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (26223) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle at PreZBF at Alvinne. Hazy orange coloured with a small off white head. Fruity aroma of spices, dried fruits, caramel and white wine. Fruity flavour of spices, dried fruits and caramel with notes of white wine. Tart and fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle at Pré Zythos at Alvinne, hazy orange beer, with sweet gentle aroma and flavor, woody and dry, a bit alcohol taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6686) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2009
Bottle. Cloudy golden color, short head. Aroma is slight sour of mustard, candy sugar, red wine notes, malty. Slight sweet and sourish taste, very strange combination. But I must say the original Melchior was strange but nice, and for this one exactly the same. The barrel aged gives the beer that extra bite and body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5342) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2009
Bottled. Aroma has sugar, some red wine, mustard. Cloudy, yellow coloured beeer with a thin head. The taste is a bit sweet, slightly sour, has fruitiness, some hint of wood, wine, caramel and hops. Bit weird but quite tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2616) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Bottle at Peter’s 2nd annual spring gathering. Hazy orange with ring head. SWeet tea and spice aroma. Sweet orange tea spice and vanilla flavors. Nice effervescence. Deceptively tasty. Works nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3968) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle at T&Ms. Pours a hazy golden with an off-white head. Sweet with aromas of honey. Also aromas of wood and raisins. Also some alcohol aromas. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Sweet finish with more honey.

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