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


on tap


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8014) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2009
No head - looking for all the world like a 20yr old, forgotten beer. UFOís abundant. Very old wine/old sherrylike, prematurely oxydized, like sour sherry. Sweet, lightly oxydized flavours, again sherry, but turning out not to be really sour. Completely flat, needs desperately some conditioning (BTW, bottle was filled to less than 1cm from the top). Alcoholburning, very slick, and of course very light-bodied. Impression as from partly dried unripe grapes on sherry. Whatever happened to this one?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2009
Bottle@Home. Not a bad beer if you consider it as just a beer. Baring in mind that it was oak aged and stuff then itís pretty plain. Lots of sweetness, no complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2009
Cloudy golden with a tiny white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and hints of hops. Flavour was sweet with malty and caramel notes. Finished sweet with warming alcohol, dried fruits and mild hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7178) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2009
Bottle. Low and quickly disappearing white head. Hazy golden body. Fruity vineouw sour aroma. Alcohol dominated fruity brett vineous sour flavor with low carbonation and a long aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2009
The color is warm golden with a little floating sediment. The aroma has notes of wood, red wine, raisin and fruit. The sweet flavor has notes of malt, candu sugar, raisin, red wine, wood, alcohol and grapefruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of ChristianScheffel. Hazy amber golden with tiny floating impurities and an off-white head. Sweet yet unclean fruity aroma. Full-bodied, a little low in carbonation, honey, fruit and flower notes. Distinct alcohol in the finish. Not sure that Melchior is all that suited for barrel aging. 220809

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10908) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2009
cloudy orange, small thick white head. floaties. aroma is sort of aged, malty, slight bretty. flavor is sweet malty, spicy and fruity, a little spritty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7616) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2009
Had this at the Borefts Beer Festival, De Molen Brewery, Bodegraven, Netherlands 30-10-09 Pours orange/amber with a white head. The alcohol is quite heavy and this is a little sweet. Bit fruity with the wine cask influence a touch muted, I might have got a little woodiness Iím not entirely sure. A6 A3 F7 P4 Ov13 3.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (5487) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2010
750ml Bottle - Hazy dark golden colour. Fruity aroma with dried peach, fruity malt and apricot. Sweet and fruity taste with apricot, toffee, dried fruit and a moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle shared by Goldtwins at PPSG 2010. Pours a hazed light copper with a thinning white head. Aroma is mineral, earth, toast, oak, spices, herbs, grass, old wood and some old fruits. Flavor is almost like unripe mango, green, woody mineral astringency and a slight grapeskin tartness in the end with some orange and apricot fruity esters all around.

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