Alvinne Melchior Monbazillac Barrel aged
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Brewed by Brouwerij Alvinne
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Moen, Belgium


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (4467) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
The Monbazillac version in this series of Melchior experiments. Creamy head, deep hazy copper colour like the others; aroma of honey, candi sugar, peach, pepper, sweet white wine, wood, grapes, brandy, complex taste with dried fruits, sweetish, honeyish and yeasty, caramel malt base, long vinous finish with tannins, wine, warming brandy-like alcohol and floral hops. My favorite of these wood-aged Melchiors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Palme (4086) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
On tap @ Haandfest 2013. This is a cloudy wood golden beer with a medium sized heavy lacing off-white head that sticks around for a while. It smells of ripe zesty citrus fruits, malts and a little little bit of forest. Not bad, just not all that impressive for my nose. It has a way to sweet flavor imo. Feels unbalanced - almost like a cloying Faro. White sugar syrup and wood. Ripe old bananas in the background but that’s not exactly helping. Almond essence also detected in the aftertaste. This was not a favorite. Actually a bit of a letdown as I had heard some good things about this. 25.05.2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Draft at Torst. Pours amber with an off white head. Yeasty and fruity, peachy almost, with light woody notes, restrained cognac, and a bit of booze. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6053) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2014
On draft at Rustico in Arlington. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Flavors of caramel and tart apple. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Smooth tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7148) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Draft at Chruchkey. Poured a pretty clear golden orange color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is light malt, dried fruits, yeast and notes of wood. Flavor had a nice tartness, barrel and wood notes. Interesting. Pretty tasty. Girlfriend liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4956) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2014
Tap at Max’s. Pours mostly clear amber with creamy white head. Aroma is bready and cereal malts, floral notes, light sour fruit, grapes, and faint funk. Flavor is dry malt base, light floral hops, berry and sour fruit esters, and faint toast; dry finish with a touch of fruit sweetness. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (3903) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber reddish beer with a massive off white head consisting out of big bubbles. Aroma is woody, fruity yeast, bourbon and slight booze. Flavor is sweet, very fruity, loads of booze and oak. Mustard is stated on the bottle, barely noticeable in the beer. Yeasty, cloying mouthfeel. Medium long, sweet aftertaste. Decent beer, very interesting, yet strange. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014

Bottle 750ml. @ [ The Danish Summer Gathering, TSODRBSG13 ].

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, pale malt, caramel, dried fruit, moderate hoppy, moderate yeasty, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light light acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, mustard - mustard seed, dried fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130831]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2014
foamed over upon opening. Poured cloudy amber with particles present, off white head. Aroma is very subdued sweet malt, white wine. Taste is caramel, burnt sugar, esters, a bit too sweet and a bit heavy on booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2014
Sampled from tap@Haand Fest 2013. Hazy amber, low dense white head. Nose is quite vinous with acidic citrus fruits, faint sugary caramel malts, and hint of wood and yeast. Smooth and full. Alcohol well hidden. Taste is acidic fruity with wood and light sweet caramel. Gentle bitterness in a soft and warming finish. Good, indeed.

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