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


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (3901) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2013
(draught) pours a slightly hazy golden-amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of cactus juice, light marzipan and oats, with a hint of banana and cashew nuts. flavour is very sweet, with notes of burnt toffee, raisins, herbal hops, yeast and a slightly tannic finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2013
@ Zythos 2013. A little hazy amber colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of a lot of fruits, like orange, mango, with hop notes. The taste is fruity like orange. wood notes with alcohol. The aftertaste of sweet alcohol and fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11188) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
Tap @ ZBF 2013. Pours muddy amber with a small, staying, creamy off-white head. Aroma has lots of raisins, caramel, apple, oak. Low carbonation, lovely dry and light oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, malty, doughy, light oak, mild tart. Very sweet overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2859) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
Amber golden colour, white head. Aroma of dates, white wine, raisins, sweet sherry, light nail polish remover. Sweet flavour, Pedro Ximénez, malts, white wine, raisins and wood. Malty finish, raisins, sherry and aceton.
(Draught @ ZBF 2013, Leuven. Generously shared by the Belgian RateBeer crew. Thanks!)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3337) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
sampled at alvinne, a few days before they released it at ZBF . smell is sweet, bread, malt, pours brown, no foam very low carbo, buttery, sweet, vanilla a bit. way to sweet in a weird way ( that wine, i guess) for me .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (4730) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2013
27/IV/13 - on tap @ Zythos Bierfestival (2013-415) Thanks to the Belgian ratebeer crew for sharing our beers today!

Clear amber beer, creamy light beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: pretty sweet, caramel, alcohol, bit boozy, overripe banana and plums, raisins. MF: soft carbon, full body, creamy smooth texture. Taste: some caramel, ripe banana, bitter, nutty, bit sweet, dried figs, little citrus. Aftertaste: bitter, lots of ripe banana, little sugary, sweet, hoppy bitter touch. Really like this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barrelbelly (638) - BELGIUM - APR 28, 2013
Dark golden with medium head. Taste of malts and yeast and an aftertaste of wood. Quite different aftertaste with these monbazillac barrels than the bourbon or regular version. This gives a more sweet and round finish that fits very well with this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6711) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2013
Draft sample @ ZBF’13 shared with the RB Belgian crew. Orangée, col fin beige et huileux au verre. Arôme est surprenant avec pas mal de vin et Monbazillac suivi par un houblonné subtile qui rajoute une fine note de fleuri agréable.Palais est peu pétillant mais en reste délicieux avec un vineux dominant sans pour cela être négatif. Sec, léger grains, facile à boire même à 11%. Fin de bouche reste assez douce avec toujours cette impression de caramel et sucre brun et fini siropé couplé à des notes fruitées de grappes-raisins-vin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (7940) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2013
Draught Small head with lace, copper-brown beer. Monbazillac, noble rot, small ripe winegrapes, portwine, alcohol and fusels making a superb nose. Bit lower in surprises in the mouth, bit syrupy-sweet, obviously aged. Bananas, baba au rhum. Very sticky, slick, well-bodied, alcoholheat. The sweet syrupiness is a bit too heavy to convey deep complexity, the nose OTOH is a marvel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (4031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2013
Sampled draft @ ZBF 2013. Creamy, hazy amber goodness with a thick creamy white head. Nose is very thick, almost jam like, caramel, toffee, crystallized brown sugar, barley wine ooze, with very sweet jam-like white wine (Monbazillac I assume), thick white grapes and fruits jam,… Taste is similar, barley wine goo consistent over very, thick jam, sweet toffee, caramel, crystallized brown sugar, some barrel, white flowers, fruits, white grapes, jam and the very, very sweet white wine, sweetness, overrides booze, still some comes though, very thick and sticky,… I have not been always super exited about the old Alvinne stuff but new stuff like this is absolutely stellar.

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