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

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (4300) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5148) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6895) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2264) - New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Apparently I’ve been a decent husband as of late cuz my wife surprised me with quite a bit of decent surprise beers. This pours ruby orange with huge appealing head. Nose of dried fruits and oak. Tastes of red delicious apples, dried apricot and peach, oaky, red wine residue, caramel, and alcohol. Sweet finish and a palate that coats mouth. Since the temp dropped like 20 degrees this boozy bomber is nice treat.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3812) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2014
Poured medium golden brown with a small off white head. Aroma of candy sweetness, caramel malt, vinous sourness. Full body, flavour much as the aroma, quite alcoholically sweet, quite acidic.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (2464) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1267) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle shared by beerlover_ben. Pours cloudy dark orange. Rich nose of nuts and raisins, caramel and sherry (due to the evolution). Full body, sticky & sweet mouthfeel, rich flavours of dates, sun-dried grapes and caramel malt. Yummy!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (8032) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11229) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2013
Sample at Haand 2013. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is oak, whiskey, sugar. Flavour is sweet, oak, whiskey, malt, dried fruits, sugar. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle @ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering. Nice creamy head with excellent duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are candy sugar, caramel, fruits, wood, vanilla, whisky, malt and hops.


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