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Brewed by Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Moen, Belgium

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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dnstone (2127) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Sweet and fruity-orangey aroma. Murky/hazy orange-brownish color with excellent pillowy, lasting white head. It is sweet and spicey; dry fruit and orange with cinnamon and nutmeg. Smooth with a strong alcohol content that is well hidden.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2006
Bottle, 33 cl. color = dark blond, white head. Aroma: very sweet, fruity. Medium to full body. Taste much alcohol, sweet, malt, ...dry finish. Again a very quality beer off Alvinne !

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2007
I thought it was a tripel and it was just as good, if not as complex, as the Balthazar. Sweet aroma that includes wheat and citrus-hops, as well as herbs and spices I can’t name. Cloudy orange and a long lasting head. Sweet fruit and more wheat in the flavor. Very full body and the high abv expertly hidden.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
emartell (231) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - DEC 6, 2013
Cerveza suave, dulce al final, pero equilibrada. Aromas fuertes y bien definidos. En general, cerveza con fuerte sabor a alcohol pero bastante buena.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hugh (153) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2006 BANG! Beer fountain. Between sofa and kitchen the bottle emptied itself onto my carpet inspite of my Carl Lewis performance. The small amount of yeast saturated beer I did get to try was very very sweet. Melchor leaves dark stains in carpet which I am quite cross about. "Cellaring this might be really interesting" I certainly concur with that. HAVING visited the brewery again, I have to re-rate this beer. The exploding example was the first brew,bottled too young. The second brew is superb, whisky like, booming with quality. Not overly sweet. Thomas Hardy’s ale came to mind.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from Uto. I imagine this is purely personal preference, but a fantastic looking beer indeed! Slightly hazy, dark amber in colour with, I swear, whipped marshmallows for a head. The head is lovely shade of light pastel yellow with a pinkish hue - again, like marshmallows. Sip after sip, the thick cream clings to the side of the glass and with patience, slides down again... like an old man creeping into a warm bath. And the magic doesn’t stop there - a steady, streaming tornado swirls upward from the bottom center. It’s mesmerizing. Aroma is a bit of a let down - can sense little else among the alcohol, probably blocked by the thick head. A good swirl reveals dried berries and oranges. Flavour comes in a series of stages. A light fruitiness is abrubtly overpowered by spice and brown sugar... and then the alcohol thrashes out and murders all the glory. An endless, nutty biterness finishes it all off. It should be noted that the unusually smooth texture is ever present throughout the taste. Very nearly more noticeable than the intense flavours. Truely a good beer, but more so, an excititng experience.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerre (2364) - Waregem, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2009 Bottle, 33 cl. (Yesterday at zottegem) Wow ! great beer ! dark blond, amber in color. Sweet malt aroma. Complicated, and medium to full body. What a creation ! re tasted many times @ home. Also on a proefzolder moment 17.01.09 with other Melchior versions.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2006
Bottle in the Bierkamer. Dark blond colour. Sweet aroma and taste (sweet malts and fruits). Unlike in some other stong beers, alcohol is not predominantly present. I had a second one at home, but served it to cold. I left it for a while to warm up a little. The closer it got to room temperature, the more I enjoyed it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2007
A very nice and good tasting beer, Had it only on bottle till now. But really a good and tasty beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3588) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2008
33 cl. Blood orange-colored with mid-sized solids afloat throughout; almost resembles a broth. Small, lasting head leaves a frosting all around the glass. Sweet-n-spicy aroma is hard to peg, but seems akin to earthy spiced apple-pear, and maybe some brown sugar. Flavor is baked tart apple and pineapple with a twist of orange-lime, cherry, and a sprinkle of caramelized brown sugar. Light musty leather, pepper, oak and evergreen resin slide in at the finish for nice balance. I detect no alcohol except for some slight warming and a bit of aftertaste. Medium body is softly carbonated and finishes slightly dry. Interesting brew with some unique flavors; would never guess mustard seed as the only spice is this one.


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