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


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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Melchior, aged for several months on bourbon barrels. Bottled without refermentation.

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tderoeck (9495) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 27/IV/13 - on tap @ Zythos Bierfestival (2013-419) Thanks to the Belgian ratebeer crew for sharing our beers today!

Clear amber beer, big creamy off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of caramel, sweet, sugary, bit fruity, rum (the booze yes), dried fruits, some banana. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: bitter start, grains, alcohol noticeable, little caramel, nutty, more alcohol sweetness, bit metallic. Aftertaste: sugary touch, metallic, bitter, banana, rum again. Pretty good, but I preferred the Monbazillac!

goozen (4048) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
Tap at ZBF´13, Leuven: Clear amber coloured brew with dry-bitter taste and some hints of fruit and vanilla.

larsga (7509) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2013
Small offwhite head. Hazy amber body with huge floaties and carbonation. Dried fruit vanilla aroma with bubble gum notes. Dry-sweet dried fruit and bubble gum vanilla taste with alcoholic notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish, slightly hot mouthfeel. Dry dried fruit and vanilla aftertaste with grassy bitter notes. Really interesting, but a bit strong and sharp. (0.5l bottle, shared by Ole_R.)

GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAR 24, 2013
Botella de 500ml. Vaso tumbler. Saboreada en mar´13. Color latón bruñido y apariencia velada. espuma marfil que presenta bastante buena retención. Aromas de madera, Bourbon, maltas tostadas, alcohol y melazas. Los sabores afrutados, de leve malta tostada y gentil amargo quedan cubiertos por el sabor del Bourbon. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación alta. Textura aguada y sensación excesivamente cálida. Bourbon que todo lo inunda. Decepcionante viniendo de Alvinne. 500ml bottle. Tumbler glass. Enjoyed on mar´13. Burnish brass in color, veiled appearance. Off-white froth shows fairly good retention. Aromas of wood, bourbon, toasted malts, alcohol & molasses. Fruity, slight toasted malt& gentle bitter flavors remain hidden by Bourbon flavor. Medium body.High carbonation. Watery texture. Hot sensation. Bourbon all over. Dissapointing from Alvinne.

Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle @ Alvinne Proeflokaal. Amber to brown coloured beer with some medium carbonation and a small white head. Sweet herby almost pear fruity hinted aroma. Full palate. Finish is sweet light fruity with a short yeasty note. Not bad.

OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2013
A tall fluffy blond head, atop a clear amber colored body. Fresh smell of candy-like fruits. A whiff of alcohol, subtle wood and bourbon. Lively carbonation, feels quite full in the mouth. Medium malt body. Fairly sweet with a touch of caramel. Light acidic fruit tones. Rounded oak and bourbon. Earthy and resinous bitterness underneath. Alcohol is noticable, providing a warming sensation. Lingering bitter-sweet ending. Complex and tasty. Good stuff. [Shared bottle enjoyed @yngwie’s. 01.12.12]

Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2013
50cl bottle picked up at the De Molen bottle shop pours with a clear copper body that harbors tiny floaties and supports a tall billowing light tan head of foam. the first whiff of the aroma was pure sweet bourbon and vanilla and nothing else. A few more drags hints at brown sugar, prune and raisin like esters. Well, those notes are faint but the booze, bourbon and vanilla are not. Wow, the taste is sadly similar with sweet vanilla and bourbon and really very little else. I guess at least the booziness is smooth and isn’t coming across hot or harsh. That said I wish there was more balance and more of the base beer coming through. If I’m getting beneath the barrel treatment I seem to be getting sweet raisins, prunes and a black pepper note. Too much barrel time for my taste.

sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
@BBF12. Pours cloudy dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, bourbon, oak, vanilla and dark dried fruit. Flavour is caramel, alcohol, oak, vanilla, bourbon, dried fruit, raisin, pine and grass

ansjelaah (1748) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2013
Gedronken op borefts’12, kleur is bruin en helder, geen schuimkraag, ruikt en smaakt sterk, zoet, eiken, hout, goede carbo

KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle kindly shared by OleR. Malty sweet, very rich oaky character. Moe vanilla and wood than whiskey. A wood aging showcase.

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