Alvinne Melchior Bourgogne Barrel Oak Aged

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Big bottle in Brussels. Hazy brown beer. Nose of strong malts, dark berries, sweet. Taste is oaky, with vanilla, sweet. Lots of things going on. Warm finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (5163) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
The burgundy barrel-aged Melchior, with cream white, coarse, milky head and deep copper colour like the other Melchiors, hazy with large protein flakes. Strong fruity aroma of peach, apple sauce, brown sugar, cognac, mint, liquorice, cinnamon, oak, grapes, rosewater. Mellow sweet fruity taste, apple, grape, full caramelly and honeyish maltiness with complex spicy notes, woody finish with floral hops and warming, brandy-like alcohol, long and dry. Great, but somehow I found the bourbon aged version a bit better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (5123) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
(75cl bottle) Courtesy of Jonas. Pours a huge frothy, quick dissipating head atop an orange head. Lots of sediment. Very sour with a honey overtone. --- reviewed on

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (7471) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle, gusher. Wooden, sour cherries, marzipan. Cloudy peach color , big head. Lovely dry sour, orangepeel, light peach, belgian yeast, barrel notes. Dry body, foamy. Nice fruity and wooden finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (24293) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
28th July 2009
Cloudy brown beer. Dry and softish palate. A real gob full is this beer! Soft oaky tones with just a touch of vanilla. Red wine richness. Bubblegum esters and Belgian sweetness. Slight tart fruits. Complex and interesting if not quite as joined up as it could be. Talk about mixing the grape and the grain - induced a foul hangover!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2011
(Bottled, 0.75l, 11.5% ABV) Murky orange-brown with a very small head. The Bourgogne barrel is evident in the nose, with grainy-caramely maltiness, dried fruit, and some typical aged Belgian character. Somewhat similar to Stille Nacht. Flavor is even more bourgogney, with grainy-caramely maltiness strongly present, and even some surprisingly fresh, exotic-citrusy fruitiness. Alcohol well hidden. Medium to full body, low CO2, refreshing. A reasonably successful barrel ageing, resulting in a complex and freshly fruity flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (19730) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 25, 2011
S karamelliger Antrunk mit leichten Alkoholnoten, die nicht weiter stren. Vollmundiger und ser Mittelteil, hier sind Holz- und Traubennoten vorhanden, auch hier ist der Alkohol erahnbar. Im Hintergrund lauern weinartig angehauchte Malzaromen. Der Alkohol steigt zum Ende in die Nase, dennoch kann man insgesamt von einer guten Balance sprechen. Ein wenig herb, Rund, vollmundig. Hellmalziges, fruchtig ses Finish. Ein echt leckeres Bier! 11/12/12/12/11/12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (7132) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2011
Shared bottle from cons 2011-04-01 at ekstedts AR: tart, wee daim AP: cloudy, apricot coloured body, 1 cm stouty head F: tart sourness, butter fudge, krokant, alcohol, gue, red grapes

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (18843) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2011
Bottle. Yellow beer with a small head., quite alot of yeast in the glass. Malty aroma. Sweet alcohol flavor with grapes. Decent but a bit too strong.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ekstedt (6681) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
Bottle (75 cl), courtesy Nisse666. Hazy copper, medium off-white head. Alcoholic red berries aroma, with some wood. Medium bodied and smooth. Dry, and a bit acidic.

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