altonbrownd (5897) - 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. Alengrin (5884) - 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. CapFlu (5132) - 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 RateBeer.com jonas (8275) - Garching close to the monks, 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. madmitch76 (26366) - , 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!