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Melange A Trois - Reserve Series Aged In French Oak Chardonnay Barrels - Nebraska Brewing Company

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92
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232 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 79
Gots: 49 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Nebraska Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our first beer in the Reserve Series, Melange A Trois begins with a wonderfully big Strong Belgian-Style Blonde Ale and moves into the extraordinary category through an additional 6 month French Oak Chardonnay Wine Barrel maturation. The essense of Chardonnay permeates while a subtle sweetness remains from the Ale itself. Oak tannins combine to create a fascinating mesh of dry, sweet, and wine-like character. One of our favorites!

(Beer added by: Gmann on 07-24-2010)
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China

4.45/5  rDev +7.5%

A: Soft gold with a light haze and a moderate amount of fine bubbles. Huge 5 finger off white head looks like melting vanilla ice cream.

S: Belgian yeasts, particularly like those found in many saisons. Light grassiness, lemony, heavy oaken barrel quality. A light sweetness and a light funkiness all at the same time. The funkiness is like farmyard, frankly, like a manure pile.

T: Wow. Soft and balanced with the light lemon juice, Belgian yeast qualities, the oak barrel blending softly together. A little funky farmyard and grassiness for sure, then a slight metallic note on the first sip but never again. Black pepper near the end. Light sweetness as well. Really hides the alcohol but it burns for sure in the throat.

M: Medium body with a solid substance to it, medium low carbonation. Dry finish, much like a white wine.

O: Excellent brew. This one is up there in my top 20 beers of all time. Very delicate and balanced, well thought up, well put together brew. Got this in Kansas City Aug 9th, 2014 and drank here the same day.

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3.61/5  rDev -12.8%

Pours an orange-tweaked gold, trickle of bead. Head is whispy, not much left but comes back decently with a swill. Quite nice.

Smells quite Belgian. Touch of honey, with organic lawn notes, some rubber and slight acidity. Bit bitter/phenolic, but refreshing enough.

Taste is far more on the bitter side, with a big champagney tartness upfront, then a big spice hit midway - notes of pepper and clove, then phenolic rubber and aged riesling on the back. Really quite vinous, and enjoyably complex.

Quite fizzy, a little stripping back. Too lively, like a hooker on crack.

Decent notes, nice complexity. A good wine-beer bridger.

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Melange A Trois - Reserve Series Aged In French Oak Chardonnay Barrels from Nebraska Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.