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

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284 Ratings
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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 86
Gots: 53 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: Gmann on 07-24-2010

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!
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Good initially, after taste is not good

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Poured from a 750 ml brown bottle into a clear glass tulip. 2014 vintage. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Clear lemon-yellow with 1/2 finger of white head, tightly bubbled with average retention and a delicate stripe of lacing.

S: Exteremly vinous nose with a lot of green grape along with apple, pear and light vanilla notes with herbal hopping

T: Flavor is beery but with a lot of Chardonnay character, light fruits like apple, pear, apricot; hop flavor is low and mainly floral and herbal, with low-medium bitterness. Vanilla and barrel-oak character is strongest at first and seems to wane with warming. Reminds me of a Bruery White Oak light with heavy grapes.

M: Smooth and very drinkable with low carbonation and medium body. ABV of 11.3% is barely noticeable.

O: Melange A Trois is a really unique beer that I am glad I had a chance to try. It is very flavorful and aromatic. It's not really up my alley so to speak, but those who like an interesting barrel character will like this beer a lot. Spendy but worth it for a chance to check it out.

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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 284 ratings.