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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

227 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 78
Gots: 48 | 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:
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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craigdb

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +7.2%

08-16-2014 23:46:16 | More by craigdb
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

08-12-2014 16:53:40 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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patre_tim

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.

08-10-2014 03:03:48 | More by patre_tim
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RyanByorick

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

08-08-2014 22:49:11 | More by RyanByorick
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laituegonflable

Australia

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.

08-06-2014 01:55:46 | More by laituegonflable
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

08-04-2014 13:14:14 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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jmbot4371

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-26-2014 02:37:09 | More by jmbot4371
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Azeotrope

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-23-2014 00:23:28 | More by Azeotrope
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BarrelAgedG

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-20-2014 20:39:31 | More by BarrelAgedG
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jbriggs7

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-18-2014 16:33:58 | More by jbriggs7
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srgj88

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-17-2014 22:56:35 | More by srgj88
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inspektor

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-17-2014 18:23:26 | More by inspektor
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Emshindl


4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-13-2014 20:08:55 | More by Emshindl
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-12-2014 14:29:38 | More by NYR_Rob
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kingjohnh

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-05-2014 23:54:18 | More by kingjohnh
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-01-2014 22:03:33 | More by DaftPatrick
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-01-2014 20:25:02 | More by muskiesman
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Birdlegs

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-01-2014 01:42:10 | More by Birdlegs
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steviek13


4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-29-2014 02:47:26 | More by steviek13
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mconner666

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -45.7%

06-27-2014 01:52:59 | More by mconner666
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-21-2014 20:13:54 | More by MarkyMOD
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-15-2014 01:01:08 | More by brotherloco
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.84/5  rDev -7.2%

Thanks to Yoshi Optimator for this one!
22oz bottle served in a Prairie Teku

A - pours a cloudy golden body with a small white cap that retains very well.

S - Chardonnay right out of the gate, white grapes, pears, greens, white oak, citrus, acidic.

T - Bitter Chardonnay, mustard greens, peppery alcohol, tangy pale malts, Belgian yeast, under ripened bananas, white grapes, pears, lactic buttery flavor, under ripened peaches and pears. Light buttery oak on the finish.

M - medium body, very creamy carbonation, very nice.

This has taken on a lot of Chardonnay characteristics. Well rounded unripened fruit character with a oaky and buttery lactic acid character. Enjoyed this one.

06-14-2014 01:45:03 | More by StaveHooks
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KindaFondaGoozah

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-12-2014 00:47:07 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
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stephens101

Oklahoma

4.56/5  rDev +10.1%

This bright, yellow-gold brew is topped with a bountiful white head.

Piquant light, fruity notes float between a background of spice, grain, yeast and faint alcohol.

The taste is complex and redolent of ripened light fruits (pear, green apple, orange, lemon), a dose of spice, faint oak, and grain.

Well carbonated, medium-bodied and finishes dry with a noticeable chardonnay heat that quickly resigns itself to more lingering notes of fruit and a hint of diacetyl.

One of the most flavorful beers I've had in a while. And one that makes me want to go to Nebraska, a thought that has never really crossed my mind until now.

Road trip!

06-11-2014 00:00:31 | More by stephens101
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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 227 ratings.