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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

254 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 82
Gots: 49 | 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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Poured a semi-clear golden body with one finger head and has a spicy, oaky, tart (wine-like with a white grape feel) aroma.
There is a light yeast presence that gives off a touch of orange citric one finds in a Belgian ale, but this beer has more of a sour taste/feel to it.
Touches of tropical fruit sweetness add balance but are in background to a not overpowering tart/sour beer that has a good amount of wood in it.
Finishes slightly sour but there is not enough sour/tart/acidic taste to this beer to where it becomes too hard to drink, instead always just leaving you wanting more and this comes partly from the fact that the sweet aspects are just enough to prevent a puckering beer.
Sharpness in the beer thanks to lively carbonation perk up the backend and I must say the ABV is hidden.

clayrock81, Oct 08, 2014
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased in Wichita. Poured into a very small white wine glass.

A – Pours a cloudy orange yellowish with a white frothy, mousey two-finger head. Heavy lacing. 4.5

S – Big chardonnay aroma, citrus, pear, oak. So all wine-line qualities but then moderated with some malty funk. (fruity, but not too spicy). 4

T – Lemon, malty, with some citrus hoppiness, a bit of spicy heat. Maybe a bit too much white wine, but still a fairly balanced beer. 4.5

MF – medium body, dry finish, a bit creamy, at 10% ABV a bit of lasting alcohol heat in the finish. 4.5

O – This really works. A complex beer that crosses many stylistic lines. An Orval/chardonnay cocktail with a squeeze of lemon. Some champagne-like and saison-like qualities. Bottle conditioned ++ 4.5

Sludgeman, Sep 15, 2014
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Melange A Trois - Reserve Series Aged In French Oak Chardonnay Barrels from Nebraska Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.