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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

214 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 76
Gots: 47 | FT: 3
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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UCLABrewN84

California

4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour at the bottle share held at Chloe's inside Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour and tart with malt, grain, earth, wine, wood, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with wine and earthy wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice wine barrel aged presence all around.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 17:20:32 | More by UCLABrewN84
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APB

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

08-16-2013 07:04:20 | More by APB
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Pecan

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-22-2013 20:48:42 | More by Pecan
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Bustersuess

New York

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

07-21-2013 17:09:06 | More by Bustersuess
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

07-18-2013 04:21:47 | More by duff247
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Zbeetleman

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

07-09-2013 04:15:55 | More by Zbeetleman
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smellandsip37

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-04-2013 04:12:28 | More by smellandsip37
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-03-2013 16:02:49 | More by drummermattie02
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-29-2013 15:09:15 | More by rbrefbeerman
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popery

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-24-2013 06:40:14 | More by popery
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-08-2013 15:04:43 | More by BradMacMullin
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CCutch

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

05-29-2013 17:00:44 | More by CCutch
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pknyc

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-22-2013 14:39:30 | More by pknyc
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Photekut

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-19-2013 18:53:51 | More by Photekut
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flagmantho

Washington

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip. Bottle is dated 2010.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a very light haze and a strong effervescence. Head is two fingers of fizzy ivory foam. Attractive!

Smell: sweet, malty, grassy aroma with just a tiny hint of farmhouse funk. There's a hint of pear in there as well, along with a hint of chalkiness which I like. Great complexity, but with so much going on it lacks a little balance. Still quite nice.

Taste: very sweet right up front with a light hint of tartness and more of that funk. Grassiness is present and the alcohol, while not hot in character, is definitely felt in the throat as I swallow this brew. Mostly I like it, although again, it could have better balance between strength and character.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a great big carbonation and a massive, if somewhat ephemeral, mouthfeel. I like it a lot, although with a little more body this thing could be Brobdingnagian.

Overall: despite its imperfections, this beer just rubs me the right way. Good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 01:03:18 | More by flagmantho
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-04-2013 22:39:59 | More by JRod1969
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katan

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml into a goblet

A - Pours bright golden, effervescent. Lots of head, pearly white. Frothy, well retained.

S - Spicy at first, and then some citrus and fruity notes come in the background. Perhaps some apple must sneaking its way in.

T - Starts off smooth and sweet, light belgian malts. Mid-stream brings in the fruitiness, somewhat apple like. The grape from chardonay starts to appear, adding some more sweetness. Finishes lightly sweet, more of those fruity notes. THe aftertaste is more complex, some hints of those belgian yeast phenols and spices.

M - Full bodied, lighter on the carbonation end. Alcohol warmth is very present. Sticky in the finish.

O/D - A very well done beer. The chardonnay comes through just enough to add complexity. Its a big beer, very full flavored and full of alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 20:22:32 | More by katan
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alpenglocken

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15%

04-27-2013 02:10:49 | More by alpenglocken
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-24-2013 01:08:20 | More by mportnoy
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drgonzo2k2

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-21-2013 14:56:04 | More by drgonzo2k2
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-21-2013 03:14:38 | More by oline73
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-11-2013 16:43:54 | More by DaPan
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Hastur23

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-06-2013 16:44:37 | More by Hastur23
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -39.5%

03-29-2013 23:53:48 | More by Dactrius
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-24-2013 18:48:08 | More by Sparky44
Melange A Trois - Reserve Series Aged In French Oak Chardonnay Barrels from Nebraska Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.