Melange No. 3 - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
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1,508 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,508
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 792
Gots: 653 | FT: 65
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  15.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of Black Tuesday, anniversary ale, and White Oak Sap.

(Beer added by: Floydster on 02-14-2009)
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4.04/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a murky-looking, copperish amber color with a fingers worth of off-white head that dissipates in the blink of an eye.
S- The first notes are of sweet bourbon oakiness, pecans, caramelized nuts, toffee. Secondary aromas are of raisins, dates, figs, some apple. Complex for sure. Another swirl and more of the booze-infused burnt caramel comes through.
T- Way more fruity sweetness than expected! The apple cider, pear, maybe some grapes, make their presence known again. Really boozy heat comes through as well, though not surprisingly at 16.9%ABV. The toffee and caramel notes tend to not be as prevalent in the taste here as they are in the nose. Not getting any chocolate at all from the Chocolate Rain blend. A typical "Old Ale" leathery, woodiness comes through on the back end of the sip.
M- Lighter mouthfeel with some moderate carbonation. Not much bitterness and some heat from the booze adds a little burn.
O- Amazingly complex beer! A bit on the boozier side but still a nice sipper.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of campfirebrew
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grze
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.85/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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3.65/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.16/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.65/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

Pours a transparent rust color and aroma suggests a BA barleywine. The booze is strong, definitely a sipping beer to share with friends. Lots of wine barrel flavors with the sweet bourbon profile is nice but not what I expected. I get a lot of pine/earthy flavors deeper into the pour but the sweetness is intense, almost too intense. Still a beer to be appreciated and shared.

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Melange No. 3 from The Bruery
98 out of 100 based on 1,508 ratings.