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Melange No. 3 - The Bruery

Melange No. 3Melange No. 3

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

1,151 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 1151
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.68%


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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Vengeance526

Louisiana

3.83/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown color with a decent sized tan head that holds up well and leaves a good bit of sticky lacing behind.

Amazing aroma filled with hints of vanilla, caramel, brown sugar and bourbon. Definitely a very sweet aroma but pulled off fairly well so it doesn't create a problem despite how rich it comes off initially.

Now what worked out great in the nose may become problematic in the taste depending on how much you drink. As in the aroma, a mix of flavors come out in full force...chocolate, caramel, vanilla, oak, brown sugar, molasses and dark fruits with a very prominent taste of bourbon throughout. The alcohol is obviously there and isn't shy. Basically, the taste started off great but after a while, I think there's just too much going on and it starts too seem way too sweet. Still good though, I just wouldn't want quite as much at once if I had this again.

Full body with a smooth mouthfeel. Again, this was very interesting and sounded like a great concept on paper but probably impractical at the same time. BT was great, but this one started to seem like overkill after a while. Again way too sweet. Still, I can't deny how great that aroma was and the first taste was still amazing. I probably killed the experience by drinking too much but that's why I can't call this the most drinkable thing out there.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2010 21:44:17 | More by Vengeance526
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A - 3.75 - In all honest the muddy brown appearance is a little wierd, but it does have a nice initial tan head, which on the other hand dissipates pretty quick
S - 4.75 - Reminds me mostly of a great English barleywine. Caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, oak barrels, coconut, fig newtons, plums, apricots, raisins.
T - 4.25 - Definitely the better of the two Melange beers I've tried so far (1 and 3), caramel, figs, maple syrup, vanilla, toasted coconut, brown sugar, sweet booze, but not quite to the smoothness I'd want to see from an oak aged beer. Also, I'm disappointed in these beers that are blended with Black Tuesday. I think they're using a TINY percentage of Black Tuesday, and just putting the name on there for marketing.
M - 4.25 - Alc present but appropriate @ 16.8%, aftertaste is syrupy, caramel and vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium, syrupy, sticky.
O - 4.25 - Not as good as I'd expect with a 98 rating. I'm going to save 2/3's of this bottle and blend it with a nice robust imperial stout. I think that'll give me more of the flavor I'd want in a big beer like this, especially one that leads you on to think it's going to have flavors from the Black Tuesday in there (which it doesn't).

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Melange No. 3 from The Bruery
98 out of 100 based on 1,151 ratings.