Melange No. 3 - The Bruery
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Reviews by pmlondrigan:
4.35/5 rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to Rempo for this long (really long) time want! Opened this up tonight to celebrate my first cycling race and the completion of my goal to not be DFL (Dead F'in last) in the race...
Melange is not black, rather deep, deep brown, with dark red auburn highlights. A decent off tan/light tan head sits atop the ale, it actually never fades completely from sight. Smells strongly of alcohol, hot alcohol, but barrel too, caramel, toffee, lots of vanilla and chocolate. Coconut too! Really fine smelling beer as I love bourbon bombs. The taste too is great, toasted marshmellow, caramalized brown sugar, vanilla, chocolate, yes bourbon too. You do get a touch of alcohol in the flavor. Thick and heavy mouthfeel, almost oily and slightly cloying....though what would you expect? Super tasty ale here.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2012 00:30:10 | More by pmlondrigan
More User Reviews:
4.33/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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).
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 19:48:08 | More by ISmith87
Melange No. 3 from The Bruery
98 out of 100 based on 1,151 ratings.