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Melange No. 3 - The Bruery

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1,543 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,543
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 799
Gots: 653 | FT: 62
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  15.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Floydster on 02-14-2009

A blend of Black Tuesday, anniversary ale, and White Oak Sap.
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4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bobbypaulson
4.69/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of calivessel
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jlira
4.16/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ToadiesForCody
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buzz3d
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ronricorossi
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Sante Adairius snifter, which I only just purchased yesterday at the brewery, and so am still in the mood to brag about a little. Adding SARA to the Santa Cruz area has somehow made weekend destination-trips to the beach even more perfect.

Joined the Preservation Society just a few months ago and was given an opportunity to buy some extras. When Melange #3 turned up right away, pretty much had to act.

Black Tuesday doesn't cut through on this one, not like it does in Melange #1 (albeit as a sour). Wouldn't have necessarily guessed it was in there. Doesn't read as a stout. A little bit in the nose, maybe. Drinks like a barleywine, like strong ales sometimes do. Brown sugar. Sticky toffee. Boozy. Delicious.

Just don't expect big notes of Black Tuesday. Of the three base beers, the anniversary ale is the dominant. Drinks closer to Sucre than anything else.

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4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EuphonicHops
4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mr-jj
4.57/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Bruery

Presentation: Poured a hazy dark mahogany with very little head or lacing. Very viscous.
Smell: Definitely bourbon - with cocoa, vanilla, toffee, some dark fruit. Really complex.
Taste: Follow the nose with a lot of complexity - cocoa, roasted coffee, sweet caramel, raisins, some toffee, some dark fruit. A little boozy, but not much considering the ABV. Finishes with a bit of oakiness.
Mouthfeelj: Medium body - lighter than expected. Moderate carbonation. Very creamy texture. Surprisingly little alcohol burn.

Overall: Really, really good. Lots of complexity and intensity. It's a huge beer.

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4.57/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.06/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.07/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.57/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brown sugar, caramel, cinnamon, vanilla, boozy sweetness. Almost a jammy quality. People say this is too sweet, but I think the alcohol cuts through and balances it, then again, I don't mind sweetness. For such a big beer it doesn't feel sticky. No alcohol burn. think I preferred Fruet to this, but barely.

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4.08/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.9/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.79/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Melange No. 3 from The Bruery
98 out of 100 based on 1,543 ratings.