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Melange No. 3 - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

1,414 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,414
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 785
Gots: 631 | FT: 57
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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Photo of JulioH
4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

One of those great beers, it's greatness laying in the fact that you need to share this bottle.

Pours a dark beer. A few bubbles form at the top. Smells like fortified old wine. Tastes like wine too, but bitter. It is an ale and it has a lot of strength. A bit heady, sure to knock you out. Mouth feel is a bit syrupy and thick.

JulioH, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of MacTeo
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance was very dark muddy brown with a centimeter of head. It smells fruity and nutty with the addition of booze on the nose. It tasted great, fig, plum, and a nicely balance hops and booze. Very earthy. Overall, great with bbq as I had it... Ready to have another bottle.

MacTeo, Mar 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

jmryan8, Today at 12:44 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Port_Seat, Friday at 08:13 PM
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

World class flavor

FutureMan91, Wednesday at 09:02 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

sobeleg, Wednesday at 06:51 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

dnb128, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Ferocious, Oct 10, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +4.7%

Kino, Oct 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

davesway10, Oct 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

MattAllen, Oct 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

t2grogan, Oct 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

kermis, Oct 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

mportnoy, Oct 05, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev -1.1%

KCBeerNerd, Oct 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Snowshoes, Oct 04, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +2.9%

CBodamer, Oct 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

pathman, Oct 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

wingwalker3, Oct 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

Hallertau, Oct 02, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. 2013 vintage. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Peg's snifter.

A: Pours a caramelly brown color with a thin off-white head and low visible carbonation. Very hazy.

S: Bourbon, caramel, vanilla. Quite sweet, moderately boozy. Some sticky malts, dry tannins from the barrel.

T: Bourbon and barrel character with huge vanilla and dry tannins. Toasted caramel, sweet roasted malts, a moderate dark fruit character. As it warms, some mixed sticky fruit flavors come out - reminds me of what I would expect a fruitcake would taste like, although I've never tried one. Finishes drier/less sweet than expected, but still possesses some ethanol sweet burning character.

M: Medium-bodied, carbonation sensation on the low side. Alcohol presence is obvious but seems well-hidden with respect to the listed ABV.

O: I enjoyed this one. It was a surprisingly easy driver for such a huge beer. Nothing I'd always need on hand, but a nice blend for sure. Glad to have tried it finally.

macrosmatic, Sep 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

mrn1ceguy, Sep 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

SurlyUtopia, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

StephRai, Sep 25, 2014
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Melange No. 3 from The Bruery
98 out of 100 based on 1,414 ratings.