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Melange No. 3 - The Bruery

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Melange No. 3Melange No. 3

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

1,368 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,368
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 776
Gots: 621 | FT: 59
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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Ratings: 1,368 | Reviews: 222 | Display Reviews Only:
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skunk242

California

4/5  rDev -9.7%

07-22-2012 03:17:38 | More by skunk242
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-12-2012 15:33:03 | More by Kaydogg
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kevwcamp

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

07-06-2012 05:04:34 | More by kevwcamp
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Jpwv

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

07-06-2012 00:59:08 | More by Jpwv
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leodarko

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-05-2012 23:25:58 | More by leodarko
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AlexM

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

07-05-2012 00:07:49 | More by AlexM
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Duff27

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +1.1%

Hella collar left. Very dark brown body with light brown highlights. Fun alcohol legs.

Belgian notes but big time barrelage.

The Belgian Yeast influenced candied aftertaste just kicks the race horses ass. Yum fruits.

Very smooth, got damn. Lowish carbonation.

Wow,!i loved this one. Reminded me a lot of BA Naked Evil only because of the Belgian aspect and the high ABV. Seek out! Thanks egrace84!!

07-04-2012 03:15:21 | More by Duff27
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mdvatab

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-30-2012 10:44:49 | More by mdvatab
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tylermains

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

06-30-2012 05:50:16 | More by tylermains
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ASUBeer

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

06-30-2012 01:18:50 | More by ASUBeer
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-27-2012 03:34:24 | More by bump8628
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SageO

California

5/5  rDev +12.9%

06-26-2012 05:12:12 | More by SageO
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MordorMongo


4.33/5  rDev -2.3%

Review #3, cellar temp, served in tulip

A : Not quite black, some reddish hues, reminds me of root beer, minimal off-white head, lacing was minimal, nice legs though.

S : Oak, vanilla, caramel, touch of cocoa and I swear I get hints of anise from somewhere

T : Dark fruits, black cherries, hints of chocolate, vanilla & toffee. Sweetness hits mid-palate as does some bourbon, finishes a bit syrupy but not unpleasantly so.

M : Smooth, bold, a bit lighter than I expected honestly

O : I like this, more than I thought I would as I am not the biggest Black Tuesday fan (non-09 anyway!), oak was a bit more forward than I prefer and once it warmed became a touch cloying. Glad I have more, looking forward to it already.

06-24-2012 03:37:13 | More by MordorMongo
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dmsohyea

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-22-2012 23:43:56 | More by dmsohyea
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sammo

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-22-2012 20:35:41 | More by sammo
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +5%

Bottle shared with JLindros. Poured into a tulip and reviewed from notes.

A - Pour is almost blackish hue but its really just a super dark ruddy brown. A creamy mocha halo and nice clouding. This is 15.5%?!?!

S - WTF!!?? No booze at all with this just loads of nice chocolate and dark fruits, sweet caramel, and bourbon.

T - Lots of coconut, dark fruits, and chocolate. Barrels galore. So much delicious bourbon. Ohhh my goodness, what am I drinking?! I want more, its sooo rich and delicious.

M - Uhh...15.5%?! Bullshit! This stuff is so, so freaking good. Goes down amazingly easy. Stuff is amazingly good.

O - Overall this was phenominal. I cant believe a blending of beers can come out tasting like this. Wish this delightful beer was readily available.

06-19-2012 18:46:16 | More by rudzud
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Cowcakes

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

06-18-2012 22:08:23 | More by Cowcakes
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-13-2012 02:57:07 | More by Auror
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-11-2012 00:17:07 | More by eawolff99
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-04-2012 13:46:07 | More by AleWatcher
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Agold

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-04-2012 05:27:48 | More by Agold
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stxSS07

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-03-2012 19:43:39 | More by stxSS07
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

06-01-2012 15:40:03 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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Auracom

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -26%

More cheers to the RS and another long-awaited tick. 5-6 oz. poured into a Bruery tulip on May 24th, 2012.

A - Pours a darker version of the anniversary series, with more heft and murkyness. Good fluffy, light-tan head. Great retention for the ABV, with great lacing to boot. Promising start.

S - Very rich caramel from the BT portion, with a bit of the bourbon barrel to boot. There's also a definite White Oak presence, with the citrus, sour-like note contrasting from the heavier qualities of the mix.

T - More of the same really. Malts are akin to BT and Papier. Underneath ripe cherry astringency and hints of the old ale's winter fruit. There's less boozyness and richness than I expected.

M - Moderate carbonation, medium-heavy body, quite smooth. Touch of oak barrel dryness and aftertaste.

D - Doesn't live up to two years' worth of hype. I like some of what's here, but unfortunately it's just not that great of a blend. There's way too much White Oak element in here, so I'll blame that because I found that base beer quite loathsome to begin with.

05-31-2012 21:56:33 | More by Auracom
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billab914

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -15.8%

Thanks to Rhettroactive for sharing this one the other night. 2012 vintage poured from a 750ml bottle. It poured brown in color with a thin sticky head to it.

The aroma shows a lot of sweetness to it with some strong notes of caramel and brown sugar with some lighter wheat malts. It's got a good dose of boozy alcohol to it coming along with the bourbon. It's got some good flavors going on, but also feels overly sugary and boozy at times.

The taste follows through with more of the brown sugar and caramel sweetness with some added dark fruit flavors to it. I get a little bit of the wheat malts of White Oak to it as well. The bourbon comes out in the finish adding a boozy, alcohol presence.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side with carbonation being too way overdone. Overall, it was a decent beer but I didn't think it was better than any of the beers that went into it. The sweetness, alcohol heat and high carbonation were just overdone for me, even for the style.

05-31-2012 18:41:30 | More by billab914
Melange No. 3 from The Bruery
98 out of 100 based on 1,368 ratings.