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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

1,386 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,386
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 778
Gots: 622 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

socalbrewlvr, Sep 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

pkalix, Sep 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

outoffocus, Sep 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

Dareibreathe, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
4.15/5  rDev -6.3%

Beer is very dark in colour, but not quite black. Seems to be a very dark brown, with slight reddish hints. A small beige head, fades quickly.

Nose is big, complex and nice. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel and booze are all strong. Coconut. Some chocolate.

Taste is similar to the nose, but there is a big dark fruit component that I did not get in the smell. Cherry comes to mind. Other than that, lots of bourbon, oak, vanilla. Caramel is strong, and there is also brown sugar and molasses. A LOT of alcohol heat. One heavy beer. A very nice flavour, but a bit over the top.

Full bodied, low to moderate carbonation. Big and heavy, lots of burn. Slick.

Overall, quite good, but too extreme. I am sure this beer would have been more enjoyable at a comparatively moderate 12% or so. Very nice but hard going.

jrenihan, Sep 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

MNBeer1017, Sep 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

JDM44, Sep 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

mcintire78, Sep 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

IrishColonial, Sep 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Matt_Ortiz, Sep 18, 2013
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miggy96, Sep 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

sliks96, Sep 17, 2013
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weonfire, Sep 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Jacob007, Sep 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

rxeight, Sep 13, 2013
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neorunner, Sep 12, 2013
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CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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Brewer1980, Sep 09, 2013
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dubinsky, Sep 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

vrbulldog22, Sep 08, 2013
Melange No. 3 from The Bruery
98 out of 100 based on 1,386 ratings.