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Melange No. 3 - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

1,317 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,317
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 769
Gots: 621 | 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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Ratings: 1,317 | Reviews: 221 | Display Reviews Only:
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours quite still with limited carbonation as you would expect. The color is deep and dark, basically just this side of black. The smell changes with each nose as you get some bourbon, some roast, and some fruit. This beer is basically somewhere in the old ale/barleywine spectrum with hints of the RIS. It would pair incredibly with a cigar and blow right through the smoke. So much flavor. Different with every sip from roast to fruit to toffee all with full richness and dense mouthfeel. A pleasure to drink and worth the price tag for a special occasion.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 03:56:48 | More by PHBoiler
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -9.9%

06-30-2013 23:33:05 | More by Atomicskis5
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Rish907

California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

06-30-2013 17:58:44 | More by Rish907
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Michigan

Michigan

4/5  rDev -9.9%

06-30-2013 15:38:59 | More by Michigan
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.6%

06-30-2013 10:57:55 | More by ejimhof
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rpstevens

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -9.9%

06-30-2013 03:52:23 | More by rpstevens
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Lucnifter

California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

06-28-2013 05:21:57 | More by Lucnifter
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chrisp450

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -9.9%

06-27-2013 15:43:49 | More by chrisp450
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tswater

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +7%

06-27-2013 01:25:27 | More by tswater
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gueuzegossage

California

4/5  rDev -9.9%

06-25-2013 21:52:52 | More by gueuzegossage
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MikeRMII

California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

06-25-2013 10:05:47 | More by MikeRMII
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OMsweetOM

California

4.75/5  rDev +7%

06-25-2013 04:31:42 | More by OMsweetOM
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illidurit

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

06-25-2013 03:12:02 | More by illidurit
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Kmccabe33

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-24-2013 21:24:26 | More by Kmccabe33
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innuendobrewskiman63

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-24-2013 06:17:13 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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IHyphySF

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

06-24-2013 05:53:03 | More by IHyphySF
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Trapman

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7%

06-23-2013 19:02:55 | More by Trapman
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

06-23-2013 14:56:02 | More by griffeyb
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

06-23-2013 14:37:27 | More by CypherEnigma
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cosmonick

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

06-23-2013 00:28:22 | More by cosmonick
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london1o1

New York

5/5  rDev +12.6%

06-20-2013 03:36:06 | More by london1o1
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fehrminator

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

06-19-2013 01:05:54 | More by fehrminator
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thegoon55

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

06-17-2013 21:34:20 | More by thegoon55
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a teku glass. This is a 2012 version.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a reddish hue and leaves about a finger of off-white, light tan head.

Smell: Bourbon, hint of cherry, plum, vanilla, raisins, figs, cocoa. Solid aroma.

Taste: Matches the nose nicely: bourbon, vanilla, plums, oak, cherries, molasses. Plenty of alcohol present. Very sweet.

Mouth-feel: Medium to low carbonation (solid for this beer) with a medium, creamy body (a bit syrupy).

Overall: A solid BIG brew. Very, very sweet but this one has some nice flavors: the vanilla, oak and dark fruits play together nicely. Perhaps a tad hot, but tasty nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 23:25:13 | More by Resuin
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2011 Vintage poured in to Bruery tulip.

A - Poured dark brown and settled black with a thin layer of cream coloured head that immediately disappeared.

S - Big barrel notes come through first - bourbon, charred oak and vanilla. Chocolate fudge and dark caramel are also present from the base beers.

T - Sweet bourbon, charred oak and vanilla dominate as the barrel notes come to the forefront. Chocolate fudge, dark caramel and molasses flavours come through as well as lighter dark fruit flavours. The Black Tuesday seems to dominate this a little too much.

M - Medium body. Almost no carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 15:21:28 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Melange No. 3 from The Bruery
98 out of 100 based on 1,317 ratings.