1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Melange No. 3 - The Bruery

Not Rated.
Melange No. 3Melange No. 3

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
98
world-class

1,389 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,389
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 780
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,389 | Reviews: 223 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of deekyn
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

deekyn, May 16, 2013
Photo of MarkFy
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

MarkFy, May 16, 2013
Photo of ajzy
5/5  rDev +12.9%

ajzy, May 16, 2013
Photo of moonknight31
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

moonknight31, May 14, 2013
Photo of KGMIbeer
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

KGMIbeer, May 12, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.09/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a tumbler.

Appearance - Deep brown. No real head. Slightly transparent at the edge. Leggy on the swirl.

Smell - Boozy as hell. Bourbon and brown sugar. Much more brown sugar than barrel complexity, but it smells like candy. Some oak and vanilla, but mostly sugars.

Taste - Sharp alcohol, bright fruity flavor. Probably from the alcohol. Less brown sugar, more of a deep caramel flavor. Some light roast. Lots of oak in the finish. Dry, amazingly.

Mouthfeel - Heavy, boozy, rough, sharp and alcoholic. Might be the two margaritas and multiple beers I had before this, but it's pretty dry.

Overall - Delicious blunt object of a beer. Bourbon brown sugar. Great stuff, if nothing but sugar and alcohol.

Alieniloquium, May 12, 2013
Photo of mookihouse
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

mookihouse, May 11, 2013
Photo of APreacher
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

APreacher, May 11, 2013
Photo of jdhugeloser
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

jdhugeloser, May 10, 2013
Photo of drlovemd87
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

drlovemd87, May 10, 2013
Photo of BRoss242
4/5  rDev -9.7%

BRoss242, May 10, 2013
Photo of vitese
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

vitese, May 10, 2013
Photo of JustinMatthew
4/5  rDev -9.7%

JustinMatthew, May 09, 2013
Photo of Shakory
4/5  rDev -9.7%

Shakory, May 09, 2013
Photo of OC_Beer_Fan
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

OC_Beer_Fan, May 08, 2013
Photo of caguiar
5/5  rDev +12.9%

caguiar, May 07, 2013
Photo of jbuddle
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

jbuddle, May 07, 2013
Photo of willisar
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

willisar, May 06, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.31/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured a dark cloudy brown color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with sweet notes, some bourbon and some vinous notes makes for a unique mix. Taste is a mix between bourbon and vanilla notes with some oak, dark fruit and some vinous notes which feels more or less balanced with the rest of the mix. Body is full with limited filtration and light warming alcohol. I didn’t really dig the mix between rich stout/old ale sweet notes and the dark fruit and also vinous feels of the beer.

Phyl21ca, May 06, 2013
Photo of Brabander
4.73/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was brought into a tasting by Mar02x. We had a Westvleteren tasting of different Westvleteren 12 bottle dates, end 2013 beginning 2013. After those bottles were gone the bigger work started. Tasted at the restaurant of the best beerbrewer in Holland: De Molen in Bodegraven on the first Easterday 2013.

This was the best beer of the tasting without a doubt. What a well balanced beer and what a depth. Sweet with almost no carbonation.

Brabander, May 06, 2013
Photo of KevinmusPrime
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

KevinmusPrime, May 03, 2013
Photo of GOGRANDE
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

GOGRANDE, May 03, 2013
Photo of IPAyForHops
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

IPAyForHops, May 03, 2013
Photo of liamt07
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

liamt07, May 02, 2013
Photo of jminsc76
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

jminsc76, May 01, 2013
Melange No. 3 from The Bruery
98 out of 100 based on 1,389 ratings.