Mélange No. 3 | The Bruery

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Mélange No. 3Mélange No. 3
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A blend of Black Tuesday, anniversary ale, and White Oak Sap.

Added by Floydster on 02-14-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#242
Reviews:
288
Ratings:
1,992
pDev:
9.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dadthew
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zenboy99
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnCassillo
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TylerJ
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FlussigkeitMut
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dirtyhalos
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VABA
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-A nice hazy brown color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has abundant bourbon and caramel hints
T-The taste follows the nose with pleasant bourbon and caramel flavor notes
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A well balanced beer with a gentle but strong kick

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Photo of darktronica
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rating from the 2017 release but having had previous vintages in both draft and bottle formats. This is one of my favorite Bruery releases, and the beer that originally got me into blends of stouts and barleywines or old ales. It absolutely combines the best attributes of Black Tuesday and the Bruery anniversary old ales, plus some light twinges of golden ale brightness from the White Oak. It's a real balancing act, playing the mild tartness and acidity of an old ale and wheatwine against the richness of Black Tuesday, while managing not to cancel anything out. The result is just as bombastic as the component parts.

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Photo of tmbgnicu
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jstonerock24
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TCOlson
4.81/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bourbon and caramel bomb

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Photo of PprBurke
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of motoxrdr21
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tittyfish
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of penguinBOMB
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ssippisam
4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattsmith413
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of juablu
4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of morimech
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown color with a finger of head that quickly settles. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, toffee, and leather. Very flavorful beer that packs in a healthy dose of toffee, caramel, cocoa, bourbon and vanilla. Nice combination. Alcohol heat and flavor are strong which is not surprising. Thick and creamy body. Softly carbonated.

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4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Badger2121
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours great. Smell and upfront I get raisin. Feel has some pop and fizziness. Get more chocolate on the back. Definitely can feel the alcohol on the finish. Awesome beer

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jason_cs
4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Mélange No. 3 from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 1,992 ratings