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:
#238
Reviews:
286
Ratings:
1,979
pDev:
9.07%
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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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4.41/5  rDev 0%
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4.32/5  rDev -2%
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4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
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4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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4.78/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip/snifter glass.

Creamy two finger tall topped head, that does settle down quite softly and somewhat quickly. Faint tan color on top settling to a good 3mm collar, it marks an opaque body of deep walnut red, to a sort of dark rusty color.

Real nice aroma. Borderline exquisite but not getting there entirely but makes for a good ride. Chewy sensing dark fruits of dates, with a good oaky mix. Has a very wine like aroma strangely with a good mixing amount of caramel and sticky toffee like flavors. Very large date and raisin quality with a slight touch of oaky cinnamon. Quite impressive.

Very delicious and expressive palate. Oaky mid palate with light touches of barrel character. More sensing milk chocolate and touches of raisin to raspberry quality, somewhere in the middle kind of flavors if one could say. Creamy to touches of playful fizz like tight hinting mouthfeel,with a warm caramel that drapes nicely over the tongue. Hints of purple grape sweetness, with a rich oaky caramel in the mix too.

Quite and unexpected mix going on, but very enjoyable. Dangerously addictive.

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Mélange No. 3 from The Bruery
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