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Mélange No. 3 | The Bruery

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4.41/5
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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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#368
Reviews:
292
Ratings:
2,008
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
Wants:
838
Gots:
778
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,008 |  Reviews: 292
Photo of JLK7299
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BurtStL6
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the most fascinating beers I’ve ever had. Big bottle I cellared for almost a year on a whim.

Big bourbon flavor up front with a fruit wheat wine finish.

Very surprising and well done

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, 2017 vintage, bottled 2/01/17 stamped on bottle. Served in a chalice, the beer pours a murky dark brown color with almost an inch tan head that stayed around a while. There's a small amount of lacing. Aroma is nice and sweet, the brew smells like brown sugar, toffee, caramel, fig, raisins, vanilla, bourbon and oak. Taste is similar to the aroma, with toffee, caramel, dark bread, vanilla, bourbon, dark fruit, oak, earthiness and chocolate flavors. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's creamy and coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. It's a bit boozy, but for being 16.3% ABV it's not quite as boozy as I was expecting at that strength. With that being said, I know I'm feeling it after finishing a bottle. I thought this was a pretty good and tasty strong ale, definitely worth picking up if you come across some! $29.99 a bottle.

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Photo of zeff80
4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap. Poured a dark, dark brown color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate and toffee. Big bourbon taste with vanilla and oak and vanilla.

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Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JDJR
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NMA
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Bruno74200
4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the 14 beers we have had in one session of some bad-ass tasting brew.
This is definitely a bold and big beer. Very complex it shows notes of nuts, dark fruits, bourbon, cocoa, coffee, vanilla and other subtle notes. Remains boozy and hits you harder afterward. Still a great treat

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3.96/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thoglund
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mpwiemann
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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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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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Mélange No. 3 from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 2,008 ratings