Melange No. 3 | The Bruery

Melange No. 3Melange No. 3
BA SCORE
4.41/5
1,897 Ratings
Melange No. 3Melange 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:
#234
Reviews:
271
Ratings:
1,897
pDev:
9.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
837
Gots:
766
Trade:
83
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4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of WolverineFan1243
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ljjpowers
3.91/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of dorfilms
4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Preface - I have absolutely NO business drinking this beer right now. I've already imbibed in a fee other beers but this one just kept staring at me in the cellar. Welp... yolo.

L - voodoo teku pour. Light brown. Extremely and perhaps overly fizzy head. Lacing is uncharacteristic watery for a bruery beer and leaves little behind.

S - alcohol and plums. Vanilla, bourbon, and then oak. Cherry and grain alcohol. Faint butterscotch and toffee aromas but not as present as their stouts.

T - first sip tasted like a caramel apple. Then following is oak, vanilla, pure ethanol. It's hot. Foremost, this reminds me of eating a caramel apple at a fair... while sipping everclear. As it warms there's semi-ripe red cherries, a faint tartness, lots more vanilla. Still loads of sweetness, but not offensive which somehow the Bruery always pulls off. This is a 2017 but I swear I'm tasting a little carboardy oxidation. How long are these aged? Very tasty on the whole.

M - Above average carbonation for a huge beer. Perhaps frothy.

O - I had to go back and look to see what this was classified as... because if they're calling this a stout or a barleywine I'm pissed. Fortunately it is listed as an American strong ale, which is very accurate and not misleading like a lot of beer classifications can be. It's top notch per style and I'll definitely enjoy the rest of this... but I think I enjoy their stout based high abv beers more. Having said that...

Value - $30.99 will be a hard revisit here. Maybe in a year or two I will but I had thoughts about grabbing another of this whioe still available to cellar longer. After drinking it, and it is good, it's not really worth that cost to just sit in the dark and chance possibly getting better.

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4.92/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of akk14
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FCal79
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Narkee
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Burgh1328
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There stuff is so bozzy!

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

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer poured a murky brownish black color with tan colored head crowning the glass.

Smell - The nose brought to mind boozy prunes.

Taste - Chocolate leaps to the front on the taste, with vanilla, hazelnut, and tobacco notes. The overall profile is both oaky and boozy with a pleasant warmness.

Mouthfeel - For a blend, the beer had a great pleasant thickness.

Overall - Trully, this is an expensive sipper.

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4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Melange No. 3 from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 1,897 ratings
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