Melange No. 3 | The Bruery

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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:
279
Ratings:
1,941
pDev:
9.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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834
Gots:
772
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,941 |  Reviews: 279
Photo of Can_if_you_can
4.91/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of absoluthamm
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crobinso
4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jestoner
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajm5108
4.81/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark cola brown that appears black, fluffy head that fades almost instantly, lots of carbonation. Aroma is robust & layered - starts out with classic warm bourbon quaffs - caramel, vanilla, toffee - with some blackstrap molasses & charred malt underneath.

Taste follows the same pattern, though you get more of the Black Tuesday flavors, along with some cola phenol, grape, dark berry to support the desert bourbon & husky, dark malt. Plays with sweet & savory notes in sn expert fashion, a multi-faceted concotion, way beyond your standard BBA beer.

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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

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

Photo of Jfinegan
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brewaddict
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed on 8/1/16, from notes. 2015 bottle

L - Pours a cola brown color. It appears cloudy and thick with no head.
S - I get notes of bourbon, oak, alcohol, caramel, vanilla, and brown sugar.
T - Flavors are sweet and tangy. Lots of heat. Caramel and maple syrup.
F - A little thick and chewy. Coats the mouth. Some burn afterward
O - There is just a lot going on.

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

Photo of corm44
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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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of rtaps
3.54/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SBlobaum
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of edthehead
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Pbarg
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mschrei
4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2017 edition. Nothing outstanding to look at, dark, brownish edges, not much in foam or lacing, cloudy and almost dirty looking. Big barrel smell, a lot of sweetness, chocolate and molasses. Taste – wow. It's got a lot of sweetness with chocolate and maple, but it's got a roasty stout and tart/bitter old Ale combo with a date/raisin like fruitiness, and underneath it all is a barrel presence that doesn't overpower the other flavors. Just an awesome blend. Feel is magnificent. It's oily, but not too oily, it's boozy but goes down smooth, it's got a big filling feel but isn't heavy. Wish I had another to see how it would be in a year, but I think I drank it at a damn fine time.

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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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Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 1,941 ratings
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