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:
#240
Reviews:
285
Ratings:
1,971
pDev:
9.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Duncian
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

Photo of taospowder
4.32/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jallen5076
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TravisMason
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cmukid87
4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of WhackoMillah93
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of psumjl269
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbaker67
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of imbibehour
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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Photo of Bammer21
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours a dark brown with fine chocolate colored foam.

Woah, Nelly, there is a lot going on in the nose! Some cocoa mingles with cherries, leather, bourbon, vanilla and figs. As it warms, more fruity notes appear.

Taste is massive, almost overwhelming. Most of the notes from the nose return but with a vengeance. Massive in the best possible way.

Mouthfeel is thick and oily, but well carbonated.

Overall, an incredible beer, well worth the money, and one that may be worth getting again, despite the price tag.

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Photo of petrusek23
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

750 ml bottle into a snifter. Had 7/3/17.

Pours near black and opaque, with a two inch foamy head and a good amount of foamy lacing. Aromas of bourbon, oak, figs, dates, raisins, malt, licorice, prunes, brown sugar. Smells really incredible. The taste mostly follows the nose- malt, bourbon, figs, dates, prunes, raisins, caramel, brown sugar, light molasses. No alcohol. How? Smooth, a great full body, well carbonated.

Just awesome. So many deep flavors and aromas. My only complaint is that I didn’t buy two. Hope this comes around again.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

A: This poured an opaque dark mahogany with quickly dissipating light tan.
S: It smelled like rum raisin and honey wheat bread and nougat, with some toasted coconut and chocolate and nutty toffee.
T: It tasted like caramel and nougat and chocolate, with some honey wheat bread and toasted coconut and rum raisin. It had a clean sweet aftertaste.
M: It was thick with moderate carbonation. Great big body.
D: This was a fantastic brew with complex and well integrated scent and taste. Rich and delicious, like a Milky Way and Mounds bar wrapped in raisin bread. The body was great, and the finish was surprisingly smooth, so it was easy to drink. But this beer must be sipped. Age may help, and it could certainly last some years, but it doesn't really need it. This beer met the hype and is worth the price. Recommended if you can find it.

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Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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