Mélange No. 3 | The Bruery

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Mélange No. 3Mélange No. 3
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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.

Added by Floydster on 02-14-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#234
Reviews:
281
Ratings:
1,950
pDev:
9.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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

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

Taste: intense, boozy, complex, oak, bourbon wine, warming finish. Same with the nose. Dark mahogany hue, mostly clear, light n head some sticky lace on glass.Full body. A heavy hitter for a cold winter day.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.84/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shogun250
4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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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Photo of BColton1
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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Photo of mikesobi
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

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

Photo of jeremiahoden
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

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