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Melange No. 3 | The Bruery

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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:
#233
Reviews:
276
Ratings:
1,913
pDev:
9.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
766
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,913 |  Reviews: 276
Photo of SHODriver
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep brown that's nearly black with a small light tan head that fades to a small collar with minimal lacing
S Smells of bourbon barrel goodness with notes of caramel and vanilla with some oak. The beer itself provides some toffee, light fruitiness and roasted malts with some chocolate and coffee.
:T: Taste is slightly roasty up front with some coffee and chocolate with some toffee and fruitiness toward the back. Nice oak notes with caramel and vanilla come through well too. Black Tuesday is evident in this beer but the anniversary and white oak add some nice complexity as well. Swallow is roasted malts and espresso with some lingering barrel oak, caramel and vanilla and toffee as well as some of that fruitiness. There are hints of coconut in some tastes as well.
M: Pretty full and velvety in the mouth with soft carbonation and a dry finish.
O: Overall this beer is amazing. the flavors and complexity are just off the charts. This beer rocks the house so if you have access to it you need to buy some.

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Photo of evanfox81
3.03/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of tbryant21
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bmf5581
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ConnorSimpson41
4.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of g00ey
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I had this on tap at The Salted Pig in Riverside, CA. Was the 17.3% alcohol version. If you like big boozy barrel aged beers, this is your brew. A perfect sipping beer. Amazingly smooth for such a high ABV.

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Photo of soco89ziegler
4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rizzy17
4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of RNbeerfan
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thamajam
4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wulfie85
4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Excellent melange. Each of the flavors comes through very well and blends together very well also. Everything I would expect from a barrel aged Bruery beer for sure.

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

Photo of reebtaerG
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Devman171
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ianw87
4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of skiking70
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kristinc
3.31/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a ruddy brown, all those caramel and toffee notes apparent in the color, thin beige head 1/5". Aroma was lots of toffee, vanilla, caramel, barrel, brown and chocolate malts but with enough sweetness that the heat nor roastiness comes out on the nose.

Black Tuesday dominates the profile, lots of sweet chocolatey booze in this one, like drinking a liquid cracker jack of 15% proportions. Dark sugar. The waves of toffee and caramel keep on keepin' on. Goes BT, Anniversary beer, then the white sap in order of dominance of the flavors. Its a really good, often overlooked beer, really fun when you have a few friends to share it with, cracked quite a few of these over the years, often once the co-main event fight gets going, that's the time for this one.

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

Photo of BuckeyeBeers
4.07/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Melange No. 3 from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 1,913 ratings
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