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): 15.50%

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
Ratings:
1,857
Reviews:
263
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
833
Gots:
751
For Trade:
82
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Ratings: 1,857 |  Reviews: 263
Photo of BWood
4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Like a good woman. Great color, smells good, nice head, and changes your state of mind when your with her. I love this beer. Glad I bought a case. I think it will get better with age.

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Photo of ralerwen
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of retry4z
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Teen-o
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CRJMellor
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Norvelljeff
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kash2112
4.81/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dannyfayy
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Redgoatman
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.88/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dailyminefield
4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JTDay
3.79/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerRay
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TboneRN
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopBomb515
4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WynnO
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fcolle2
4.61/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Carmel bomb. Sweet vanilla complementing spice flavor/aroma of nutmeg and allspice. Delicious

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Photo of Dolphinsmarlins1
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fortunately, I had some help with this bottle, for obvious reasons. Though it certainly was a good beer, I was expecting more. The mouthfeel was much lighter than I was anticipating for such a boozy beast. Similarly, there wasn't nearly as much heat as one might expect. Very sweet, which probably helped smooth it all out. Glad I tried it, but I wouldn't go through the hassle trading for it again.

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Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaximus
4.66/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2012 Vintage

L- Dark, dark brown, basically black.

S- When I finally made my way through the wax and opened it up I was a bit concerned. It smelled hot - burnt my eyes a bit. Also a bit of toffee, bourbon, dark chocolate.

T- Wow. Right out of the fridge it was still hot. Yet smooth. Is that possible? But as it warmed the flavors really opened up. Sweet caramel and butterscotch. Delicious bourbon. Dark chocolate. Quite complex but they all play very well together. The alcohol that I got on the nose is there but tones down a ton as it warms. Really, really smooth. Sweet but not sticky sweet. A sipper for sure but very enjoyable.

O- Fantastic beer. Maybe my favorite Bruery offering so far and my first Melange No. 3. I'll be picking more of these up in the future for cellaring purposes and hoping for similar results. Just fantastic.

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Photo of Blinkyoureyes
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BartS
4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tidesox28
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

We opened it with about six months of age on it. I probably should have waited longer. Fairly boozy, but in the best way possible. Such a well balanced beer. Smooth, despite the alcohol. Would love to taste with a couple years on it.

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Photo of qtheking
4.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2013 batch cracked in August 2015. Simply amazing that this beer is almost 17% with almost no burn and full of flavors of all three of the blended beers. As many say the the sum is better than the parts.

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Melange No. 3 from The Bruery
4.35 out of 5 based on 1,857 ratings.
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