Melange No. 3 | The Bruery

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Melange No. 3Melange No. 3

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

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

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

One of those great beers, it's greatness laying in the fact that you need to share this bottle.

Pours a dark beer. A few bubbles form at the top. Smells like fortified old wine. Tastes like wine too, but bitter. It is an ale and it has a lot of strength. A bit heady, sure to knock you out. Mouth feel is a bit syrupy and thick.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Thepleasantimbiber
4.93/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2011 vintage purchased during The Bruery's anniversary month. Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance- Thin dark caramel-brown color, surprisingly light considering the ABV, as well as the dark cloudiness that both BT and their anniversary beers display on their own. Slight head.

Smell- Luscious sweet aroma, the toffee and toasted sugar aromas are definitely there along with a lot of bourbon. No alcohol burn, the years of aging have definitely mellowed this out.

Taste- Incredible. I've had & enjoyed this beer fresh, but the taste present here is on another level. All of the normal flavors (the bourbon, the sweet chocolate maltiness from the BT and the toasty sweetness from the anniversary beers) have coalesced beautifully. There's zero of the booziness that's so present in fresh BA Bruery beers. The smoothness makes it dangerously easy to drink.

Mouthfeel: Lighter than you'd expect, as previously stated. Coats the inside of the mouth, where those wonderful flavors just hang around. No complaints here.

Overall- I really enjoyed this beer fresh, but the aged vintage is incredible and definitely the way to go if you can get it or have the patients to sit one down for a few years before cracking it open.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Melange No. 3 from The Bruery
4.35 out of 5 based on 1,866 ratings.
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