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): 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:
1,872
Reviews:
269
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
9.4%
 
 
Wants:
832
Gots:
757
For Trade:
82
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Ratings: 1,872 |  Reviews: 269
Photo of Devman171
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ianw87
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PassMeAZima
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BSecaida
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of skiking70
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kristinc
3.31/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
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 -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BuckeyeBeers
4.07/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of chrisjws
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iJyuken
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stompilator
4.86/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ah-yeah
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MickeyHops
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wellsnb
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I do not get much Black Tuesday in this. Seems like a ton of of white oak sap and a medium amount of anniversary beers. Very good beer.

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Photo of BigKev23
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Clarkson
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrs3994243
4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of neckbeardnation22
3.43/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stwok21
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The most intriguing, complex beer I've had.

A: all the vanilla, caramel, toffee you can get from a bourbon barrel

T: so much going on... in a wonderful way

O: the most pleasant, vibrant, complex, "aged/old" beer I've had

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Photo of sposter4
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz into a snifter. Pours dark mahogany in color with little to no head or lace. Smells of burnt sugar and bourbon. Taste the bold Black Tuesday flavor up front that gives way to sap sweetness and barrel in the back end. Very smooth for 16.9% not hit at all

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Photo of codytwo
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SteveD082791
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Deltoro
3.39/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Melange No. 3 from The Bruery
4.36 out of 5 based on 1,872 ratings.
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