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:
1,872
Reviews:
269
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
9.4%
 
 
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833
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757
For Trade:
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Photo of A_Rad
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Cubatobaco
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from 11/28/13

This has held up remarkably well! I was a bit leery opening the bottle, but the carbonation is still there and the flavors are nowhere near oxidized.

Very muddy looking beer, with a nose of vanilla comma caramel and bourbon. Exhibits a sweet taste of all the above giving your mouth a hint of Spice from the barrel and finishing long and pleasing. I definitely want to try this fresh.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of q33jeff
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

**
06/02/2017
On tap at uno, california no ipa day.

Wonderful blend of flavors.

LOOK: dark brown, medium beige head, fades.
AROMA: Rum, brandy, caramel, molassses, allspice.
TASTE: vegetable, rum, molasses, brandy. Very tasty.
FEEL: thick, full bodied, still has healthy carbonation.

Really nice blend.

**

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Photo of Kuges
3.83/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZEB89
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrBier
3.96/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thatsarealplane
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of CPAles
3.41/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TomMorris
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VictorsValiant
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.16/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of rab53
3.66/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thin, boozy, nearly flat. Thankfully, I can now pass over any future releases from The Bruery.

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Photo of hermit990
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of pisano
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobhits
3.83/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour from the bottle I get a lot more wheat wine that stout. I'm a bit disappointed just going in. However once in the snifter I'm getting a rather dark color, more a light porter than 16% stout but things are looking up.

On the nose I get a stout like malt (chocolate, caramel, roasted notes) with some oak and barrel notes. vanilla, oak, and a lot of subtle notes are coming through.

BOOZE!!!!! Wow this is hot! Chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla, burnt malt, roasted malt, slight sour notes (green apples?), so much going on here. Brown sugar and raisin as well.

Bruery really makes acidic barrel aged stouts. This is something that I seem to be getting more sedative to as I get older which is a shame. That said very very oaky a lot of chocolate and raisins with some vanilla notes. From the acidity I get a lot of acidic fruit notes (think more like apples than say an orange). Really complex beer but the oak bitterness dominate most of the taste with a lot of acidic fruits.

The mouth feel despite the acid and booze is actually pretty good. It's rich and full. I would like it to be a bit more creamy, but the wheat wine addition likely was not ideal. I really wish this had a few years on it...maybe 5 even.

This is a nice change of pace for us barrel lovers. I can't put it up there next to the best of the best, but this is a worthy offering. Wish the price weren't 30, but what can you expect from these guys?

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Photo of Beerbom
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewmanCapote
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of n2pux
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Modernrickk
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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