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Nebraska Reserve Series Melange A Trois

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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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Melange a Trois begins with a wonderfully big Strong Belgian-Style Blonde Ale and moves into the extraordinary category through an additional 6 month French Oak Chardonnay Wine Barrel maturation. The essence of Chardonnay permeates while a subtle sweetness remains from the Ale itself. Oak tannins combine to create a fascinating mesh of dry, sweet, and wine-like character. One of our favorites!

2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Bronze Medal Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Beer
2012 United States Beer Tasting Championship Regional Champion Barrel Aged Beer
2012 North American Beer Awards Silver Medal Barrel Aged Strong Beer
2011 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Category
2011 World Beer Tasting Championship Regional Champion Barrel Aged Beer
2011 Festival of Wood & Barrel Aged Beer Silver Medal Strong / Double / Imperial Pale Beer Category
2010 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Category 2011 World Beer Tasting Championship – Regional Champion – Barrel Aged Beer 2011 Great American Beer Festival – Gold Medal Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Category 2011 Festival of Wood & Barrel Aged Beer – Silver Medal Strong / Double / Imperial Pale Beer Category 2012 United States Beer Tasting Championship – Regional Champion – Barrel Aged Beer 2012 North American Beer Awards Silver Medal – Barrel Aged Strong Beer 2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Bronze Medal – Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Beer 2014 United States Open Beer Championship – Bronze Medal – Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Beer


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDBaker11058 (1790) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2016
appearance: clear bright gold, creamy white head, even some lacing. aroma: honey smacks and golden grahams, with lemon, vanilla, grass, pepper, apple skins, and kiwi. taste: sweet, slightly grainy, with floral honey and general cereal character; there’s some white wine notes (more like a hint of apple cider vinegar), with some woody notes too. finish: slight bit of alcohol heat, with lingering yeasty esters, some sweetness, and a bit of white wine echo. notes: Alcohol was incredibly well-hidden. Strong, but incredibly flavorful with a deceptive palate. 750 from the Rare Beer Club.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2539) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Hazy golden, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is pepper, yeast, fairly fruit, like wine barrel. Medium bodied, peppery, fruity, yeasty - tasty. Grossly overpriced at $25/bottle but really nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4836) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 30, 2016
light golden amber, malty some dried orange, very estry buscuity, dried apricot, like a wheat wine amazing depth. Light body. Fucked up. Really good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7411) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2016
750, capped (I think). Thanks so much, E! What an awesome treat. Pours a cloudy medium gold with a loose but lasting off-white head. Sweet grain nose, plenty of white wine, a bit of oak, some light lemon and tiny hint of wet grass. Creamy medium body with moderate carb. White wine, bit of light lemon, sweet grain, and tiny hint of wet grass way in the background on the mid palate. Mild slightly tangy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5294) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2016
750ml bottle shared by Chris D. Poured a clear bright sunlight yellow gold with a smaller to average sized bright white head. Aroma of spice, bubble gum, pepper, rotting citrus, odd fruit. Flavor is the same, very yeasty. Body is medium to fuller, average carbonation that lasts and a lingering aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike5326 (1538) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Hazy straw color, medium frothy white head. Nice sweet all spice aroma. Medium body with a nice sweet flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luvystypotables (1518) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Aroma of cloves with a hint of citrus. Pours a cloudy peach color with a lasting white head. Taste of cloves, and citrus. Medium body with a lasting clove finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ozzy70 (601) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Tap at Brix, west Omaha location. Pours golden with a off white head. Aroma was fruits, orange. Taste was sweet, orange and citrus. Nice one.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1250) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Half a year of chardonnay barrel aging has given has given Melange a Trois a vinous and slightly earthy note. Yeast notes are bright with fruit esters and bread sweetness. Flavors have some spice and a hint of tropical hops. This would be a lovely Belgian Ale for a meal. It’s big enough and complex enough to stand up to rich dishes and compliment bold flavors. Or, in the true spirit of the Melange a Trois, perhaps this beer would be best enjoyed in the post-coital afterglow with two attractive companions.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (1521) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Draft/Fest. A- Banana, citrus, wheat. A- Yellow color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Banana, creamsicle. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, flavorful finish. O- Like a fruity ice cream. Good flavors and not over complicated.


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