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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK (3466) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours dark yellow and very cloudy with an inch of white foam. Big Chardonnay notes on the nose. Lots of the Belgian yeast thing on the tongue along with the wine thing. Has a warming quality on the finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
bottle from DiarmaidBHK - Pours cloudy golden with a finger of white head. Aroma has the influence of the Chardonnay barrels with a wheaty yeasty thing going on. Taste is sweet, it hides its alcohol well. Palate is creamy. Overall, solid.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2830) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Fruiit, apple, pepper on the nose. Hazy uelow in color, white head. The flavor is fruit, yesst, spicy. The finish is pepper, spice. Medium in body. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremyh70 (740) - Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2013
A hazy yellow with good head and lacing. Light aroma of citrus and oak with tannic wine smell and some alcohol. Can taste the Chardonnay and oakiness with some sweet citrus and alcohol flavor and warmth. Full mouthfeel with high, crisp carbonation. Flavors do not meld perfectly but has a unique taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (617) - - FEB 23, 2013
2013 bomber to snifter. Pours a hazy light yellow. Aroma is citrus and a slightly sweet acidic smell. A little oakiness. Taste is a sweet citrus with a little Chardonnay. Alcohol and yeast come through with a little bitter. Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jahshuwuh (405) - USA - FEB 23, 2013
Light golden orange color. Finger of white head. Sweet citrus smell, with some notes of wine. Has a dry wine taste with a lot of carbonation. Some sweet citrus with a alcohol finish. Some yeastiness in the after. Overall not a great balance of flavors. The wine barrel character doesn't fit with this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1102) - Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Thin head. Cloudy. Fizzy. Spices. Alcohol is hidden nicely. Well balanced. Has a wine taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle @ Steve’s Foco, picked up at the brewery. Pours a hazy, orangish golden appearance with a white head. Light Chardonnay, somewhat oaky, floral, stone fruit, apricot aroma. Slightly tart, mild barnyard, apricot, peach, light vanilla flavor with a dry, fruity finish. Solid.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle from City Swiggers, UES. Pour is cloudy gold, moderate and lasting white head with a fair amount of lacing. Aroma is of chardonnay, oak, yeast, lemon peel. Taste is vinous with a definite chardonnay character, yeast, lemon, and oak. Def some light spice maybe peppercorn or clove. Medium body with a light sour oak finish. Overall a great mouthfeel and nice age. Probably could use another year to mellow.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
reggiedunlop (3109) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is subtley spicy...sage and anise with some tropical fruits. Flavor is more yeasty/spicy...still fruity...notes of oak and white wine. Mouthfeel is full and silky with a fruity/winey dry oaky finish.


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