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RATINGS: 175   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2449) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle. Nice and bretty, notes from the wine barrel. Some pepper and wheat. refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small whit ehead. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma with weak woody hints. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor with woody wine hints. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty woody finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11062) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle. Poured a clear yellow color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus, wood and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2740) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2012
It poured a cloudy yellow/gold color with a white head. The aroma was of oak wood chips, Chardonnay, light honey and floral notes. The taste was similar with light apple notes. A very good Belgian Ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDurden24 (1621) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2012
At FWIBF. Pours a Golden yellow with a white head. Aroma is fruity and oaky vanilla. Taste is dry and acidic with some sweetness and a little Chardonnay. Another enjoyable brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Pours a pale honey gold with a milky, dense few fingers of head... perfect retention and healthy abundant beading. The nose is pretty imposing - ripe figs, white grapes, soft woods, faint cherry, lilac, boozy honey, delicious. Translates quite nicely onto the tongue. Big white grape notes, some vinegar-y booze that doesn’t dominate, light fruits, floral bits. I can’t even begin to dissect the flavors without considering the PERFECT mouthfeel. I can’t stress this enough. All these flavors occupy the best consistency I’ve ever encountered in the style. It makes for such a lovely beer to drink. Extremely well done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcos (1571) - Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Tasted on 6/8/2012 at SAVOR 2012. Poured gold. Nice amount of oak and some chardonnay on top of a blonde ale. Really enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2012
If you like chardonnay you will love this one...super dry! Looks like a normal belgian golden, yellow and cloudy with a large white head. Very dry, acidic, oaky, much like a good chardonnay. It’s balanced with the sweetness of a strong belgian ale. Truly a great beer and great with food. Should be drank at around 50 degrees, not too cold.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5038) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Poured from bottle at SAVOR. Poured a slightly haze light orange color with a white head. Aroma was some nice light fruits, touch of vanilla and woody oak. Alcohol isn’t too overpowering. Very tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pras (489) - Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Tasted at Savor. I knew that this is a brewery I had to sample. Surprisingly, there was no line at their table. Enough of that, now to the beer. Poured a light yellow. Oak came through along with the white wine notes. Sweetness comes through but isn’t overpowering. Beer is nice and in balance.


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