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RATINGS: 160   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2010

Bottle 750ml.

[ As Nebraska Brewing Company Reserve Series Chardonnay Blonde ].
ABV. 10,0%. Unclear medium yellow - amber to orange color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, overriped fruit, citrs - orange, grape, fresh fruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a average to long duration, grape. fresh, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100912]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is spiced, yeasty and phenolic. Strange fruity and mild acidic. Lingering caramelish and citrusy fruity. Mild citric finish. Sharp acidic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of wood and brettanomyces. The flavor is sweet with notes of lemon, straw, brettanomyces, and wood, leading to a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of bu11zeye. Comes as "Nebraska Brewing Company Reserve Series Chardonnay Blonde". Pours golden with a slight haze and a dense white head leaving some lacework. Spice woody nose - quite interesting. Solid body, sweet exotic fruits, quite some underlying wood and a salty and tart edge. No hops though. Very interesting - the wine barrel really shows. 130910

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20476) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle at Paps. Cloudy amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of grapes and spices. Fruity flavour of grapes and spices. Spicy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16227) - Malm, 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.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
29th January 2011
Hazy gold beer, good white head. Light very dry palate. Sweet sugary fruit salad sweets. But its hard to swallow as the beer is so chalky dry. Finishes frothy and very dry with obvious alcohol. A bit of a mess.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2010
Bottle @ Paps-Grand-Tasting, September 2010. Pours cloudy orange with a frothy white head and lacings. Brett, orange, fruit and oak. Very vinous. Full bodied. Dry end. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13225) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2010
Bottle at Papss - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Bretty, wine, wooden notes, fruity, citrus, dryness, nice hoppy, medium malty, light hoppy, sparkling notes. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2009
UPDATED: APR 15, 2010 ( 750ml bottle, Batch 1) Pours a cloudy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of chardonnay, light vanilla, buttery, wood, and light florals. Flavor is dominated by chardonnay with citrus, Belgian yeast, grass, light sourness, wood, and some peach-like sweetness. Nicely done!


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