overall
98
98
style
RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our first beer produced in the Reserve Series, 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!

2009 US Open Beer Championships – Silver Medal Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Beer Category
2010 Great American Beer Festival – Bronze Medal Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Category
2010 Festival of Wood & Barrel Aged Beer – Gold Medal Strong / Double / Imperial Pale Beer 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
2015 United States Beer Tasting Championship – Regional Champion – Barrel Aged Beer
2015 Great American Beer Festival – Gold Medal Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Category
2016 Great American Beer Festival – Silver Medal Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Category

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


3.9
ABUSEDGOAT (2760) - 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
TimE (5827) - 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
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, 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
dmac (6264) - 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
mike5326 (1754) - 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
Luvystypotables (1967) - 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
ozzy70 (1148) - 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
MetalNHopHead (1981) - 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
HuskerTan (2203) - Ravenna, 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.

3.7
Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2016
19 Jan 2016, bottle. hazy yellow. nose is faintly tart, some lemon rind, sweet, floral. thin/med body and mildly fizzy. belgian ale yeast and alcohol but not too big. sweet, earthy, some yeast. can’t say i notice much of the barrel aging but perhaps that is what tames this from the typical big alcohol in the belgian strong ale. nice.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 23
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5