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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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

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3.2
Ferris (15020) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle - Tart and funky stone fruit. Cloudy orange with a frothy head. Sweet, tart, citrus and a light bitterness. Almost like a Tripel in taste.

3.5
kbudd19 (1009) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle shared by Tony at RBAG. Hazy yellow pour with light white head. Aroma is mild funk, a bit of stoned fruit, some mild yeast. Taste is stoned fruit, mild bitter presence, some sour funk, bitter finish. Tasty.

3.3
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Light dried hay pour with a small ivory foam that left the glass quickly. Some tart citrus, breadiness, oak, raw cane sugar, and candied oranges. Definite winey notes. Meh.

3.9
Cybercat (5745) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Pours a hazy apricot with a nice eggshell head. Malty aroma has a strong note of sour fruit and a hint of yeast. Flavor has a malty core that supports notes of hops and sour fruit plus a hint of yeast. Firm, fizzy texture leaves a tingly and somewhat sour finish.

4.3
beerbastard (844) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2014
750 bottle @ $19.99. Golden ale pour with not much lacing and a small head. Cotton candy nose followed with some tart green apple. Taste starts with a mild sweetness, immediately followed by dry white wine flavors. A astringent finish. Very tasty!

4.3
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Just a really nice beer all the way around. Start with a perfect amount of Belgian yeast flavor (and note the color being surprisingly straw pale yellow in color). Add the perfect amount of barrel aging flavor, with hints of white wine as well -- and this is hard to do. No alcohol heat. Just goodness.

3.6
tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 12, 2014
750 shared amongst guest. poured an orangish color with white head. aroma straight up was the chardonnay cask and some oakiness. simple style belgain with the yeast and esters coming through. the flavor was remarkably good. nice belgian touch slightly sweet but then finishes quite dry with the chardonnay and oak. on the end you do get alot of booze in the nose and flavor.

3.9
Drake (13654) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2014
750 mL bottle from Nikki’s, Providence, opened 12/12/13. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized dense creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of pale buttery malts, citrus, stone fruits, spice, perfume notes, dry white grapes and mild wood. The taste is dry citrus, peach, white wine, some doughy notes, wood, mild zest and marzipan. Medium bodied, slight booze. Solid.

3.5
FROTHINGSLOSH (7697) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Sampled on draft at Zeno’s this beer poured a bright golden color with a small soapy white head that faded quickly but left good lacing. The aroma was boozy with note s of table sugar, apricot, honey and bread. The flavor was boozy apricot, pear, table sugar, bread and chardonnay. Medium length apricot, pear, table sugar and chardonnay finish. Moderately full bodied though undercarbonated. Interesting.

4.6
SetauketBrewer (71) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Great beer! Beautiful golden color with a nice head of light effervescent bubbles. Wonderful wood flavor from the barrel while not overpowering the flavor of the base golden ale. White wine dances on the tounge with lemon. Definitely need to get another bottle of this soon.


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