SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Pours hazy golden yellow with a small white head. Smells fruity, tart, hints of citrus and spice. Taste is crisp, fruity, hint of tartness. Medium-bodied with a wet texture and smooth mouth-carbonation, Nebraska Reserve Series Mélange À Trois finishes with a bright crispness. pkavulak (20) - Louisville, Nebraska, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Aromatics that jump out more in line with a Champagne than an Ale. Chardonnay character is huge. Some tart, sweet aspects in the palate. Wonderfully golden, light lacing on the glass. Aging extremely well. Batch 1 ChainGangGuy (4919) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Appearance: Pours out a crystal clear, yellow-hued body with a foaming, tall, white head.
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Smell: The chardonnay wine barrel treatment is simply bulging in the aroma, ahead of the lightly sweet-scented golden barley and hint of finely fragrant herbs and flowers giving a quality of hand-crafted artisan soaps, the kind people keep in an ornate bowl in the bathroom, are in small shapes, and you’re not allowed to use.
Taste: A wonderful blend of sweet, soft as cream barley and a great chardonnay with a gentle oakiness. Floral accents, a hint of citric lemon vanilla creme, and some perfumy touches. A little, bright ’pop’ of acidity. Light spiciness and some more oak showing on the wine spritzed finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Highly carbonated, very easy and breezy along the tongue.
Overall: The chardonnay character is pairing perfectly with the strong golden ale with just the right amount of carbonation. Hardly any showing of the supposed 10% alcohol. It’s outstanding all around. I know it’s early still, but can I go ahead and declare my favorite new beer of the year?
Wow....pours egg shell frothy head. Cloud orange yellowey color. Just the look of this beer is perfect. Aroma is lemon, oak earth, malts. Flavor is perfectly balanced, sours and oak and chadonnay alcohol hints with a nice pear fruity flavor that ccomes through. Right amt of spicieness. This is just about one of the best beers i may have ever had. Truly great ! Wow.... 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.
Beachmaster (578) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 2, 2016
On draught. Pours a hazy orange amber, with a moderate white head that lasts. Nose is Belgian yeast and banana. Taste starts like a classic Belgian strong ale, but finishes quite dry, with a wine taste. You can really taste the oak. Very nice. DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2010
750 from Capone’s. Pours hazy dark straw toward canary with 2f off white head. Nose is spicy yeasty, tangeriney citrus fruit, oaky and white winey. Tastes very complex, with assertive chardonnay, oak, grapefruity citrus, yeasty spice, and very well balanced with a very unique flavor profile. This one is my Nebraska cherry buster, and it is damned good. LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark gold with a fluffy head that subsides to a thin yet dense cap. A few visible pieces of yeast sediment float around the goblet.
Aroma: Faint white wine, vanilla, fruit, funky sour yeast.
Taste: A sharp vanilla tannic oak note to start, a white wine bite on the front of the tongue. Spices, banana and euro hops. Has a great subtle sour note that weaves in and out through the entire session.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with average carbonation.
Overall: I was blown away by this beer. Very well done, very complex, super tasty. pras (602) - 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. MetalNHopHead (2125) - 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.