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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

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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Draft. Golden hazy pour with white foamy head. Nice Chardonnay oak and light tart aromas. Flavor doesn’t exactly match, woody with some light vinous tones.


4
scanovajr (706) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - AUG 20, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2017 Great surprise. A hazy orange beer with a tall white head. Aroma is fruity with Brett notes. Taste is sweet and malty, lots of funkiness. Very interesting beer

4.4
tennisjoel (1465) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2017
Attractive cloudy orange yellow bodybwith a pillowy white dense head. Wine like aroma of tart grape, biscuit, oak. Excellent flavor reminiscent of Avec les bons. Dry finish. Really solid beer and a good purchase whilst on vacation in Missouri.

3.5
dinkle50 (1488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Hazy golden pour with a fluffy single finger head. Tons of lace present. Aroma of chardonnay, big time wine notes. Medium bodied. Taste has a lot of wine notes, chardonnay specifically. Really feels like a wine beer. Hard to distinguish where the wine starts and the beer ends. Finish has some bubblegum like qualities. Belgian yeast strain for sure. A bit of a solvent or higher alcohol note in the finish.

3.7
kidmartinek (5001) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Opaque gold with a white head. Belgian yeast aroma with earthiness. Flavor is wheat malt or character like such from the yeast. Full flavor but medium body. Quite good.

4
darbeer75 (911) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Aroma: bready with some chardonnay notes; Appearance: cloudy golden pour with creamy white head that lingers; Taste: several layers of taste including chardonnay, fruitiness, oakiness, belgian spice, etc. Palate: medium body with long, oaky finish; Overall: delicious and complex; would definitely buy again.

3.9
wombat23 (1510) - Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Shared 25.4 oz. bottle. Pours a murky golden color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, honey and white wine. Taste is fruit, pear, yeast, honey, Chardonnay and oak. Very good.

3.7
dfinney23 (3366) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2016
Damn, what’s it been, two or three years since I had a threesome? I gotta work on that. Fruit, bread and yeast with lots of tannins. Better than most wine barrel finished beers I’ve had.

4.2
nearbeer (5461) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2016
750 ml. Hazy golden-amber body has some nice bubble activity that holds up a half inch of billowy foam. Really nice looking beer. Nose is a pleasing blend of orange, honey, pear, earthy spicy yeast and white wine. Flavor is the same mix with some oak in the finish. Medium-plus body has smooth medium-plus carbonation and a nice balance. Just a touch of the big abv comes though. I believe they’ve tweaked the original recipe in a good way with a bit of dark malt and/or candi sugar.

3.4
jflopsu (1627) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Pours a bright yellow -orange with white head a visible sediment. A citrus, spices, and yeast. A sweet taste of fruit malts, citrus, yeast, wheat, spices, and white wine. A sweet malt and yeast aftertaste.

4.6
Beachmaster (566) - 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.


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