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RATINGS: 226   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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3.7
obguthr (6740) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2017
Banana and pear nose. Cloudy amber, huge head, nice lace. White grape, oak. Full body, moderate carbonation, warm.

3.7
MrTipple (6592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2017 Bittersweet citrus fruits, orange, orange peel, marmalade, sweet grain malts, molasses, Belgian yeast. Hazy gold, small, creamy, white head. Light bitter. More Belgian yeast, citrus fruits, yeast, grain malts, soft carbonation, sour and bitter orange peel, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent Belgian Ale. Bottle at GABF17, Denver.

4
Fin (10980) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2017
Bottle from the GBBF, consumed at Scott and Mandy’s, Dumbleton, Saturday 26th August 2017 Hazy, murky dirty gold gold with a white head. Plenty of warmth, steady warmth, some sweetness, oak ageing really shows, quite a good tanginess. Like it, we both love it. A7 A4 T9 P4 Ov16 4.0

4
scanovajr (754) - 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 (1495) - 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 (1559) - 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 (5007) - 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 (1046) - 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 (1838) - 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 (3424) - 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.


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