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RATINGS: 422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 519   ABV: 17.3%
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Melange #3 is a blend of three bourbon barrel aged strong ales. White Oak Sap, a wheat wine, our Anniversary Series old ale and our imperial stout, Black Tuesday, join forces in this luxurious strong ale that links some of the best characteristics of each of the contributing beers. Chocolate, dark fruits, oaky vanilla and rich toffee-like character reach through the bourbon veneer for an intensely satisfying quaff.

Previous Vintages: 15.5% ABV

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3.9
sjogro (4160) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Shared from bottle at Potjepalooza. Dark brown with cream head. Big sweet roasted caramel malts. Big ass barleywine. Marzipan, heavy alcohol. Big sweet and medium bitter. Full body and soft carbonation.

4
Maakun (5577) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle shared at Potjepalooza. Clear mahogany with small off white head. Lots of bourbon, alcohol, marzipan, candy, lots of cola, light chocolate, quite some peach, candies lemon, chocolate, dates and raisins. Very sweet with lots of alcoholic bitterness. Almost feel bodied. Nice stuff but too alcoholic.

4.5
scirtes (625) - POLAND - MAY 24, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2017 Bottle, 2014 edition. Pours dark ruby, with small beige head. Beautiful aromas of dark dried fruits like dates, figs, raisins, lots of toffee and some milk chocolate notes. Taste is mostly sweet, with lots of fruitiness, nice alcohol warming. A masterpiece, especially if you are into barley wine type beers.

3.4
weihenweizen (3831) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2017
On tap at Victoria Gastropub. Translucent medium brown. Aroma is caramel, thick body, low carbonation, and pretty good small-bubble lacing. Taste is caramel and big malt. Hard to drink.

4.3
Thisis12ptfont (1192) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Aromas of aged malts, barrel wood, bourbon, leatther, oak, wort malt, molasses, toffee, vanilla, wafers, sugared caramel, port wine, merlot, charred malts, plums, coconut flakes and alcohol sugars. Pours a very dark crimson brown with a quarter white foam and no lacing. Taste brings complex dark malts, toffee, sugared dark fruits, prunes, raisins, molasses, wort malt, oak and brown sugar. Mid palate offers insane barrel qualities like, oak, bourbon, vanilla, barrel wood, leather, cigar smoke, sugared caramel and slight coconut spruce. Finishes boozy with tons of bourbon and aged malts. Some barley wine qualities are noticeable with tons of dark fruits. Overall, an absolute masterpiece production of a blended beer. The best qualities of each individual beer. A+ rating.

3.6
Ferris (15333) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2017
Bottle - Boozy and toffee with cocoa. Cloudy brown with a small beige head. Prune and date with some sweetness. Big, rich and lots of brown fruits.

3.8
Ahuth (591) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2017
Draft. Pours dark amber. Thick head. The taste is sweet and caramel. The bourbon sticks out a lot. Awesome beer

4
Christos (5787) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2017
(The Bruery Melange #3) Bottle 750 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 15.5% Dark brown coloured beer, hazy body, small and a bit thin dark beige head on top, average retention. Aroma of vanilla, alcohol, light caramel, toffee, wood, dark fruits. Taste is sweet with lots of dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla, plenty of alcohol, figs, caramel, light toffee, hints of chocolate, even more alcohol on the finish. Thick body with good carbonation. Good heavy beer.

4.1
VastActiv (7133) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Sample from bottle at Bruery, Placentia. Colour is deep dark brown with very small head. Aromas and flavors: Chocolate, wood, some dryness, oak, vanilla and malts. Excellent.

3.6
jc1762 (1436) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Thanks Mr Miller for sharing the bottle! Poured into a taster showing moderately filtered porter brown with no head. The nose shows light caramel. The palate is light bodied and highly carbonated. Moderately sweet with light flavors of vanilla and caramel with a light smoky finish.


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