The Bruery Mélange #3 2013
The Bruery Mélange #3 is an American Strong Ale that comes in at a massive 16.8% ABV. The beer is a blend of Black Tuesday, White Oak Sap, and The Bruery Anniversary Ales which is then further aged in Oak Barrels. This review is for the 2013 vintage, aged about two years.
The pour on this is far from pretty, it is a cloudy and murky beer at this point, lighter than I was expecting for some reason, with a quickly fading head. The aroma is to die for for. Super sweet and boozy with a nice mix of any and all barrels used coming through. The taste is a bit of a sweet mess, but in the best way possible. Brown sugar, caramel, molasses, sweet bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits, pears, toffee… you get the idea. After a few years this has turned in to a bit of a sugar/booze bomb… and it is incredible!
I seriously doubt I will ever get to have this again, and that is ok. I’m glad I got to share this with two of my favorite beer nerds!