Melange No. 9 - The Bruery
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Reviews by BeerFMAndy:
4.33/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
750 ml waxed bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
A - Hazy rustic honey colored with a head that audibly fizzles out into nothing almost instantaneously - it must be pretty damn acidic!
S - With it's vanishing head, it's hard to grab a nose from the brew but suggestions of pineapple and toasted coconut overlap wet straw and a lightly tart funkiness.
T - Toasted coconut lightly dusted with cinnamon crosses the tongue with a slightly sweet caramel maple syrup-kissed malt background and funky acidic finish.
M - Light and undercarbonated for the audible fizz the beer's head lets out, this tart beer finishes with a lovely dryness and nod to puckering sourness.
O - Melange No. 9's interesting blend of coconut, cinnamon, and maple works splendidly in this "light" sour that finishes slightly still and tart for a completely unique brew.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2014 01:55:56 | More by BeerFMAndy
More User Reviews:
4.21/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pale gold wax-capped 750mL bottle acquired through the Hoarders Society. Bottled 1/29/14. Served in a Bruery snifter.
Pours a hazy, almost completely opaque, orange hay color with some token pale bubbles that start at a finger and a half but quickly disappear. No retention. No lace.
Aromas are tart with oak, ginger, hay and just a hint of sugar.
Flavor is sour with an over arcing tartness. Luckily I allowed it to warm a bit before reviewing- the flavors open up quite nicely as the regrigerator's chill wears off. A nice toasted coconut flavor intermingled with rye, hay, oak, vague marmalade, ginger, faint vanilla, ocassional traces of bourbon, a hint of caramel and very little alcohol presence. The sour macaroon description from a previous review is pretty accurate.
Medium feel with a sharp pop on the tongue yet not exactly much in the way of carbonation. Tart wet hay, coconut milk, rye, barrel and a hint of sweetness in the aftertaste.
Less a Melange and more a Sour in the Rye remix. It retains most of SITR character with a pleasant twist of coconut and subtle ginger. Still an enjoyable brew. I don't know that I'll hold on to my last bottle much longer because I don't want it to lose the coconut that really makes this beer special.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 19:42:31 | More by ThickNStout
Melange No. 9 from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.