Melange No. 1 - The Bruery
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Reviews by 0110x011:
4.47/5 rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
On tap at the Bruery's 1st Anniversary Party, reviewed from notes.
A - Pours a super cloudy dark brown. Red highlights pop out when put up to the light. Almost no head at all, and in turn, no lacing.
S - Big Flemish Red fruitiness pops out first, with raspberry and vinegar aromas, and some earthy funk. The Imperial Stout plays a huge role, adding a darkness to the fruit (blackberry), and adding soft cocoa aromas. The RIS really adds a whole other layer of depth to this beer. Very nice.
T - The Flemish Red and RIS flavors seem a bit more integrated on the palate, with the blackberry, raspberry, and cocoa flavors all hitting at once. Some earthy funk and spice play a part as well. The RIS did little to calm the sour zing, which provides a nice balance to the fruit flavors.
M - Medium body. Big, champagney bubbles make for a lively mouthfeel, and keep it dry. Medium-short finish.
D - I could take this stuff down all day, no problem. My 4oz sample disappeared long before i wanted it to.
Another tasty surprise from Patrick & Co. One can only wish that the insane sours coming out of this place will be bottled someday. Highly recommended!
Serving type: on-tap
05-17-2009 17:11:37 | More by 0110x011
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4.28/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Tampa Bay Brewing Company snifter.
A: Deep brown with garnet highlights around the rim. Basically opaque except around the edges. Forms a thin tan head that fades fairly quickly, and low visible carbonation.
S: Bourbon and oak, vinous, tart cherries and some acetic character, roasted malts with some chocolate notes.
T: Follows the nose well - tart cherry, acetic, restrained bourbon flavor, oak tannins, roasted malts, and a touch of chocolate. Finishes tart with lingering vinegar acidity.
M: Lighter body than the appearance suggested, but not at all watery. Carbonation sensation on the low side. Alcohol flavors are obvious, but certainly not overly hot.
O: Very tasty. The sour flavors from the Oude Tart dominate the Black Tuesday character, but it's a nice blend. Significantly easier to drink than I thought it might be. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 21:42:57 | More by macrosmatic
Melange No. 1 from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.