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Melange No. 1 - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

348 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 181
Gots: 161 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of Black Tuesday and young Oude Tart.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 09-07-2008)
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MCain04

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4.68/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Popped this open for share, thanks Nate, about an 8 oz pour. Pours a dark brown body with a thin tan head. Smell is tart, cherries, lacto, white grapes, some bourbon, vanilla, and sweet malts. Taste is oude-tart forward with apples, grapes, cherries, and other sour fruits. Behind these flavors are the big base of black tuesday which imparts some chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla. Honestly though the black tuesday is subdued. Mouthfeel is medium, moderate carbonation, fairly smooth. Overall I'd be curious to know the proportions of the blends, this tastes like 75/25 oude tart. Regardless, it works well, I really loved this brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 21:55:04 | More by MCain04
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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.

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Melange No. 1 from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.