Melange No. 1 - The Bruery
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Reviews by stakem:
3.79/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
750ml poured into a matching Bruery snifter. The brew appears dark brown in color with lighter brown clarity around the edges. A khaki cap fades leaving stringy patchy lace.
The aroma is distincticely like oude tart with all sorts of bacterial tang that go to straight vinous notes with additional fruity sour complexity. There is a dry oak presence also felt blending to raisons. A faint dusty chocolate grain note is the last thing to cross the nose.
The taste is tart yet bitter with herbal hops contrasted by a warming alcohol feel. Some chocolate grain aftertaste starts to feel almost musty as it warms up. The alcohol imparts a warming feel to this straight out the gate but it never feels like it is as big as it is listed as.
This is medium to lighter bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. This is strangely 2 beers I enjoy on their own but sadly no good aspects of either come out in the blend. It is strangely herbal and bitter which I dont remember being present in the base beers. I would not be quick to revisit this one but I can see how some would really dig it.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2014 17:14:43 | More by stakem
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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 351 ratings.