Melange No. 3 - The Bruery
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Reviews by SaucyA:
4.88/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
1 liter Growler from Whole Foods in NYC. Thanks Brett! I'm drinking this all night...
A - Pours a deep, cola brown into my big ol' snifter. The head is a soap bubble mass that at first sits atop the entire brew, but slowly creeps to the edges. Slight lacing, but awesome for a brew of this size.
S - Mmmm... barrel. How many nuances can we discover?!? Let's find out. Wood. Bourbon. Booze. Vanilla. Coconut. Pipe Tobacco. Molasses. Brown sugar. Carmelized sugar. Toffee. Caramel. All those. And more. Wrapped up into a seamless mass of heaven. Fuck. Me.
T - There are times when a beer transcends beer and spills over into other aspects of life. This is a beer. It is a dessert. It is an artistic work. It is an experience. This beer is truly phenomenal. What's in here? What ISN'T in here? I taste all the smells, and then a whirlwind of alcohol notes, plums, dried sweet fruits, and massssive malts. More sips bring out different flavors at different times. Major coconut backend. The booze is remarkably well hidden, despite playing a welcomed and enjoyable role in the taste now and again. The best description for this is "Imperial Firestone Walker Eleven".
M - Perfect carbonation. Just the right amount of crisping, yet completely subdued enough to let the beer shine. The medium to heavy body really makes this a really fun beer to dissect.
D - Wow. This is one beer that deserves every last bit of hype it's getting. It's fantastic, on every level, in every way. Goddamn this is gonna be a good night.
Notes: Woah. This MAY be the best beer I've ever had. I know it's the highest I've ever ranked a beer. Frankly... I couldn't tell ya if this is the best beer I've ever had.. and that's seriously a tall order to follow... but holy shit if this isn't everything a brew is supposed be.
Serving type: growler
04-03-2009 00:46:07 | More by SaucyA
More User Reviews:
4.54/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The appearance was very dark muddy brown with a centimeter of head. It smells fruity and nutty with the addition of booze on the nose. It tasted great, fig, plum, and a nicely balance hops and booze. Very earthy. Overall, great with bbq as I had it... Ready to have another bottle.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 23:10:13 | More by MacTeo
4.65/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Deep ruby red color. Very little head. No legs or lacing.
Tons of earthy, malty, agave, raisin (tons), vanilla, spice, pear, red apple, ginger, red wine, slight tartness.
Sweetness is mellowed by great boozieness. Amazingly blended. Nearly perfect in mouthfeel, but slight sharpness overtakes at the the on set. A bit raisin and green. Lots going on. Booze is forward, yet mild. Carbonation is very light and compliments nicely. Red wine barrel is nice.
Dances a smooth sweet line. Just before you see the booze the sweetness kicks in. A damn fine brew. I would love to treat this brew again. Highly recommended. Thanks for the share Bigaltemple!!
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 06:11:58 | More by chugalug06
Melange No. 3 from The Bruery
98 out of 100 based on 1,099 ratings.