Melange No. 8 - The Bruery
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4.58/5 rDev +10.6%
Poured from bottle into Hoppin Frog tulip. Date of review is 6/7/14.
Appearance- So I have officially never seen this color of brown. It is beautiful in it's own special way. It reminds me of a color only a mother could love, and I love it. Dark white head disappears almost right away.
Smell- Blueberry, coffee and chocolate in that order. It smells quite sweet. Just a hint of pear and bourbon in the background, but the sweet coffee steals the show.
Taste- Taste VERY good! It is sweet, but not puckeringly sweet. WAY more bourbon than in the nose. Bourbon, white peaches and caramel/toffee round out the flavors.
Mouthfeel- Maybe a bit too sweet, but again, not punch-you-in-the-mouth sweet. Thick and chewy, kinda like oatmeal. Very little, almost no, alcohol burn. For a 14.5% beer, that is impressive.
Overall- I have about zero experience with Bruery beers, but this one is great. I am glad I asked for this specific beer in a trade with my California buddy. Great offering from a world-class brewery.
06-08-2014 00:29:28 | More by frenchblood21
3.24/5 rDev -21.7%
Thanks to Todd for the share.
Poured a murky, dull, milk-and-coffee color, with a thin off-white head; minimal retention and lacing. Sugary aroma, toffee, coconut, coffee grounds, some herbal/floral/vegetal hops. In the taste, caramel and toffee, cold/old coffee, notes of vanilla and oak, coconut, raisin...kind of all over the place, with no balance or real "direction." Some booze and medicine in there as well. Medium body, messy mouthfeel. Just another Bruery beer.
05-18-2014 11:25:05 | More by Rifugium
Melange No. 8 from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.