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Melange No. 8 - The Bruery

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Melange No. 8Melange No. 8

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

129 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 129
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 91
Gots: 31 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  14.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
The eighth in our Mélange series of blended beers - this robust ale is a marriage of our bourbon barrel aged anniversary ale along with White Oak Sap (our bourbon barrel aged wheat wine), along with locally roasted Geisha coffee from our friends at Portola Coffee Lab.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 02-24-2013)
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danieelol

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

01-02-2014 00:43:09 | More by danieelol
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wolf_switzer

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-16-2014 05:57:05 | More by wolf_switzer
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errantnight

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-30-2014 19:59:33 | More by errantnight
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Rothobinide

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-28-2014 22:38:25 | More by Rothobinide
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ThreeFishes

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-24-2014 19:38:27 | More by ThreeFishes
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-19-2014 19:11:36 | More by TheSamKuehn
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frenchblood21

Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 00:29:28 | More by frenchblood21
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Melange No. 8 from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.