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Ross’s’s’ Melange - Avery Brewing Company

Ross’s’s’ Melange
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BA SCORE
81
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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.8%


Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Wild ale with Chardonnay grape juice, aged in Chardonnay barrels.

(Beer added by: Doodler on 06-21-2013)
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Doodler

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle of the latest BA series (number 16) from the release party on Father's day 2013 (complements of Ratman) - pours a hazy pilsner color with small white head. Crazy amounts of foam in my snifter - which brings out the tasty wild / sour ale aromas.. Nose is vinous, with white wine and green grapes dominating each whiff. The taste offers up a twist from the first sip. Mostly oaky chardonnay flavor and sour funkiness with a dry, woody backbone. Notes of barnyard straw, young grapes and some light lemon dryness lingering on the finish. Pretty tasty - tart and funky. Get some….

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 06:19:59 | More by Doodler
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dirtylou

Washington

4.29/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bottle pour @ Euclid Hall, #4 in the barrel aged bike ride

A beer very similar to Cascade the Vine in my opinion - light, clear body, active carbonation and a nice head. Full blown chardonnay throughout, champagne yeast, grassy, green grape, sour apple. I have no idea how this was 11% - dug it, but I am giddy for champagne barrel aged beers

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 03:55:25 | More by dirtylou
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Received bottle in trade with LotsofLupulin- thanks!! Appearance is very light in color with short lived white head. Some spotty lace present, but not much. The nose is full of Chardonnay character with heavy white grape must, a healthy dose of lactic acid, a touch of funk, and plenty of character from the barrels. The taste starts with sweet grape juice and quickly dries and has Chardonnay all over it. Sourness is second thought as the wine character really overshadows. The finish is quite dry. The high abv is masked well. Mouthfeel is light with high carbonation. Overall, this has a very champagne like quality as it tastes like a heavily carbonated white wine. The brett is present on the nose but seems a little lost in the flavor. Definitely a unique offering from Avery, not quite as enjoyable as some of the sours in this series though.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 01:59:11 | More by homebrew311
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Light golden apple juice color with no head

S - Smells like a sweet Chardonnay as it is dry, oaky and slightly buttery

T - Dry Chardonnay, green grapes, oak, dry white wine finish to it. Slight alcohol burn.

M - light carbonation and thick beer with a dry finish. Essentially white wine

O - This is essentially Chardonnay as it reminds me of a dry white wine with apple, oak and dry, slight alcohol

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 18:44:38 | More by jeonseh
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spoony

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From a 355 ml bottle (dated June 4, 2013) into a tulip.

A-The pour is pretty flat with no real head, just a collar of white bubbles. The brew is very light in color, like a sauternes wine, and clear.

S-There is a bit of tart apple and a decent dose of white grape, as well as a slightly funky, tropical fruit note. The alcohol is noticeable and is medicinal and solvent-like. There is a vinous character here, but it smells more like MD 20/20 than good chardonnay. The whole thing is a bit disjointed.

T-The taste also provides some white grape juice and apple. Instead of inviting, the funkiness comes across as off-putting rotten fruit, like overripe apples and peaches. The solvent-like alcohol is very strong, making this taste a bit like cheap wine.

M-The feel is pretty standard for a wild ale with light to medium heft and a chunky, assertive wave of carbonation that dissipates on the palate.

O-This brew is a let-down, especially when compared to Odio and Oud Floris. Perhaps it was just too high in ABV, but I could not get over the cheap wine character here. The fruit flavors are just overwhelmed by the heat from the booze and the result is a strangely rotten-tasting brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 03:35:05 | More by spoony
Ross’s’s’ Melange from Avery Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.