Ross's's' Melange - Avery Brewing Company
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Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
3.2/5 rDev -10.6%
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 74 ratings.