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Ross's's' Melange - Avery Brewing Company

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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 14
Gots: 13 | FT: 4
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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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.

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Ross's's' Melange from Avery Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.