Melange No. 9 | The Bruery

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Melange No. 9Melange No. 9
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This sour ale was the winner of our Hoarders Society blending competition. A combination of our sour blonde, Sour in the Rye, and White Oak Sap along with Ginger and Coconut.

Hoarders Society exclusive for 2014

Added by rudzud on 02-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
230
Reviews:
20
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
24
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 230 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nawpnawp
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cvm4
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Pours a surprisingly clear amber body with a fizzy paper white head that disappeared as quickly as it got here. No lacing or retention with this head.

S - Oak, acidity and citrus. May'be some ginger spices. Coconut is not to be found. Seems like the blend without the adjuncts is dominating. Typical bruery blonde/oude tart combination.

T - Very tart, acidic, bright and citrus on the first sip. Ginger spices and oak peak in midway. Coconut comes on at the end when the tartness fades away somewhat.

F - Light bodied and medium carbonation. Has a very dry finish.

O - Really the only disappointing aspect of this beer is the smell, which to me was dominated by the tartness. But, man this is one tasty beer!

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Photo of JoshBrews
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_chav
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rand
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 wax-sealed bottle poured into a Rare Barrel wine glass

A: Copper-tan in color, a medium pour produces a small head the quickly recedes to a film. Barely a trace of lacing.

S: More tart than expected, citrusy. There's a zesty floral note, possibly from the ginger, although it doesn't smell specifically like ginger. Oak and alcohol round the bouquet.

T: The flavors are tart and zesty as well, and this is well blended - not much of a 'Melange' here, at least on the palate. And you cannot really parse the added ginger and coconut. INstead, there is plenty lemony sourness, unripe berries, oak and a bit of alcohol. Quite singular on the palate, with a short, sour finish.

M: Light and effervescent for an 8% sour beer.

From reading other reviews, I may have sat on this too long to pick out the added ginger and coconut, but it doesn't matter. This beer is delicious as it is. It's really tart, but refreshing in small sips. Well done.

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Photo of tclipse
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In my opinion, the reviews are surprisingly low for this one. I didn't get much ginger, but this is basically Sour in the Rye with Coconut, and it is freaking amazing. I would love to get another bottle of this. 4.5/5

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Photo of BostonPhilly
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pisano
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chamawaiian
4.96/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.51/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Wozz
4.64/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ilpalazzo
4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stakem
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml into a matching Bruery snifter. The brew appears clear copper in color with no visible head formation.

The aroma includes ginger and basic bruery blonde sour notes smelling lemony lactic and acidic with vinegar aspects. Really not much else going on but maybe a little brine.

The taste is sour bordering on acidic with a sharp lemon twist that blends and seemingly camoflauges the ginger addition but its there with some sips. No grain backing, no barrel character and very well integrated alcohol.

This is medium to light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Overall not bad but also not something I feel like I need more of. I keep trying these Bruery AWA's thinking I gotta like one sooner or later and that is just rarely the case...

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Photo of Beer4B
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeilFlaiz
4.61/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EB1
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Melange No. 9 from The Bruery
4.16 out of 5 based on 230 ratings.
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