Melange No. 2 (Yambic) | The Bruery

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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Halcyondays on 10-04-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Floydster
4.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Glass at the brewery on 10/3/08, Tyler said this stuff was about 8.5% ABV and it tasted more like 3 or 4 percent to me, it consisted of the base beer for Autumn Maple and a six week old lambic

A-Color is bright orange, on the medium side but murky too, small 1/2 inch bubbly white head that goes away quickly, not much retention, very small amount of lacing
S-Funkiness, tarty aromas, spices, pumpkin pie, cinnamon, yams, various citrus, acidic scents, and sourness
T-Starts off with a big punch from the Autumn Maple for sure, tons of spicy and sweet notes, then the middle is tarty with the lambic, finish is acidic with lots of citrus and funk, then later on the yams start to really shine through in the aftertaste, does not change much over time and surprising to see the tartness of this even though it was served pretty warm, good stuff
M-Acidic, funky, and sweet mouthfeel, not much carbonation at all but fitting, medium bodied, taste lingered so long, I could taste yams twenty minutes later on the way home
D-Could drink tons of this stuff, alcohol content is strong but you cannot taste it at all, goes down very easy, light on the stomach, probably could have polished off a growler by myself if they were allowing fills for this one

Best beer I have had from The Bruery by far, one of the more unique things I have had period, the most comparable thing to this was Alpine's Ichabod from last year but yams instead of the pumpkin, I wish I did not have to drive home because I would have drank so much more of it, too bad this was a one time deal, but I cannot wait to see what that lambic becomes after some more time in the barrel and then eventually when it is blended into a gueuze, want more now, highly recommended but by now you missed your chance probably

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.82/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On cask at The Bruery, a blend of 2 parts Autumn Maple and 1 part of a young lambic,

A: Pours a cloudy burnt orange, with a light smattering of head that disappears relatively quickly after coming out of the cask.

S: Nice mix of scents here. The ale has pumpkin pie spices from the Autumn Maple, the cinnamon stands out, with some light acidity from the lambic.

T: Taste is very much Autumn Maple in the beginning, I found that the yams came out a lot more in the Yambic, I get a lot of root vegetable and some molasses at the start. The finish has a mild acidity, not a lot of funky flavours, but it adds a nice close.

M: The carbonation is extremely light, feels almost flat at points. It was okay as the acidity gave some body, but I thought it could work better with a tad more carbonation. Not bad overall.

D: Enjoyable brew we have here in Melange No. 2. Definitely a unique flavour, like nothing I've really tasted before, 10/4 will probably be the last day to get some, so check it out.

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Melange No. 2 (Yambic) from The Bruery
4.44 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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