Melange No. 7 | The Bruery

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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Halcyondays on 06-05-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 9
Reviews by Krevee:
Photo of Krevee
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Melange No. 7 | cask | 2010

Glass: Bruery Tulip
Served: June 4, 2010 cask at The Bruery
Price: $6.50

A - Pours a golden brown red. There is no haze and this beer has little head after the initial cask pour. This beer also has no lacing. Even without head this beer still looks alright.

S - The initial smell is tart lactic along with dark fruit. Followed by a bit of sweetness and hints of red wine aroma.

T - The taste is similar to the smell, but somewhat reverse of the smell. Where the taste is more sweet at the beginning and tart at the end. I can definitely taste both the Cuvee Jeune and red wine. The wine adds a fruit profile especially grape and the Cuvee adds a good amount of tartness. There is no funk really; just sweet fruits and tart.

M - Mouthfeel is thin smooth and silky. Also has a nice crispness to the finish. With very little carbonation. With a little more carbonation I feel the mouthfeel would be quite good.

D - This is easy going doing even at what seems like a higher ABV although I am not sure what it is, around 8 I think. Really liked the wine added a nice dimension to the beer. Would definitely have it again. I like the Oude Tart a bit more but still felt this beer was very good and I would hope that it is bottled.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes taken during Stone Sour Fest in 2010. Served on cask.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-cask for First Firkin Friday at the Bruery

A: The pour is a reddish orange color with almost no head after the initial pour from the hand pump.

S: A nice lactic aroma coming through from the Cuvee Jeune is noticeable right away. Some grapes and a hint of funk come through as well.

T: While there is a light acidity to the beer, the flavor is dominated by the pinot noir grape beer that was blended into this one. Lots of musty red grapes and a pronounced sweetness.

M: The body is rather nice, even for a person such as myself that's not the biggest cask ale fan. Medium bodied with almost no carbonation and slightly slick.

D: This is easy enough to drink, but it's not outstanding in anyway. I would have preferred just having a glass of Cuvee Jeune.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Overlord
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Very pleased to get to try this at Stone sourfest! Thanks for putting on a great event, Bill.

Cloudy brown. Zero head.

Zero carbonation.

What, they taking a page from Lost Abbey's book? HAHAHAH, I keed, I keed.

Smells, and tastes, like some indescribable medley of fruit. Yeah, just fruit, pungent, muted sour notes. Eh, just okay. Maybe needs a bit more focus, or perhaps a bit more razor edge to the sour tones. Bit of unripe pear/apple are the only flavors I can perhaps individually pick out.

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Photo of clarkenstein
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Halcyondays
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On cask at The Bruery, a blend of Cuvee Jeune and a pinot noir beer,

A: Pours a magenta red mix with a very light head, no lacing, nice colour though.

S: Red fruit with some lactic acid, mild funk.

T: Rather strong red wine characteristics with a lot of sour cranberry, red currant and some sour cherry on the palate. The Cuvee Jeune makes its presence known with a moderate amount of lactic acid. Not a ton of funk here, more fruity and straight up sour.

M: Moderate acid, smooth with the acid on the palate, very light carbonation.

D: Interesting, the odd number Melanges have been the best 4 out of 4, if I was ranking I'd go 5/3/1/7/2/4/6. This is quite good, a lot of interesting fruit character, not the greatest structure, the Oude Tart I had afterwards proved that, but another nice one-off from The Bruery, I love trying new sour ales.

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Photo of jerz
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Melange No. 7 from The Bruery
3.86 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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