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Melange No. 8 | The Bruery

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Melange No. 8Melange No. 8

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The eighth in our Mélange series of blended beers - this robust ale is a marriage of our bourbon barrel aged anniversary ale along with White Oak Sap (our bourbon barrel aged wheat wine), along with locally roasted Geisha coffee from our friends at Portola Coffee Lab.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 02-24-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Poured from bottle into Hoppin Frog tulip. Date of review is 6/7/14.

Appearance- So I have officially never seen this color of brown. It is beautiful in it's own special way. It reminds me of a color only a mother could love, and I love it. Dark white head disappears almost right away.

Smell- Blueberry, coffee and chocolate in that order. It smells quite sweet. Just a hint of pear and bourbon in the background, but the sweet coffee steals the show.

Taste- Taste VERY good! It is sweet, but not puckeringly sweet. WAY more bourbon than in the nose. Bourbon, white peaches and caramel/toffee round out the flavors.

Mouthfeel- Maybe a bit too sweet, but again, not punch-you-in-the-mouth sweet. Thick and chewy, kinda like oatmeal. Very little, almost no, alcohol burn. For a 14.5% beer, that is impressive.

Overall- I have about zero experience with Bruery beers, but this one is great. I am glad I asked for this specific beer in a trade with my California buddy. Great offering from a world-class brewery.

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Melange No. 8 from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 189 ratings
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