Mélange No. 9 | Bruery Terreux

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Mélange No. 9Mélange No. 9
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4.31/5
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235 Ratings
Mélange No. 9Mélange No. 9
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bruery Terreux
California, United States
brueryterreux.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
235
pDev:
9.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
24
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 235 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of colts9016
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am stoked to try this beer. I have wanted this beer for a while now. Poured into my Bruery glass at 40 degrees. A two finger head with fair retention. The color of the beer is an amber color with orange hues. The clarity of the beer is clear. A few carbonation bubbles persist.

The nose of the beer is tropical, oak, yeast, vanilla, ginger, bourbon, earth, floral, citrus, and honey.

The flavors are bourbon, earth, floral, citrus, honey, earthy, ginger, coconut, wheat, tropical, oak, yeast, and sea.

The mouthfeel of the beer is crisp and bright. The body of the beer is light, medium carbonation, and a medium finish.

This beer is awesome. The flavors blended well. The balance of this beer is incredible. I wish I had more.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Lots of barrel vanilla, moderate coconut, light spice and sourness.

A: Copper color, clear with a thinnish uneven head that quickly forms a fine ring around the glass.

T: Vanilla flavor, coupled with toasty coconuts, lots of barrel character, slightly sweet malt, light spice and a slightly sour finish.

M: Medium-full bodied with moderately light carbonation.

O: Tasty; the beer has a great coconut, and vanilla profile with an interesting barrel presence that is nicely offset by a moderately light clean sourness.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nawpnawp
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cvm4
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
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 +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_chav
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rand
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
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 +4.4%
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 -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pisano
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chamawaiian
4.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.51/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Wozz
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ilpalazzo
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stakem
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
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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Mélange No. 9 from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 235 ratings