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Question about Melange 9

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by kapkenobi, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. kapkenobi

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    So, was just curious to see what the fellow BA's were thinking about this beer. Noticeably less in cost than M8 was last year, and i would think a higher bottle count *maybe*. But the addition of white oak sap has to be a concern. has the bruery corrected their sap infection issues from last year? Has anyone tried it yet? The Hoarder Society beers last year were very good (though i never had french oak bois). Think it would be worth trying to trade for one now or wait to see if it has contamination issues?
     
  2. JustXBeer

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    Its goes on tap today...
     
  3. kapkenobi

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    sorry, i saw a trade post yesterday saying someone had gone to pick up their bottles so i thought it was ready.
     
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    Guessing roughly 2700 bottles of this. Everything I have heard so far is good and not indicating infection; so, I guess they've got that under control.
     
  5. vacax

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    It's a sour so I don't think infection is a concern.

    The price should not be compared to Melange #8 because it was one of the most costly beers they ever made as it had $125/lb. coffee in it. Melange series is just a series of blends, the price is going to depend on what is in it.
     
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