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The Bruery Melange #9

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Melange #9 was created by your peers at a special blending competition held in November 2013 for our Hoarders Society members at the time. Each team was given access to a slew of our barrel aged beers and were allowed to bring in pretty much any ingredient of their own to add to the mix. The winning blend is a sour ale, using both our sour blonde ale and Sour in the Rye, with a hint of sweetness from White Oak Sap. Coconut and fresh ginger was added to the blend just a few days before packaging, generating a super fresh, tropical spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7021) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle - Flowery notes and apricot. Cloudy gold with a think white head. Fruity, aspirin, stone fruit and a nice tartness. Not sure I get the subtle coconut.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogfishho (656) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
Don’t really get this one. The coconut comes through in the nose like the suntan oil aisle at the supermarket, but it falls flat on the palate. Kind of a mess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2827) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks! Radiant orange body with a thin cap that hisses and fades within seconds. Coconut, yeast, funk, oak, alcohol, tropical fruit aromas. Lots of coconut in the flavor. Sweet coconut milk with a potpourri of tropical fruits, to include pineapple, mango, melon, guava. Quite tasty indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6563) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2015
375, capped and waxed. Thanks, J! Wow, what an awesome treat. Pours a very slightly hazy dark brown with very little head and no lace. Big tangy sweet nose showing caramel, peaches, and very clear ginger--almost smells like ginger ale after you swirl it. Coconut in the background. Sticky, medium-thick body with lively carb. Caramel, peaches, bright sweet ginger, and then a big coconut finish. Tastes like you dropped a bunch of shredded fresh coconut on your uvula right before you swallowed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38082) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2015

Bottle 750ml. @ RBESG 14 Grand Tasting at Moncada Brewery, Unit 1 Middle Row, Kensal Town, Greater London, England W10 5AT.

[ As The Bruery Melange #9 ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate yeasty, candy, fruity, spicy, alcohol notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and acidic with a long duration, sweet fruity, candy, spicy, tart wood, fruity spicy. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140809]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3061) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle - Pours hazy golden with a ring of white head. Nose is fruity with light whiskey, sweet bread, and a little tartness. Taste is ginger, lemon curd, coconut--tart, but real smooth and integrated. Slick and smooth with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2052) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Where are the usual road malt liqour ticks? I kno, I kno. This one pours a orange Amber, thin head. Sweetness mixed with strong coconut, light ginger provides lack of soul. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4953) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2014
750ml bottle shared by Ben. Hazy golden tan body. Very unique beverage. Biting pineapple sourness. Interesting coconut creaminess. Some odd buttery creaminess. Very unique, but not really much like a "beer". Test tube pina colada. A sample size pour is more than enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4513) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 6, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours golden/amber with a small head. Aroma of sourness / tartness, some light oak and vanilla, light spices, pale malts, hints of ginger. Flavor the same with a nice amount of coconut and ginger that don’t come through in the aroma. Average texture. A really good beer with a really unique blend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (4971) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 09/08/2014. Big thakns to Bruce for this rareity. Translucent yellow / orange with a lasting halo of white head. Aroma is cooked cocnut and sticky thai rice, palm sugar, slight tart. Thai sticky rice pudding. Flavour is composedof big sharp tart acid, apple, desecated coconut, toasted coconut and pineapple sharp. Palate is nice sharp, dry finish, puckering shapr. Nailed it pretty well.

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