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The Bruery Melange #9

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1843) - Saint Johns, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4698) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4155) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (3925) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1250) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 15, 2014
A- pours a murky dirty apricot with a thin white head. S- sour wood, lemon zest and stone fruits. Melting butter, Canada Dry ginger ale and some shaved coconut remind one of summer. As it warms, vanilla, spice and ginger snaps bring about memories of the holidays. However, acetic nature mixes awkwardly. M- sharp, oily full bodied mouthfeel. T- incredibly bitting acetic lemon juice is first. Vinegar, pineapple and other muddled juice box flavors follow. Middle brings out the coconut and ginger. Some butter. Coriander, soda water and grass with lemon on the end. Wood notes are scattered throughout. Intensity of this beer definitely a Bruery trademark.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (9005) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle (RBESG 2014): Pale but "dirty" golden coloured,no head to speak of; sourish-woody nose, but also traces of some dried fruits plus a hint of vanilla detectable; almost solid sour-sweet flavour,ticking the tongue, some bitterness detectable, too, nearly full bodied,lingering, very sour finish with vanilla and malt.An extreme brew, hardly drinkable...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2299) - Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle: Nearly opaque, orange-y & burnt golden body with a head like Sprite; stark white & quick to fizzle away. Aroma of acetic lemon flesh, coconut oil, damp oak, hints of ginger spice & gingerbready notes that slightly resemble graham cracker. Touch of pineapple? Taste is a strange combo of coconut butter & lactic sourness, but somehow... It works. Tastes much better than it sounds. Lots of your typical "Bruery sour" flavors; acetic acid, lemon, vinegar, only now with the complexity of coconut oil, warming ginger spice & plentiful yeast to help out. Big pineapple notes, too. Sour pineapple candy finish with a little bit of the ginger warmth left lingering. An interesting beer for sure, & much tastier than I had anticipated.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11442) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
RBESG 2014 in London, grand tasting. Hazy golden beer with almost no head. Sourish rubber aroma, grassy, spicy, hay, floral notes, vinous, ginger, coconuts, cream notes. Sour rubber flavor, ginger, caramel, floral, vinous notes, grass, some warming alcohol. Really good sour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity sour tart woody aroma. Fruity very sour tart woody flavor. Has a fruity sour tart woody spicy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
750ml, waxed bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Coconut was subtle with the ginger a little more pronounced (I’m not crazy about either, but found them to work in this). Wood, some vinegar, and green apples.


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