Beer Review: THE BRUERY MELANGE #1

Beer Review: THE BRUERY MELANGE #1

The pour reveals a dark amber brown hue topped with a very creamy, tight tan head.

Aroma: Hints of chocolate-covered strawberries waft from the glass, promising a complex sensory experience.

Taste: Upon tasting, one encounters a blend of sour berry flavors intertwined with nuances of red wine, oaky barrel undertones, and a subtle touch of dark chocolate. The finish is notably sour, leaving a tangy impression on the palate.

Mouthfeel: The beer boasts a creamy, full-bodied texture, contributing to its overall richness.

Overall: Dubbed as a delicate fusion of the award-winning Oude Tart and the infamous Black Tuesday, The Bruery’s Melange #1 presents itself as an intriguing concoction. However, the experience falls short of expectations. While the tangy dark fruit flavors attempt to harmonize with the chocolaty sweetness, the execution leaves something to be desired. The beer feels lacking in the decadence department, failing to deliver the expected depth of flavor. Though not clamoring for an 18% sour ale, one would hope for a more indulgent experience. In comparison, opting for either Black Tuesday or Oude Tart seems a more satisfying choice over this particular melange.

2 / 2