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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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On tap and for sale only at the Bruery, a blend of Black Tuesday and young Oude Tart.
Batch 1 - 9.0% abv
Batch 2 - 9.5% abv
Batch 3 - 11% abv


Bruery Description:
Mélange #1 was the first in our line of barrel aged beer blends and continues to be one of our favorites. A curious blend of our bourbon barrel aged stout, Black Tuesday, along with our Flemish-style sour red ale, Oude Tart, this beer is unique and delightful. Forging flavors of toasty oak, vanilla and toffee along with notes of leather and dark fruit, both the full bodied essence of the bourbon barrel aged ale and the sour quality of our wild ale are present in this well rounded beer.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
The Oude Tart is definitely the main beer here as it takes over. Tart and sour mixed in with chocolate, cherries, vanilla, and slight bit of roastness. Weird mixture but it works well here and it was damn tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 75cl, at 9.5%Vol, as Mélange N°1, exclusive American brew, blend from Black Tuesday with Oude Tart, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex sour Stout, fruity/sour and slightly woody/roasted, not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3487) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2011
bottle, batch 2... wonderful nose at first, bursting with tons of oude tart, sour cherries, vinegar, oak, a touch of chocolate but the BT is faded out by the OT... the taste is much more muted than the nose, the OT takes a backseat and is more of an accent, the flavor overall is a bit muddled, bourbon chocolate with an oak finish, a touch of cherries, the finish is a touchy to oaky for me, wish the BT was more prevalent... super crushable for 9.5% and very good but I prefer dark sours like 009 and Margrete

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
From Bottle

Appearance: Pours a dark amber brown with a very creamy tight tan head.

Aroma: Chocolate covered strawberries.

Taste: Sour berry, red wine, oaky barrel notes, a touch of dark chocolate. Finishes very sour.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied.

Overall: Skimpy on the Impy. I am not suggesting I want a 18% sour ale, but I did want more decadence. I’ll take BT or Oude Tart over this melange.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Bottle brought over by the good Dr. Abmuh. Sorry, Paul, had to steal that one, it was so brilliant. Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip. Pours a dark brown color with a small creamy tan head and some spotty lacing on the way down. The nose brings forward a bit of chocolate and molasses. Behind that is brown sugar and a good amount of bourbon plus a strong oak and cherry cherry. Mild dark fruits a good dosing of acidity. The flavor carried a strong cherry presence that actually overwhelmed the Black Tuesday portion by just a bit. Nice thick roasty and chocolate stout paired with a cherry sourness. Description is dead on. Perhaps a bit too acidic in the finish, as it didn’t quite gel with the full, creamy body. At least, that’s where I stand. Glad I have a bottle of this and looking forward to seeing how it ages out. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-25-2011

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnnyJ (4729) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
750 ml bottle. Muddy brown pour, slightly reddish, with small off-white head. Acidic sour fruit, chocolate, vinegar, fairly sweet, rich vinous feel, cherry, oak, and light vanilla bourbon notes. A nice dark strong sour, with interesting IRS notes.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
shared w/ wife and others. wow what a beer. shout out to provision’s this beer poured a water chocolatesk dark brown light reddish. smells of leather vanilla barnyard yet semi sweet strong dark fruits also. taste ok it stars sweet raisin then bammm its a stout its a sour where do i go do i like this do i love it. bourbon silk tart masterpiece man the guys @thebruery are awesome

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a khaki head. Aroma shows notes of tart dark fruit dusted with cocoa powder and light roast. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of cherry balsamic, oak, and a touch of funk. Extremely interesting and well balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4586) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2011
750 mL bottle; thanks kiefdog for the share. Pours a stout dark brown with reddish highlights and a white head. Nose is chocolate, cocoa, marshmallow, cherries, plums, dark earthy fruit and a very vague tartness. Flavor is uncanny: chocolate, cocoa, cherries, plums, and more sweetness. The alcohol content is vicious- 9.5% creeps up on one like the stealthiest of ninjas in a dark alley. Medium to full-bodied with lingering chocolate, balsamic, and cherry. Very enjoyable sipper.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7253) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Thanks to Ben for bringing the 750mL bottle! Poured deeper, ruddy brown with a creamy, sticky beige head. The aroma picked up toasted coconut and vanilla over raspberry-covered dark chocolates.. very well-balanced and intriguing. The flavor found some darker chocolates, molasses, and toffee at the core, supporting raspberry, cherry, and oak tartness from the Oude Tart.. more sweet malts and lovely barrel on the finish.. the kiss of Black Tuesday was very nice here, but I’d like to see a greater proportion. Medium-bodied and well-balanced on the palate.. I’m a big fan of blending stouts with sour stuff, and this worked perfectly.


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