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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4624) - 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 (7323) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2011
750ml bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark brown. Little to no head, lace or appearance of carbonation. Sour chocolate aroma. A touch of balsamic. A cranberry fruit presence. Perhaps some rotting fruit. Cheesecloth and rotten eggs. Similar on the tongue. Light balsamic, tart cherry skin, chocolate, ginger ale, wet oak, cheese and mothballs. Medium + body with spritzy carbonation leading to a lightly acetic but mostly watery finish. Close, but lacking somewhere... Thanks fellas!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2011
[Batch 2 Bottle] shared by Armin, Caleb and Greg. Pours an ugly hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is maraschino cherries, light malt vinegar, moderate sweetness, and just a hint of the roasty Black Tuesday. The flavor is slightly sharp, tons of cherry, light acetic, light alcohol, lightly roasty. I actually enjoy this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2003) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bottle. Hazy dark brown pour, lasting carbonation and an aroma of cherries and chocolate. Flavor is slightly bready initially and then a good blend of sour cherry and slightly caramel/chocolate and slightly effervescent on the aftertaste. Very good, just short of being outstanding.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bottle shared with the MN crew. (Batch #2). Hazy dark brown pour with a slight bit of head (really just a ring), not a ton of lacing. Aroma is a blend of bourbon, oak, sweet and roasty malts, and vinegar, with a slight bit of tartness. Also cherries and chocolate, which really come through after the first sip. Taste is dominated by the chocolate and cherry, with some odd bacterial or funk character that is a bit off putting in combination with the dark and sweet malts. Fairly thin, finishes sweet, which is interesting with the sour character. An interesting beer, though not one that I would go after again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8463) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2011
Pours dark reddish black with white head, aroma has notes of dark vinegar, some sweet malty bread, berry including cherry and berry. Taste is notes of cherries, sweet berry, chocolate and a touch of roast, with lots of vingar and acetic acid. Okay, on the verge of good, but just ok.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1429) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
Muddy brown pour with slick brown foam. Aroma is nice medium tart/sour with underlying sweet raisin and perhaps creamy caramel. Predominately a sweet/tart sour with some interesting malt/raisin and strong ale qualities through the finish. Probably one of the best beers I’ve had yet from the Bruery.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
Oakquinox. Cloudy amber, tan head. Nose is big acetic sourness and dark fruits. Flavor is sweet tartness, that transitions to oaky vanilla and brown sugar, finishes dry and sour. Medium body an carbonation. A smooth and delicious sour, the BlackTuesday contributions are subdued but provide a bit more body an foundation to the strong Oud Tart base.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2011
Bruery mélange 1. 750ml bottle from the reserve society... Pours a mostly deep cola brownish pour with a thin to medium light beige head... Aroma is mostly oud tart with sour cherry woody vinegar profile. No too harsh but mostly on the oude tart side from an aroma perspective. Very light on the black Tuesday front but comes through in the flavor... Flavors are mostly along the oude tart front while the black Tuesday cuts back away from the acidity contributing to some chocolate notes, lighter vanilla and an increased thicker mouthfeel. i enjoyed this one despite having reservations upfront. 7/4/8/4/15


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