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RATINGS: 103   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6055) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2014
750, capped. Thanks J! Pours a ruddied dark brown with a thin loose tan head. Big sweet nose, cherries and plums, balsamic, dark brown sugar. Sticky thick body with soft carb. Nice stone fruit and dark sugar mid palate with a long sticky sweet finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9440) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2014
Pour at WTF poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of bourbon, roastiness, oak and light vanilla. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of bourbon, oak,vanilla, tobacco and toffee with a crisp dry tart lingering bourbon finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (1829) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2014
March 22, 2014 - on tap at Bruery tasting room. Brown pour with limited head. Aroma was sour dark fruit, wood and toffee. Taste was consistent with aroma, but also had some light smoke and bourbon. Smooth with a touch of heat in finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a hazy dark brown with a red hue and a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of sour red fruits with a good amount of dark grain, dark fruit and just a hint of bourbon. Flavor starts with strong sour red fruit and a light acid note that mellows to allow some dark grains and dark fruits to come through in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
On tap at the Bruery. It pours a very dark red color with a khaki head. The aroma is rich with dark fruit and mild sour tart. The flavor has a strong pucker with sour dark fruit, plum/raisin, caramel and cherries. Touches of vinegar and chocolate. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate sour cherry, light cola, faint vinegar, and lemon. It pours a dark brown with orange highlights and a small beige head. The flavor starts with sour cherry with a touch of cola and chocolate. The finish has moderate sour lemon, light oak, vanilla, and a hint of vinegar. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1028) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2014
750 ML bottle Black pour with ruby highlights. Thick light brown head. Good lacing. Nose is dominated by the sourness and cherries. Some slight sweetness but not a lot. Taste is the trademark Bruery acid and sourness. Lots of up front cherries. Some coying sweetness but a lot of bright fruit. Some prickly carbonation. Not a lot of the BT I get in this. More like a beefed up version of tart of darkness. ABV hit like a hammer though

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastmaster (222) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Rootbeer froth head in pour. Sour aroma. Ruby red in direct light. Cherry aroma, licorice, and sugar. Light body, uber tarty. Tart black cherry. Not getting too much black tuesday, perhaps at the tail end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1284) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle. Pour is deep cloudy reddish brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is tart cherry, light roasted malt, faint BT sweetness, and light acidity. Flavor is BT up front then notes of tartness, lots of woodiness, and a spicy tart finish. Wow. Not boring. Lots going on but I’m not sure how well it works for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1253) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle from my trip to the brewery in Cali. Batch #3 (11% abv). Pours a dark and nearly opaque red with lots of cherry red light shining through the edges. Big sour cherry and vinegar aroma, chocolate, brown sugar. Flavor is black cherry skins, a little booze, tart vinegar, some strange flavors in the background I can’t put my finger on that I assume comes from the Black Tuesday. Much more body that Oude Tart and not quite as much lactic tartness. Still sour but with an expected big sweetness to go along from the blend. Plenty of carbonation. Really neat blend that works despite sounding totally weird.


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