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RATINGS: 138   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/18/15] Draught at The Bruery in Placentia. 2014 edition. Dark brown to black. Lovely aroma of sourish cherries, other dark fruits and chocolate. Sour and slightly sweetish flavor with dark fruits, caramel and some chocolate. Medium-bodied. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bwa5879 (813) - Portage, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2015
2014 batch. Dark brown pour with reddish hue. Small ring of offwhite head. Mellow scent, bourbon and chocolate and raisin. Really soft carbonation, puckery mouthfeel, very dry finish. Sour flavor is muted by the stout but it works. Flavor of pert bretty sour, raisin, lots of brown sugar and carmel, a bit of tootsie roll chocolate, finishes bitter and sour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (992) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Big Oude Tart aromas bringing cherry, acidity, vinegar, plums, dark fruits as well as dark malts, raisins and subtle blackstrap molasses. Blackish purple appearance with a thin tan foam. Taste is assertively sour upfront with sour black cherry, dark fruits, plums, figs, and strong acidity. Mid mouth comes the more stout characteristics bringing raisins, dark malts, chocolate, dark chocolate, toffee, cocoa, and more figs. Overall, perfect balance of sour and dark.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (3173) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2015
En fût sur place: Noisettes, framboises, chocolat, pointe d’épices et bourbon emportés dans une chaleur évasive et envoutante. Un assemblage qui gagne en complexité après quelques minutes, j’ose imaginer avec les années.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (999) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2015
From notes. This was shared at a tasting put on by @mikem409 on November 7. Shared from a 750 mL bottle. The pour is a medium brown with some light ruby hints flashing through in the light. The head is thin, small and darker tan. It just hangs around as a film. The aroma is a big blast of roasty malt to start before moving through a little tart fruitiness and into a light chocolate and a bit of sour on the far back end. The flavor is a little more roasty throughout. There is a bit of sourness, and then a deep dark fruit. I like how there is a combination of a good stout and a good sour happening here. I wish it were more like a sour stout, but that would be greedy. The mouth feel is lighter and ell carbonated, but doesn’t hang around and coat the mouth as well as I’d like. The finish is very dry and sour. Much more of the Oude Tart here than Black Tuesday. Alcohol is well hidden, and this is solid. I just wish there were a little more of a sour stout to it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (830) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a cloudy sedimentary deep nut brown with a nice medium brown head. Aroma start tart in the front, dry, and finishes with a nice roasty malts, light chocolate character. Flavor packs a huge tartness up front, nice sour cherries, which then fades into the Black Tuesday bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate, Medium body with a nicely complex character. Definitely like this one.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
supershea (19) - Bella Vista, Arkansas, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Shared a bottle with friends. Dark brown pour, thinner head than I was expecting. There was a funk to this beer that George Clinton himself couldn’t master. Hints of chocolate, sour fruit, cherries, caramel, cinnamon and oddly enough, barnyard funk. This beer will always stand out as a good sour. The finish will stick around, like the aroma from a sweaty gym sock.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle at a tasting at Butler's place. Pours brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is tart cherries blueberries. Flavor is bitter slightly tart chocolate. Raisins. Some alcohol. Very nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2568) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Aroma: Raisins, Cherries, Mild Bourbon Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Bourbon, Cherries, Mild Red Plum, Mild Raisins Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mild Sweet

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2015 Bottle: Deep chestnut colored body, mostly opaque with a slight ruby tint. Tiny, dark khaki head sifts across the top, foamy & lasting. Aroma full of light roasted malts, tart cherry skin, some tannic red wine notes bordering on astringency, mildly bitter cacao nibs, driftwood, mild lacto notes, & a nice waft of must. Taste has some lemon rind & roasted malt up front, quite a bit more dry than the aroma would make things seem. Cherry skin, redcurrant, tart dark fruits, all laid out across an underbelly of roasted malt & burnt caramel flavors. Very, very slight char & acetic notes clash, leading to a sharp, woody, moderately tannic finish. Dry with a fruit skin tartness character. Oude Tart seems to have the upper hand here, not picking up much bourbon, either, which is probably a good thing.


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