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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3824) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle. Brune pour with tan head. Tart fruit light cherry aromas. Dark roasted chocolate along with dark cherry and tart flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
10th July 2014
Forgetfu Tasting at ChrisOs. Very hazy deep amber beer, good fluffy pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and crispy. Fine carbonation. Pleasant cherry and light wood. Good tangy dried fruits. Light airy cream. Tangy cherry turning to bitterish cherry skin. All the while there is the mellow dark malt background. The Oude Tart seems to have really dominated the Black Tuesday, wasn’t expecting that! Light dry finish with a bitterish cherry linger. Nicely joined up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle shared by Kenny at the Pancake Parlour, 10/07/14. Opaque dark amber with a big old beige covering that dissipates then retains. Nose is bitter dark fruit rinds, dates, woody must, soured red berries, spice. Taste comprises tangy dark fruits, tarte red berrues, toffee, light acidic qualities, caramelised sugars, light booze. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a subtle acidic wash. Decent enough stuff if perhaps a little sweet in places.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle from Schiller. Pours murky brown with a half finger tan head. The nose is sour fruit, cocoa and booze. The taste is funk, sour fruit, chocolate and light roast. Medium bodied. Very good. 4.1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (3057) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Tap, orange pour, tan head, nose is cherry, taste is tart, sour, cherry, some vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7445) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to Kenny. It pours cloudy deep mahogany brown with a small tan head. The nose is wood, vanilla, toasted coconut, dried fruits, red berry, tang and jammy fig. The taste is tart, tangy, blackcurrant, blueberry, sherbet, redcurrant, some acidity, toasty, sherbet, warming alcohol and granny smith apple with a dry, tart finish. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. Pretty big and acidic. Enjoyable in small doses,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11889) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle shared in London. Pours clear, amber-brown with a frothy, tan head. Nice aroma with plenty of dark, ripe and lightly tangy fruits, prunes, cherries. Light-medium sweet flavor with subtle metallic notes, bittersweet berries, bread, earth, alcohol. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with rich, ripe berries, raisins, cherries, grapes, booze, earth. So so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2881) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is clear orange amber with a small tan head and good lacing. Tart cherry skins, raspberries, oaky, grapey, tannic, vanilla, red fruits, and red wine vinegar in the aroma. Taste is tangy, orange juice, berry skins, green apples, pears, and vanilla with a big sour finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Decent sour brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rando7 (752) - Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma mainly sour, musty. taste dominated by the sour, sour cherries, some toffee and caramel. Full palate. Finish mainly a prolonged tartness but very pleasant.

As others have said the Oude Tart dominates. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1592) - Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Location/Date:Bottle pour on June 7th split with Dave.

Appearance: Pours dark brown with light brown head.
Aroma: Aroma of oak, sour, vanilla.
Taste: Lots of sour flavor, some vanilla, oak.
Palate:Medium body, lingering aftertaste.

Summary: My friend opened his bottle of this as he wanted to try. The blend definitely favors Oude Tart over Black Tuesday. A well made beer, but not something for me.

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