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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1878) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Light brown pour with a light tan head at the tasting room. Really interesting nose, some acidic notes with bourbon undertones. Nice blend and balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Aroma is sweet chocolate and sour cherry. Pours muddy Bruery brown with very little head. Taste is chocolate tort, sweet bourbon toffee, super sour cherry, some red wine, and a caramel molasses finish. Wonderful blend of sweet and sour. The syruppy booze of the BT is balanced nicely with the acidity of the Oude Tarte. Just fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2588) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2014
1/27/2014. 750 ml. bottle with a wax seal that takes forever to open! Dark brown color with a tan head that quickly diminishes. Aromas are fruity and oaky. Tart fruity flavors with oak and a long sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (9189) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
On tap at the Bruery Tasting Room. Oude tarte sour aroma. Dark from Black Tuesday blending in. Thick cherry, smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Dark reddish brown - nearly black pour, smallish head, some lace/retention. Aroma is sour cherry, vanilla, chocolate, darker fruit, light roast. Medium to full body, moderate to high tartness, some chocolate sweetness, minimal bourbon character. Black Tuesday is barely here relative to Oude Tart. Interesting in balancing an overpowering imperial stout with a sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
(750ml bottle) clear ruby brown, soapy medium tan bubbles. Nose of raspberry and other berries, lightly sweet chocolate , raisin. Taste is ridiculously complex and awesome, raspberry, well blended with sweet chocolate malt, lactose or cream, berries and cream. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (4898) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours a cloudy amber with medium creamy beige head that leaves sticky lacing. The aroma is oak, toffee, and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel with light tartness and toffee malt with sweet finish. Very complex, solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2728) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Batch number three 2013 bottle thanks to trade with wheresyourball! Pours a hazy brown with think ring of bubbly tan head that leaves light webbing. Aroma is sour dark fruits with hints of roast and chocolate behind it. Taste is there too, nice transition from sweet to sour, good balance. Light carbonation, no hint of the booze at all. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7252) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
75cl red waxed bottle pours with a deep murky amber body that supports a tan head that has a light mocha colored ring along the edge. The aroma offers up citrus tartness and then mild levels of chocolate, malts, spicy oak and then tart fruity notes. Interesting. The taste has loads of fruity cherry tartness as well as some tart grapefruit and lime peel. Behind those largely cherry notes I get brief chocolate and faint roasted malts. Overall this is pretty darn tart and acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (969) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
2013 vintage bottle. Aroma is fairly tart with quite a bit of cherry and berry fruit character. Light road and chocolate notes add complexity to the fruit and lessen the sweetness. Light oak character and light alcohol note. Pours dark brown with some ruby hues. Fairly thick tan head with average retention. The head recedes leaving a film on top and along the edges. Moderately high lacing with mid sized legs. Flavor is fairly tart with quite a bit of tart black cherry, unripe raspberries and blackberries and cassis. Light chocolate notes with medium roast. Light ashiness in the finish. Medium light oak and moderate oak tannins. Light alcohol spice in the finish. Finish has lingering dark fruit, ash, leather and chocolate with a light acidity. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation; light silkiness which in my mind is a bit odd for a sour. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall a good beer but I feel like I was expecting more of it, but I am not sure what that more would be. A nice big dark sour with a ton of fruit character and some light oak. I think my problem with this beer and most dark sours is that I want a dark beer that is faintly sour, not a sour beer with medium light notes of dark malts.

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