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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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 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 (5780) - 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 (6056) - 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 (2939) - 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 (7461) - 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 (1218) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9312) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Tap at The Bruery thanks to brokensail! Deep ruby pour with impressive tan foam. Nose is intense Cabernet deglazing, sharp cranberry dark chocolate, flashes of coconut bourbon. Taste is a powerful dark sour with big cranberry, cocoa, huge lactic acid with big mouthfeel. Juicy, salty, lime citric in finish. Cranberry intensity is met with vanilla and coconut from the Black Tuesday. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (3588) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2013
I quite like Oude Tart and I also mostly like Black Tuesday (in small quantities). Let’s see how this super blend weighs in. This is 2013’s edition of Melange #1 from the Bruery. Enjoyed at 55 in a stemmed glass.

A - Pour is a very dark red out of the bottle. In the glass, it resembles an almost black sort of dirty dish water. Not winning any awards for appearance.

S - The nose is most certainly Black Tuesday. I get tart, oak cherry pie notes but the chocolate, molasses and tobacco come through strong.

T - I would call this a baby Black Tuesday with an infection. Everything about BT from the chocolate, roasted almonds, tobacco and licorice are here. They’re just more muted, far less boozy and there’s a hint of tartness. It’s no where close to a 50/50 blend. Tastes more like an 80/20. The ABV suggests 50/50 though.

M - Creamy, bold and very dry.

O - This year being the highest ABV ever means there’s more Black Tuesday in this blend than previous years. Nose and taste totally reveal that. It’s nice but not something I’d drink often. Maybe I’ll let the other 2 bottles I have of this sit for a little while before opening them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Haslinger (873) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2013
750mL bottle, thanks kegbear. Very acidic smell with some fruit in the initial taste but is covered up a bit at first by the biting tartness. Fades and actually tastes pretty good. It could use more Black Tuesday and less Oude Tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3883) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by Pier-Luc and Julien, thanks! Very dark amber with a small fully lasting beige head and little lacing. Aroma is acetic with roasted malt, berries, bourbon and oak. Taste is slightly sweet and moderately acetic (almost heavily acidic, but not as much as most Bruery Sours) with bourbon,oak, fruits and roasted malt. Some alcohol. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly mouth puckering. Weird melange, but better than expected. Nice fruitiness.

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