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RATINGS: 118   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:
Mťlange #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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Sample at Falling Rock Beer Tasting with Dr. Bill on 10/13/2012. The beer is a dark reddish-brown color with a medium light beige head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of cherries, oak and malt. Medium to full body with a moderately tart fruit character with notes of roasted malt, bourbon and chocolate. The finish is fruity with a lingering tart cherry aftertaste. Good all around.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1422) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Shared generously by Zack S. at Swamp Head. An interesting beer, much more heavily leaning towards the Oude Tart part of the blend than the BT part. Sour cherry notes with hints of chocolate stoutiness. Doesnít pick up the sweetness from BT which is awesome. A really good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4143) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle.... Poured dark brown with a little-to-no head. Aroma of dark chocolate, raspberries, other dark fruits and alcohol. First sip was a bit astringent with vinegar like acidity. But after that it was smooth sailing. The Black Tuesday came in and shined with a wonderful play of booze, roast, dark sugars, fruits, and tartness. Oh wow.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2012
750 ml bottle from crosamich- thanks again, Adam! Pours a dark cola brown with a small tan head. Aroma of vanilla, tart grapes, caramel, soy, chocolate-covered cherries, and oak. Flavor of cola, cherreis, soy, chocolate, earth, plums, and vanilla. Medium-bodied, with a tart, sweet mouthfeel that also hits an umami note, and medium carbonation. After having the Melange #3 twice, this one didnít live up to that very high standard. Not bad but not my favorite Bruery sour by a long shot.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2615) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt! I really had no idea what to expect when I first heard of this beer. I just couldnít fathom how two awesome beers, Black Tuesday and Oude Tart, could be blended together to create anything remotely palatable. Iíve been wrong before. The beer is brown / black with a decent sized head that leaves copious lacing all over the glass. Like Sour in the Rye, this one brings the yeast and bugs. And those who know me know that I do enjoy my yeast and bugs. The flavor brings oak, bourbon, roast, sour cherries, funk, chocolate. Wow. This is one of the most interesting (good) beers Iíve had (Bud Clamato was pretty interesting too). The beer seems to be comprised more of Oude Tart than Black Tuesday, but they both shine through nicely. I canít believe how tasty this is. Iím in disbelief, as I canít imagine this combination working so well. The feel is medium to full bodied and brings an acetic finish. Kudos to Patrick Rue for his impressive ingenuity and creativity. The marriage of these two beers was once incomprehensible to me, and now I find myself longing for more.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 2, 2012
moderate-high carbonation. the aromas are so mixed and separate. alternating between the sharp acidity of Oude tart and caramel/dark fruit notes of the BT. when it was cold it was so alcohol hot but as it warms it evens out which seems contrary. Thatís it-cold is harsh, acidic, hot, unbalanced; but warmer is much more pleasant. some residual sweetness and vanilla at the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16895) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2012
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a dark ruby amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour aroma. Fruity sour woody acidic flavor. Has a fruity sour tart woody caramel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 1, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

ABV: 9.5%. Unclear dark red brown colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, tart cherry, wood, oak, alcohol, tart fruit. Flavour is light heavy sweet, light to moderate acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, tart berry, aceton, tart cherry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120320]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma of red wine and cherrries with notes of glue and oak. Fruity flavour of red wine and glue with notes of oak and acetone. Fruity and tart finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3159) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle, 75 cl. Dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of brett, vinegar, chocolate, roasted malts. Flavor is sweet and tart, cherry-like notes, a little cacao-powder, anise. Long lingering astringent, tarty finish.


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