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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9102) - 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
AdamJackson (3262) - 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 (866) - 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 (3397) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5018) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
pours dark brown reddish with a small light beige cap, some retention and lacing. red fruitiness, ketchup, bourbon, red fruit and roasted acidity, spices, pepper, nice oaky notes, linear acetic though. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily, sweet grassy-earthy, slightly astringent and acetic finish. tad too much on the acetic side but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2222) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle 750ml. Pours dark brown with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of berries, bourbon. Taste is of fruits. Acid is almost ruining it all. Palate: Medium body. Overall: Actually better than expected. Clearly too acidic, but not gross as some other Bruery beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (3807) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown black pour with white head. Acetic roasty aroma, really vinegared, fruity ketchup notes. Taste is quite sour, very acetic, mild roasty notes, quite sweet.. Palate is heavy with aggressive carbonation. Attacks the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2935) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
5 sept 2013, bottle. Dark brown. Nose is awesome. It goes from some balsamic to some big Black Tuesday chocolate. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Cold, the oude tart kind if dominates. As it warns up the Black Tuesday comes out more. Smells great. Can't decide how I like it though. Definitely good. Melange 3 is amazing though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2013
This was a pretty good brew overall, lots of funk and tart citrus fruits all about. It wasn’t all that complex, and that’s what made it so enjoyable. I basically got sour gusher fruit chews with some light chocolate and pencil... Unusual but in liquid form... great!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1312) - Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Another great Melange brew from The Bruery. Nose is big cherry notes, funk, oak, sweet malt, citrus. Flavor is very tart, vinegar, cherry, and tons of oaked notes. Awesome stuff.

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