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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (15281) - 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 (3584) - 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 (776) - 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 (1747) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1472) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle from Jeff at bottle share. Thanks! Poured into a small snifter. Mostly black pour like the Black Tuesday. Small tan head. Aroma is a blend of the dark malts, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla...and then the sourness of dark fruits. The taste is kind of a mind-fucking. You expect Black Tuesday but you get a sour Oude tart presence. Chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, and sour fruits. Medium to full body, moderate carbonated, creamy yet yeasty mouthfeel, tangy finish. So damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontape (469) - Valley Village, California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Draft at the source. Diggin’ this one! Beautiful mix of the Oude Tart and Black Tuesday. Pours a rusty, reddish brown. Nose gives off more than the sweet than the sour but it drinks very balanced. Flavors come through melded like a good soup after a few days, no single note really stands out but I definitely am getting a little chocolate / cherry / coffee and just a touch of sour. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle @ Greg’s dump. Thanks to John for sharing! Pours a bit hazy reddish brown appearance with a thin brown head. Some vinegar notes in the notes along with raspberries, cherries, and a bit of roast. A bit strong on the booze on the palate. Moderate body. Cherry, blackberry, raspberry fruity notes with some chocolate, roast, and vanilla. Kind of an odd duck. I prefer both of the unblended beers better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerdrinker79 (1805) - Idaho, USA - MAY 11, 2014
750 ml, 2013 vintage- Pours a hazy dark ruby red with a one finger light tan head. Aroma is extremely tart, oak up the ass, some cocoa and toffee. Taste is similar, extremely tart, oaky, malt, plums and cherries. Great blend, or should I say mélange? Based on my palate tonight I do wish there was a larger percentage of the Oude Tart and less of the Black Tuesday, but that could change on any given night, really enjoyed it. Worth noting that this beer got immensely more complex and tasty as it warmed, the second glass was a good 4.5 in my opinion, so to balance out my score I think I will up my taste and overall by one point, original score was 4.1.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (2021) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 2, 2014
750 ml wax-dipped bottle, brought back from the brewery by a friend of Enoteca in Post Falls, ID. 2013 edition. Aroma consists of lemon, funk, wood, coconut, vanilla, raisins, overripe seedy berries, balsamic vinegar. Pours deep mahogany with a two-finger beige head that lasts a few minutes. Taste is alternating sweet and sour (7/10 on a sour scale), woody, finishing bitter and leaving a savory taste in the mouth. Body is only medium (was expecting full-bodied). Good, but was expecting more. A little too much oak, I think.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5063) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Brown with a cream head. Nose is wood, yeast, bugs, tart, faintly acidic. Great palate, sour, tart, acidic woof, heavy yeast and super sour.

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