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RATINGS: 117   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:
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31232) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small amber glare and a creamy, dense and tan head. Aroma is tart fruity and dark roasted malt. Cherry, citric and dark thick roasted malty. Smooth fruity, light acetic and dark thick malty. Dense dark and tart fruity finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6501) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown wit a medium off white head. The aroma is sweet dark fruity with notes of prune, raisins, chocolate and ripe fruit. Sure some acidic fruity notes. The flavour is sour fruity with lots of ripe fruity notes. Some chocolate and acetone notes. Long dark fruity finish. Much better than expected!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Plovmand. Pours a cloudy dark brown with an orange hue and a creamy beige head. Tart berry-like aroma, think Flemish Sour, lots of wood and balsamico. Medium body, very tart berries, vanilla and wood, quite some acetone. Very sophisticated. 200312

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29367) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has notes fo brettanomyces, malt, roasted malt, caramel, and some chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of brettanomyces, wood, vinegar, malt, and some roasted malt, leading to tart finish. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (774) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Sample pour at Hunahpu’s day. Aroma is acetic, vinegar, funky, tart cherries. Dark brown, hazy pour with a tan head. Flavor is tart cherries, tart raspberry, funky barnyard and sour. Really awesome sour and super enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
The Oude Tart is definitely the main beer here as it takes over. Tart and sour mixed in with chocolate, cherries, vanilla, and slight bit of roastness. Weird mixture but it works well here and it was damn tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5475) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 75cl, at 9.5%Vol, as Mélange N°1, exclusive American brew, blend from Black Tuesday with Oude Tart, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex sour Stout, fruity/sour and slightly woody/roasted, not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2011
bottle, batch 2... wonderful nose at first, bursting with tons of oude tart, sour cherries, vinegar, oak, a touch of chocolate but the BT is faded out by the OT... the taste is much more muted than the nose, the OT takes a backseat and is more of an accent, the flavor overall is a bit muddled, bourbon chocolate with an oak finish, a touch of cherries, the finish is a touchy to oaky for me, wish the BT was more prevalent... super crushable for 9.5% and very good but I prefer dark sours like 009 and Margrete

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
From Bottle

Appearance: Pours a dark amber brown with a very creamy tight tan head.

Aroma: Chocolate covered strawberries.

Taste: Sour berry, red wine, oaky barrel notes, a touch of dark chocolate. Finishes very sour.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied.

Overall: Skimpy on the Impy. I am not suggesting I want a 18% sour ale, but I did want more decadence. I’ll take BT or Oude Tart over this melange.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Bottle brought over by the good Dr. Abmuh. Sorry, Paul, had to steal that one, it was so brilliant. Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip. Pours a dark brown color with a small creamy tan head and some spotty lacing on the way down. The nose brings forward a bit of chocolate and molasses. Behind that is brown sugar and a good amount of bourbon plus a strong oak and cherry cherry. Mild dark fruits a good dosing of acidity. The flavor carried a strong cherry presence that actually overwhelmed the Black Tuesday portion by just a bit. Nice thick roasty and chocolate stout paired with a cherry sourness. Description is dead on. Perhaps a bit too acidic in the finish, as it didn’t quite gel with the full, creamy body. At least, that’s where I stand. Glad I have a bottle of this and looking forward to seeing how it ages out. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-25-2011


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