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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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 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 (1340) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6752) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013

It’s easy to grin
when your ship comes in
and you’ve got the stock market beat.
But the man worthwhile
is the man who can smile
when his shorts are too tight in the seat

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (10075) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours clear, dark and Longhorn-orange with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Fantastic retention - never dissipates. The aroma is fruity, roasty, malty and acidic; featuring cherries and purple grapes with undercurrents of chocolate and espresso. Full-bodied with moderate carbonation. The flavor is quite tart, vinous and roasty; flanked by delicate notes of vanilla and milk chocolate. Finishes tangy and lightly roasty. A big tip of the cap to 50belair for sharing this baby with the south Florida crew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (2827) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Batch 2 Pours a solid dark brown/black color with a huge bubbly mocha head that slowly recedes. I can smell the fruity tartness as soon as I wrangle the bottle opener through the wax and pop the top. Tart cherries with a roasted coffee, chocolate and caramel background. Light oak and vanilla mixed with spirits. The flavor feels more stout like than the aroma lead me to believe. A solid sweet coffee caramel and chocolate with a hint of molasses and smoke. Up front I get a pleasant dark dried fruity/cherry tartness that at first seems to belong in a stout but the tartness builds towards the end of every sip. Light lactic bite and little to no hops to be found. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a sweet tart almost syrupy mouthfeel. This is an interesting beer, it is certainly unique and I enjoyed it. I really like both of the base beers in this blend, but I question whether the sum is greater than the parts here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (5787) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Pours a hazy amber with some cloudy white head. Nose of cherries, grass, light vinegar, raspberry, dandelion greens. Flavor is astringent, vegetal, greens, tart, caramel too. Medium bodied, tart finish. Very well blended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (9334) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1702) - 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. Doesn’t pick up the sweetness from BT which is awesome. A really good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4189) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7419) - 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 didn’t live up to that very high standard. Not bad but not my favorite Bruery sour by a long shot.

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