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RATINGS: 120   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
750 ml red waxed bottle. Batch 3. Poured a dark mahogany / brownish color with a thin sized head. Aromas of tart cherries, roast, chocolate, funky, wood/oak, and read wine. Tastes of tart cherries, lighter vinegar, funky, vanilla, roast, and wood. Medium alcohol in the finish.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2241) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Aroma: Raisins, Cherries, Mild Bourbon Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Bourbon, Cherries, Mild Red Plum, Mild Raisins Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mild Sweet

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2299) - Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle: Deep chestnut colored body, mostly opaque with a slight ruby tint. Tiny, dark khaki head sifts across the top, foamy & lasting. Aroma full of light roasted malts, tart cherry skin, some tannic red wine notes bordering on astringency, mildly bitter cacao nibs, driftwood, mild lacto notes, & a nice waft of must. Taste has some lemon rind & roasted malt up front, quite a bit more dry than the aroma would make things seem. Cherry skin, redcurrant, tart dark fruits, all laid out across an underbelly of roasted malt & burnt caramel flavors. Very, very slight char & acetic notes clash, leading to a sharp, woody, moderately tannic finish. Dry with a fruit skin tartness character. Oude Tart seems to have the upper hand here, not picking up much bourbon, either, which is probably a good thing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (885) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle from unknown via Patrick B. Pours a medium dark red, decent amount of tan head. Aroma big, oaky, cherries, some earthy character and a hint of lacto. Body full and complex, roasty, but with an acidic, lactic character, dark chocolate, dark chocolate. Complex, very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1105) - Nevada, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Deep red hue with a foamy off white head.Sour dark fruit aroma.Deep flavor profile of burnt cherries, red apple, roasted almonds, and plums. Add to that a tart and sour lambic finish and you have one complex beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6329) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Draft at Ginger Man. Pours deep brown with a thin tan head. Oaky and oddly acidic tartness, lighter dark fruity notes, light toasted malts, with a sharp acidic finish. There are also some odd lingering notes of old fruits. Not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (2168) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Murky brown pour with a moderate sized head that fades to a somewhat thin ring. Aroma is really interesting. An odd mix of chocolate, sour fruit, caramel, and funk. Tastes awesome. Sour lemon, rich chocolate, caramel, cherries, grapes, and some very light brett barnyard funk. Medium to full body. Really cool beer. One of the most unique beers I’ve drank. I’m not a big fan of Oude Tart because it always seemed liked all sour and no flavor. This improves on it so much. Oude Tart is bigger in the taste but there’s enough sweetness to tame the sour. Great blend.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5624) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Draft at Ginger Man with Streets and Chris. Pours a deep, murky brown body with thin lacing. Aroma is rich molasses, brown sugar, oak, bourbon and sweet sugary booze. Mouthfeel is thick and rich with notes of rich maple and molasses, sweet syrup, bourbon, oak and rich vanilla. Some sour fruit on the palate as well. Really nice blend considering how aggressive the original base beers are, and especially in polar opposite directions.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2009) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Dark mahogany brown in color... Aroma of Flemish red sour, berries, light chocolate, roasted malts... Light chocolate, dark berries, slight tartness throughout... Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 27, 2014
i would almost class this as a wild ale, as the oude tart is surprisingly the dominant of the two beers, despite the abv of black tuesday. A cool blend, hints of chocolate vanilla and alcohol amidst a good dose of tart cherry. Brought a bottle home."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8911) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle shared at Goulet’s. Pours dark brown white head. Nose/taste of cherry, cocoa, chocolate, caramel, oak and dark fruit. Medium body.


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