nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Phoenix Club. Brownish black beer with an interesting mix of flavors. The rich chocolate syrupy quality of BT with some sourness of the cherries. Sounds good but really not that special in my book.
adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Haslinger (804) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
tom10101 (1822) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
czar (3257) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Minderbinder (1293) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
JulienHuxley (2141) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Blairgus (2193) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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Chipalsa (1265) - Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!!!
OmegaX (1132) - Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
SudsMcDuff (5360) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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