Oude Tart - The Bruery
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Reviews by Cavery:
4.18/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
figured I'd crack it since I've never had it out of the bottle. 2011 edition for the sake of formality.
A: Foamy thin ring forms pie crust ruffles on the edge of the glass. There's not too much in terms of lacing, but there seems to be a mild movement of the foam towards the body. The bubbles are slightly tinged brown, but still with a favoritism towards whites, like a dirty T-shirt. Cherry stained mahogany body with a core of volcanic rock. Looks really great.
S: Boom right away huge lactic funk presence that makes me excited. Thick cherry skins that pop out like inclusions in a rich home made jam. slightly hide-like finish that definitely makes me think about how fresh this is. The cherry's seem dowsed in a high end red wine. Slight red wine vinegar in the tail end.
T: Huge leathery plum that explodes into a kriek based jam. The bottle is fresh but the combination of yeast and barrel gives a musky old cherry flavor that marries fantastically. I can see why some people say that cherries are a natural addition to this beer, as a mild almost filler linger acts as a bridge between bursts of fruit rollup dark fruit flavors. Love the plum and cherry notes in here.
M: Feels a bit lighter in the mouth than I'd like, but it drinks very well. Light mouth with a temporary visitation to the light-medium side with the exploration of plum/prune/leather flavors. The acetic linger gives an illusion of medium fullness as well, but I would definitely say this is lighter in body. Especially as you let it catch up to room temp.
O: This beer has really great flavor, but definitely doesn't fit too well into the style. Dark jam, lactic funk, and cherry skins in red wine are all pronounced in flavor. This feels like a deconstruction of the style by a master chef. I am definitely a big fan of this beer, but I wish the volume would be turned up a bit. I would love to try the cherry version. Something is missing, but I finished a bottle without even trying to. If you like lactic yeast then you're in for a treat.
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2011 02:24:43 | More by Cavery
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3.61/5 rDev -15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
750ml bottle, split
To me, this is just too damn sour. It's hard to focus on any other component of this beer - definitely the most sour beer I've ever had (a lot). Berry, red fruit, but really just acidic and incredibly sour. A little more palatable as it approaches room temperature but still a bit extreme. Not my thing at all.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 20:27:17 | More by dirtylou
Oude Tart from The Bruery
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