Oude Tart - The Bruery
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Reviews by ESPNman:
4.28/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served into a Stone IRS Snifter.
A - Pours a deep dark (almost black) reddish brown. It's a very hazy and murky burgundy. Almost resembles black coffee on the pour. A vigorous pour produces a half inch of off-white head. It quickly dissipates and leaves very little lacing.
S - More closed off than I would have anticipated. Faint aroma of oak barrel and some dark fruit. There's a bit of the sourness that comes through, but nothing overwhelming. A balanced nose, but very little remarkable about it.
T - This is where the brew really shines. An assault of tart to start out, that lingers through the whole flavor. Oak, cherries, dark fruit, and a bit of funk. The tart isn't overwhelming, but there is very little sweet to balance it out.
M - This one really sings on the mouthfeel. It's almost champagne-like with it's carbonation. Lots of extremely fine bubbles that don't overwhelm the palate, but allow for a perfect mouthfeel. Bone-dry on the finish, and a nice hint of tart that lingers along with that dryness.
O - Fantastic sour beer. One that will most likely stand up well to a year or two of aging. It's tart, it's woody, it's fruity, it's delicious.
Serving type: bottle
10-23-2012 04:58:36 | More by ESPNman
More User Reviews:
4.08/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours hazy reddish brown, with thin off white head. Smell is mostly lemon and cherry. Smell is a little underwhelming for me. Taste is fantastic: very tart and crisp. Lemon / lime, green apples, oak. Not really getting the cherries that everyone else claims. Feel is astringent, tart, dry, light and crisp. Lively carbonation.
Overall, terrific. Supremely drinkable, refreshing and tons of tartness. Along with La Folie, this is one of my favorite all time Sours.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 04:25:59 | More by Samuel906
4.39/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Pours a rich amber brown with a luxuriously creamy head. Not much lacing.
S - Cranberry, oak, lemon peel, faint vinegar and leather. Some barnyard funk.
T - WOW. Just really creamy and rich at first, then bam -- it's on -- with tart, tangy cranberries and cherry. Lemon and lime zest intermingle with brown sugar and vanilla. Sour apples bring up the rear.
M - Absurdly soft and creamy considering how puckeringly tart this beer is. Nice long finish with an endless parade if flavors unfolding.
O - Impressive on all fronts. A truly special beer.
Serving type: on-tap
04-13-2014 00:13:50 | More by Mongrel
Oude Tart from The Bruery
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