Oude Tart - The Bruery
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,826 | Reviews: 340 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ESPNman:
4.28/5 rDev 0%
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:
4.3/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Drank from a 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
Served in a tulip
Deep crimson-mahogany appearance. The liquid was topped by a one-finger tall, tight, frothy, tan colored crown that faded to a lasting, foamy ring. No lacing whatsoever.
Lots of interesting things happening in the nose. Tart and funky. Strong notes of aged balsamic vinegar were present. Super fruity with loads of sweet cherry. Maraschino cherries definitely came to mind. There was a notable brown sugar-like sweetness. Good amount of oakiness from the barrel aging. Fragrant vanilla notes came through strong as well. Really complex and dynamic.
Compared to the nose, the flavor profile was a bit thin. Tart, moderately funky and quite acidic. Slightly metallic. Under ripe raspberries were apparent. Perhaps some cherry and strawberry as well. Vinegar notes came through strong. The vinegar tasted like a cross between balsamic and red wine vinegar. Touch of lactic acid. The finish was oaky, dry and quite tannic. As the beer sat, the flavor profile file intensified and also became more rounded.
The beer was medium bodied. Initially, the liquid seemed a bit thin and fizzy, but the carbonation later settled down. Slick and smooth on the palate. Solid.
Although I definitely preferred the aroma of this beer to the flavor profile, it is an all-around impressive offering and definitely the best domestically produced example of the style.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 01:58:57 | More by Damian
Oude Tart from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 1,826 ratings.