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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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95
world-class

1,623 Ratings
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Ratings: 1623
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.07%


Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Oude Tart is our take on a Flanders Style red ale. It has won back to back gold medals in that category at the World Beer Cup (2010 & 2012) as well as a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2010. This sour red ale ages in oak barrels for anywhere from 6 to 18 months before being carefully blended to taste. The resulting beer is pleasantly sour with hints of leather, dark fruit and toasty oak.

(Beer added by: Overlord on 12-20-2009)
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ESPNman

California

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
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Oude Tart from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 1,623 ratings.