Oude Tart - The Bruery
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Reviews by PeprSprYoFace:
4.22/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2011 Vintage. Poured into a wine glass. Pours a ruby red. kinda hazy with a bit of an off white head. OK lacing.
Aroma is kinda of tart cherries even though there aren't any in this beer. a bit of funk and some lactic acid. Could use a little more help in the aroma area. Not very strong.
Taste is tasty. One of the better sours out there but not amazing. Tart and funky. With some age it gets a little more tart. Tasty sour.
Mouth feel is nice and dry like I like it. Fine bubbles and a decent amount.
Overall a tasty brew but not one to be compared to a cantillon or the like. Very worth trying and aging though.
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2011 05:28:52 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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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
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