Oude Tart - The Bruery
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Reviews by Stoutfan23DJ:
4.48/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2012 Vintage poured down the center into a Duvel snifter at 55 degrees.
Appearance: Deep ruby red/brown body and a half finger head that dissipates into a small lacing around the glass. The body is much darker than the other Flemish Ales that I have had.
Aroma: Tart fruits and a sweet/sour cherry, apple, bready malts, earthy spiciness, toasted oak, and a slight barnyard funk characteristic.
Taste: Right up front, you get a nice dose of sourness. The sourness is prominent and simply very enjoyable, pleasant and does not overwhelm any of the other flavors throughout each sip. Sour grape, apple, sour cherry, fig, and pear. The taste of old toasted oak, vanilla, breaded malts, old leather, slight vinegar and herbal spiciness are the qualities that left the biggest impression on me are the most prominent during the middle and end of each sip. This Flemish Ale is definitely very complex, balanced and the characteristics come and go in waves. This tasted its best when it was drunk at 65 degrees. Damn, I’m really impressed with this!
Mouth feel: The carbonation is spot on and exactly the way I like it. It also had a light to medium body to it.
Overall: Definitely one of the top Flemish-style red ales that I’ve had so far! Oude Tart is a very exceptional representation of its style and my favorite characteristics of this beer is the toasted oak, the tart dark fruits and the vanilla from the oak barrels. Another outstanding brew that I’ve had from The Bruery!
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2012 20:10:41 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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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