Oude Tart - The Bruery
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Reviews by flannelman808:
4.43/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Murky brown ruby red with a light tan head. Retention is ok and lacing is about the same.
S: Sour grapes and tart cherry. The bouquet has just the slightest touch of acetic acid.
T: Mild acid overall and almost no vinager. This suggests the skin of young green table grapes before they have sweetened. Also subdued tart cherry and Meyer lemon flavors develop. Awesome stuff.
M: Soft, subtle, frothy.
O: Very good but more mild overall than I might have expected. Sour flavor is most definitely there but it is a very elegant one.
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2011 23:54:10 | More by flannelman808
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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
95 out of 100 based on 1,821 ratings.