Oude Tart - The Bruery
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Reviews by jampics2:
4.72/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I opened this gem from the cellar with family before we headed out for a wonderful night on the town, celebrating my (then) fiancée and my bachelor/bachelorette party. Poured into a snifter.
The beer looks just beautiful in the glass. A copper color with red and brown streaks swirling around. A thin white head sticks around for a bit then becomes just a thin film. It's easily re-awakened by agitating the snifter. The beer is cloudy and there are some major differences from glass to glass as we work through the bottle. Overall, it's still a nice looking Flanders Old Bruin and very few bottled bruins have impressed me this much.
If you love this style, you know what to expect from your first sniff of a freshly poured glass. But this one is special. Sure the requisite components of the bouquet are all there: sour cherries, vinegar-esque acetic acid, oak tannins, and a touch of barnyard funk. But there are also some woody spices, green apples, and vanilla. The beer is expressive and wonderful.
The taste is sublime. This is now my favorite beer in one of my favorite styles ever, and I must seek out more. Oude Tart is a traditional Flanders Bruin with tons of oak and lots of pleasant intricate tastes. It's sour and reminiscent of tart cherry and lush green apples. There's a touch of spice, namely from the oak - vanilla, brown sugar, and red wine like tannins. And a wonderful acetic tone brings it all home. More wood and depth than just about any Flanders out there.
So it's obvious that when this beer is in my mouth, my taste buds are happy. But how exactly does it feel? Well, the medium body is lush and never compromising and the lively carbonation makes it feel lighter and much more enjoyable. All around, this beer is so close to perfect in just about every way and the taste makes it the best Flanders style beer I've ever had. Just wonderful stuff, can't wait to drink it again!
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2010 13:12:21 | More by jampics2
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4.34/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Reddish amber hued with a minuscule head of white foam partially covering the top of the beer. Sour aroma of tart cherries is very pungent. The mouth is highly carbonated and the intense bitterness pricks the tongue and yet there's a nice dry finish. There's definitely tart cherries and a horse blanket element in the taste.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 03:13:58 | More by Franziskaner
Oude Tart from The Bruery
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