Oude Tart - The Bruery
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Reviews by nhindian:
3.53/5 rDev -17.5%
750ml bottle provided by russwbeck and poured into a Bruery tulip.
A - The appearance is much darker than I was expecting; it's nearly a complete brown void with only faint traces of dark red. About 1.5-fingers of light tan head with good retention and a thick, foamy cap when it fades. The lacing isn't bad, but it's not exactly the most sticky of foam.
S- Not exceptionally tart, but with a good amount of cherries to help mix things up. I'm getting a lot of the darker fruit aspect of it, like pitted fruits, especially the skin and stones. I'm also smelling a bit of that vinegar that is common for the style. Finally, the oak barrels do come through here as well, but not exceptionally so and it is more of a subtle addition.
T - The first thing I realize about the flavor is that it is not very sour at all; there's only a touch of tartness but it seems as more of an afterthought than the focus, especially for a beer proclaiming 'tart' as part of its name. I'm getting a bit more of the cherry and darker fruits, with the whole fruit coming into play. A little bit of oak and a dram of vinegar, before finishing in a silkiness that adds a pinch of leather.
M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with nice carbonation. It feels little bit heavy, especially with the bolder flavors and smaller amount of tartness.
D - Drinkability is moderate. This is pretty much a sipper, and I can't help but feel a little more tartness or carbonation could've helped. As it warms, the vinegar comes through even more which adds a different facet. Honestly, I was expecting a lot more out of this, and having it in company of Goose Island's Three Sisters, this comes in near the bottom.
11-22-2011 03:31:57 | More by nhindian
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4.4/5 rDev +2.8%
A deep copper beer with good and a few sea monkeys (aka floaters). The head is very long lasting composed of compact, tan bubbles that leave a fine lacing on the glass.
Moderately strong aroma of current, a moderately-light tartness and some leathery, barnyard funk. A low, carmel malt sweetness and moderate dark fruit esters.
A sweet-tart flavor that is far more tart than sweet. There is a a lot of red current flavor along with some dark fruit and caramel malt for flavor. A light oak flavor and touch of leather with only a light sweetness the balance is strongly tart. The finish is medium with fruit flavor after taste.
A medium to medium-full bodied beer with a strong level of carbonation. There is a bit of carbonic bite.
Some of the class Flanders Red flavors of red currents with a sweet-tart balance and low carmel in a supporting malt body. I like that this one is fairly strongly tilted towards the tart and lightly sweet making it an immensely food friendly.
05-03-2014 22:35:33 | More by MadScientist
4.05/5 rDev -5.4%
ahh the Bruery. If anyone tales you lightly in the year 2010, they are just effing high... You have the ability to over perform so consistently in everything you do and this baby right here was no exception.
This most recent release is no different than most of the bruery's recent ventures... freaking dope. The only place I really struggled was in not comparing it to other sours of a similar vein and price tag. If you charge the same amount as a bottle of Consecration, my frugal, 25 year old brain will immediately compare you to it.
The dark cherry was the standout nose, followed closely by oak. The taste was a very similar story and the dry cabernet-esque taste almost vaporized on the back end of the palate (nice). In a blind taste test I dont know if I could tell this beer from LaFolie, which is by no means an insult... I love the hell out of that beer. I just really hoped for a characteristic to grab me by the booboo
01-18-2010 07:04:34 | More by gregmoscetti
4.2/5 rDev -1.9%
A - Pours a murky reddish brown with more than one finger of tan head. Head has very good retention. Surprising for the style.
S - Earthy, funky tartness. Also quite a bit of oak and sour cherry in the nose.
T - Taste also has a significant funkiness to go with the tartness, giving a pretty full-bodied taste. Taste like a 'dirty' Flanders, but in a good way. Very tasty and quite oaky.
M - Medium mouthfeel with a nice earthiness. Finishes dry.
O - Probably the funkiest Flanders red I've had, with only moderate tartness. Still, a very tasty take on the style.
08-12-2012 02:40:02 | More by warnerry
4.33/5 rDev +1.2%
Big thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a hazy red-amber color with a tan head. The aroma is tart cherries with some oak, vanilla and brown sugar. The flavor is tart cherries with some oak. Very drinkable and very dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
07-10-2010 00:53:15 | More by Mora2000
Oude Tart from The Bruery
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