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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,880
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 507
Gots: 684 | FT: 65
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Oude Tart is our take on a Flanders Style red ale. It has won back to back gold medals in that category at the World Beer Cup (2010 & 2012) as well as a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2010. This sour red ale ages in oak barrels for anywhere from 6 to 18 months before being carefully blended to taste. The resulting beer is pleasantly sour with hints of leather, dark fruit and toasty oak.

(Beer added by: Overlord on 12-20-2009)
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1/5  rDev -76.6%

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1/5  rDev -76.6%

09-14-2012 00:26:13 | More by pinto1993
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1.15/5  rDev -73.1%

Upon pouring the beer, it looks like you might expect from the description. It has a dark amber color, without much carbonation, which leads you to an initial thought of, "this might be an OK beer."

Then you smell it. It smells a little old and stale, like a leftover solo cup from the night before. It has hints of sulfur (closest smell I could think of would be a sewage plant), and astringency (like a really tart green apple). Now I'm thinking, this had better at least taste OK.

The taste is not good. It has a very sharp bite up front and finishes very flat. It reminds me of cranberries and crab apples. There were four of us tasting it, and none of us could even finish 3 or 4 oz. WE POURED IT OUT!

If this had been a $5 bottle I wouldn't have minded so much, but this is a $20 bottle of beer! Do not waste your money! It is definitely not worth it.

12-30-2012 23:12:36 | More by BPRichar
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1.25/5  rDev -70.8%

07-01-2014 15:19:35 | More by Jrdonohue10
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1.5/5  rDev -65%

Appearance: Amber color, looks like hundreds of other beers.

Smell: Vinegar. I'm a chef, I don't smoke, I drink tons of different fantastic beers make and eat lots and lots of great food... and drink lots of sour beers. This beer smells astringent, vinegary, and... wrong.

Taste: 5 of us drank this together out of different glasses, passing them around. None of us made it past five sips, we all poured it down the toilet. more than half the bottle is left. The worst. If you pay $20 dollars for this, you WILL be mad... unless you're delusional.

Overall: Please, PLEASE don't buy this beer. I'm not trolling in any way.

Also, I really like sour beers.

How can I be constructive if a product makes me this sad?

12-12-2012 01:39:16 | More by YogiBeer
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1.5/5  rDev -65%

02-05-2014 01:07:28 | More by Jamison85
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1.75/5  rDev -59.1%

03-28-2014 02:49:20 | More by Lochnessmonster
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1.95/5  rDev -54.4%

I need to preface this by saying that I think this is the beer that convinced me I'm just not a fan of the Flanders style. Apologies if I come off as intentionally scathing or uninformed.

A: Thick and muddy reddish brown. Just barely opaque with some delicate lacing on the glass.

S: Funky as hell. Worcester sauce, anise, charcoal, and cough syrup. A lot of my least favorite things swirling in here...

T: Meaty and disjointed. Overpowering citrus and bitters. Black licorice is pretty strong.

MF: Fizzy and thin. Honestly, I couldn't keep it in my mouth for long.

O: I taste a lot of elements in this beer that clamor for my attention (the bitterness, the acidity, etc), and the result is a bitter mess that's really difficult to enjoy. Fans of the brewing style might taste something that I just don't understand, but Oude Tart and I don't have a common ground.

09-20-2012 05:25:38 | More by The_Kings_Quart
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2/5  rDev -53.3%

06-03-2012 18:11:36 | More by gpleiss
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2.25/5  rDev -47.4%

05-10-2013 13:44:53 | More by kdb150
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2.35/5  rDev -45.1%

This is the 2011 batch thanks to Janderson91, appreciate it. I was hopeful about this beer and was completely disappointed. Dark red-brown color, no head, almost completely flat. Smells like it might be a good sour flanders red, not bad but nothign that makes me say yum either. The taste was so disappointing, I almost want to say bland, Muted flavors, just the hint of what a flanders red tastes like. Wow, I really expected more since I know the Bruery can make a good beer, I hope it was just an off bottle because this was pathetic.

11-12-2011 03:20:22 | More by ArrogantB
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2.5/5  rDev -41.6%

11-04-2012 04:55:32 | More by klipper
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2.5/5  rDev -41.6%

03-03-2012 19:04:29 | More by leodarko
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2.5/5  rDev -41.6%

12-13-2013 01:14:08 | More by ChooChooBacca
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2.98/5  rDev -30.4%

750ml bottle into a wide flute, 2012 vintage

A: Pours a muddy brown with not quite a finger of head that quickly recedes to a ring. Certainly not the prettiest beer I've ever seen.

S: Intense and complex. The beer starts out with sour cherries up front balanced by caramel and bourbon. I get lots of dark fruit - plum and raisin as well as leather.

T: Lactic and acetic acid are followed quickly by plum, leather, and tobacco. Sour cherries are there, but not nearly as strong as in the aroma. The acetic nature of this beer is a bit strong for me. I get some spicy oak in the finish as well.

M: A bit thin and undercarbonated.

O: This beer smells amazing - so complex. The flavor does not quite live up to the aroma, though. I remember this tasting better in past years, too.

12-01-2012 22:19:23 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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Oude Tart from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 1,880 ratings.