Oude Tart - The Bruery
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3.33/5 rDev -22.2%
Poured from 2011 vintage bottle into Bruery tulip glass.
Appearance: Mahogony in color, cloudy, nearly no head, minimal lacing, very flat.
Smell: Tart, slightly funky, oak, vinous, red/dark berries, cherries.
Taste: Cherries very prevalent, oak, honey, mead like in the middle, tart finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, tart, very flat, next to no carbonation.
Overall: Good flavor. Good balance sweet, tart, & oak flavors. Lack of carbonation kills it though. Overall, I was pretty disappointed.
09-20-2011 01:38:38 | More by phichifiji00
3.38/5 rDev -21%
Clear chestnut brown with a bubbly head forced by pour. The head disappears as soon as it forms.
Aroma is soft oak, sewage funk, tart fruit (cherries?). Tastes pleasantly tart, notes of balsamic vinegar, hints of funk, with a slightly bitter woody finish. Slightly alcoholic at times.
Feels unsubstantial... either the carbonation needs to go up, or malts should be present to carry the beer. Rather watery. Not bad but nothing that good either.
Drinks easier than Duchesse though, but I would take Rodenbach Grand Cru over it.
04-07-2012 23:45:15 | More by tewaris
3.41/5 rDev -20.3%
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights. Pretty cloudy. About 1" of head forms which has nice retention and okay lacing.
Smell: Mostly smells of lemon tartness, along with some slightly sweet as well as sour cherries in the background.
Taste: Surprisingly sweet up front, followed by lemony tartness and maybe a bit of sour cherries. Finish is a mixture of sweetness and tartness.
Mouthfeel/Overall: Mouthfeel is light without a ton of carbonation. Decent. Overall, not a bad sour. A little sweeter than I was expecting and kind of one dimensional. Worth a try, though.
04-26-2013 00:01:33 | More by zhanson88
3.45/5 rDev -19.4%
2011 bottle poured into multiple tulips. Thanks to Scott for sending a couple my way!
A: Opened with almost no sound and poured the same. Absolutely no head, even with a vigorous pour. Murky body, brown and ruby colored, no lace and no retention (obviously). Bleak, sad looking beer to be honest.
S: Oak, vanilla, cherry, dark grapes, tart fruits. A certain acidic quality comes through in the end which I expected to be here. It's actually a very good smelling beer despite how things started out.
T: Cherry and dark fruit tartness is immediate, followed by the barrel aging flavors of vanilla and oak. It's slightly acidic towards the end of the palate. Some faint citrus notes are in the finish, leaving a bit of a dryness on the mouth into the linger.
M: Seriously under carbonated, this is the absolute pitfall of this beer. If I move the beer in my mouth enough, I do get some bubbles. A touch dry in the linger, expected.
Look, I understand this is bottle conditioned and that with time it will carbonate more and get more tart. However, it's a complete shock to me that The Bruery would ship these bottles out to consumers like this to enjoy fresh. There is no way this is how the beer is supposed to be. I'll be sitting on my other bottles, and hopefully they'll take a complete 180 in a year or so.
10-15-2011 13:31:08 | More by ShanePB
3.45/5 rDev -19.4%
Pours a bright mahogany with red edges, nice tan head, nice even lacing left behind. Smell is toffee, lemon, slight chocolate, yogurt, Brett fruit. Taste is blue cheese, lemon zest, oak vanilla, cheese popcorn, stale diluted coffee. Mouthfeel is medium light, carries the flavors well, I'm glad this is dry otherwise I would swear this was Rodenbach. Carbonation is low-medium. A lil too cheesy for me, but a decent offering from Cali.
12-21-2011 03:45:20 | More by youradhere
3.48/5 rDev -18.7%
A: pours a dark orange-brown with half a finger of off white head that completely vanishes with no lacing.
S: sour and tart cherries dominate the aroma with other aour fruits and a little funk.
T: tart and sour cherries dominate here as well with some slight acetic and funky flavors.
M: medium-light body with lowish carbonation, this beer is nice and refreshing.
O: a solid sour overall, though lacking in complexity.
10-27-2012 00:18:23 | More by n2185
3.48/5 rDev -18.7%
1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into an EKU 28 stem-snifter in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are quite high. 7.5% ABV confirmed.
Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a half finger head of khaki colour, decent cream and thickness, and terrible (<10 second) retention. Colour is a dark caramel. We'll call it mahogany if we're down with pretension. Yeast particles are plainly visible in spite of the beer's lack of transparency. Non-opaque. Appealing, but not typical of the style. Understated but inviting.
Sm: Sour tart fruit; certainly cherries and other bright fruits. Surprisingly clean. Very pleasant and enjoyable. I can't wait to try it. Hints of underlying caramalt. Lacks the depth of many sours, but it is quite appealing. A bit of subtle barnyard funk, but not enough to disturb the dominant sour tartness. An average strength aroma.
T: Lacto-bomb. Tart but not in the fruity sense. Some nice sweet bright fruits, but they don't contribute tartness in and of themselves. Lactose is dominant, to its detriment. Where's the wild yeast/spontaneity? Underlying oak hardly contributes anything. I'm kind of let down, to be honest. Doesn't bring the sourness like I hoped. Balanced but tame. Feels clinically brewed; lacks the wild nature of good Belgian sours. Disappointing, but decently built. No alcohol comes through, but there's plenty of lacto yeast. Not particularly pucker-worthy.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Good carbonation and thickness. Pretty good palate presence.
Dr: Hides its ABV quite well. I like it, but it's $22.00 price tag is rather steep for its relatively disappointing quality. I'd try it aged, but as it is it just isn't the right build for a good beer in the style. None of the sourness or tartness is fruit induced; it's all yeast. A good offering, but highly priced and not satisfactory given my expectations. I'd buy Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge over this.
As it warms, its simplicity emerges.
12-31-2012 04:11:29 | More by kojevergas
3.5/5 rDev -18.2%
Bottle: Poured a reddish/brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma of tart notes with some light cherries and some wood with light vinous feels. Taste is a good mix between some tart cherries notes with clear oak notes and some wood with limited acidity level. Funky notes are clearly distinguishable. Body is about average with medium carbonation. Not bad but still quite a way behind other Flanders Red such as Rodenbach.
11-23-2012 20:00:26 | More by Phyl21ca
3.5/5 rDev -18.2%
Thanks to alfranztel for opening this puppy up.
I was really hoping to like this beer but overall it was a little too tart for me. It had all the great characteristics of an oud Bruin but it was just too tart for me. Hence the name Oude Tart.
I could taste all the vinegar, sweetness, and fruit characters but the aftertaste was a bit too tart.
Glad I got to try it but I wouldnt get it again.
04-04-2010 04:59:58 | More by Murchmac
Oude Tart from The Bruery
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