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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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2,125 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,125
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 525
Gots: 719 | FT: 60
Brewed by:
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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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Chaney
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served in an Olde Hickory shaped glass.

A: Poured a blood/red, with dangerously black disposition. No head whatsoever.

S: Like a fine red wine, but infinitely more potent. Lots of sourness, with some Sour Patch Kids in there.

T: So, so sour out of the side of my mouth, however, I got a good bit of red wine in there with an oaky quality that was unlike no other.

M: Not a very sweet or vinegary sour, but the oak tamed the flavor down to size and then some. Not much carbonation, but that's not what this brew is about anyway.

O: This sour is about as good as it gets. Breweries who are wanting to learn the technique of making this type of beer, please study this one.

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4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cheers, mrbubbler!

Appearance. Pours a hazy amber-brown with 1.5 fingers of thick, light khaki head that doesn't hang out for too long.

Smell. Sour, tart cherries, sweet melon and berries, some old dank wood and just a faint hint of fruity belgian yeast.

Taste. Old wood and sour, light cherry, a little leather and funk. Light on the sweet and some nice tartness. A little bit of red wine in the finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Very nice brew. Nice complexity, as far as the style goes anyways. Enjoyed more as it warmed ...and the more I drank. Funny how that often happens.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decided to break this out on Super Bowl Sunday in honor of my 300th review! Poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours dark mahogany with a generous, 2-inch head of tiny bubbles that eventually recedes to a thin ring and a slight haze.
S - Dark stone fruits dominate, mostly cherries, raspberries, currants and even cranberries. Red wine vinegar, lots of oak, tobacco and "funk" are present as well. Wonderful smelling beer.
T - Once again tart red berries dominate the palate, along with a dash of vinegar and a generous helping of oak, brown sugar, and vanilla. I'm pleasantly surprised that this isn't as sour as I'd expected, it's incredibly well balanced ad nuanced. Exceptional.
M - Slightly syrupy, with a medium-thin body and sharp, effervescent carbonation. Finishes with a pleasant drying of the mouth, like a tannin-laden red wine.
D - I could drink this all day long, a very difficult feat for a "sour".

One of the best beers I've ever had, I'd kill to have regular access to this. Glad I celebrated 300 with this!

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a hazy dark copper color.

The aroma is extremely tart and sour, with a good amount of oak and dark fruit, raisin, cherries sweetness. There's also that vinegar sourness.

The flavor follows with a bit of fruity sweetness in the front, and then it just attacks you with a vinegary tartness that really puckers your mouth. along with fruity cherry and grape sourness. One of the more sour beers I have had. There's a bit of oak that dries the beer.

This is really an exceptional sour. I really love how complex and sour it is.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

@ Tyler's Bottle Shop

Served a deep, auburn colored body with only a slim, bubbly covering on top. Tart, acidic fruity aroma...cherry, vinegar, brown sugar, dry floral notes, and a warm spiciness. Juicy, tart flavor: sour apple, berry, light wood, some wine, and not too much sweetness from the malt. Dry and lightly effervescent making for a super refreshing beverage. Very, very satisfying and delicious.

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4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Deep brown with a one finger head

S-Oak, funk, dark fruits, caramel, candied sugar. Good balance.

T-Nice and sour. Oak, funk, dark fruits and candied sugar like the nose. Balances well together.

M-Medium bodied, not much carbonation.

O-A great sour, the balance was spot on, a great beer that was worth the price tag.

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4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep red-brown with a finger and a half of white head.

S: Tart, lactic nose up front. Cherry, vanilla and a touch of oak linger This smells excellent.

T: Moderately tart, with cherry and vinuous notes. Oak, vanilla and barrel tannins linger. Nice flavors, but nothing overwhelming.

M: Medium bodied. Almost a bit undercarbonated for how I prefer the style.

O: A nice beer. Tasty, and since I have two more bottles, I'll drink again. Not my favorite of the style. Not even close to Cuvee de Jacobins Rouge as far as flavor. On par with Rodenbach Grand Cru, but at double the cost, it's a tough sell.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Brian and Tyler for giving me a chance to sample this. Apparently it's a brewery only bottle release slated for about a month away. Can't wait.

This is a beer style that's somewhat hit or miss for me. I've loved a few, and hated quite a few. The sweet/sour vibe is real tough to nail.

And nail it the Bruery has. Major props. Pours a brownish reddish ruddy hue, with an inch or two of an off-white head. Seems nice and bubbly.

Smell is slightly woodsy, with some interesting muted tart fruit notes, and a definite vinegar sourness. Smells pretty darned good.

Tastes pretty darned good, too. This beer furnishes the sweet and sour mixture of a Flanders Red/Oud Bruin better than any beer I've had before. Often times the sweet fruit component is sickly or medicinal, or the tart component is too thin or one-note. This has robust, tart cherry/vinous aspects to it along with a wood-sy ... oak??? .... background that blends really well with that tinge of sweetness. I liken it to a cross between a Rodenbach and La Folie wood aged, though it really is pretty unique in its own right.

I predict big things for it. Eminently drinkable, nice lively mouthfeel.

Oude Tart from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 2,125 ratings.