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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,830 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,830
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 501
Gots: 668 | 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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smithj4

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-13-2012 20:54:24 | More by smithj4
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-02-2012 01:28:05 | More by Chugs13
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ktrillionaire

Florida

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

Big thanks to Alex and Bryna for the bottle. Consumed with beersack.

A - It pours an auburn-mahogany hue, and is capped with a splotchy tan head. Looks rustic, which is par for the Oud Bruin course.

S - The nose is strongly acetic, with notes of rotten apple and peach suggested. There is a good amount of wet wood and sweet brown sugar - cinnamon in the nose once the relative pungency of the acidity wears off. The nose, again, like the look, is rustic.

T - The flavor is acetic and tannic, fairly strongly, and is accentuated by slight unripe berry accents, or perhaps something astringent like pomegranate or cranberry. The apple and peach notes of the nose are there on the finish, along with a surprising amount of vanilla.

M - The feel is dry and somewhat sharp; the feel is enhancing.

O - This is a pretty good beer; it strikes me as somewhat akin to a very acidic Rodenbach Grand Cru.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 02:05:50 | More by ktrillionaire
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rye726

Colorado

4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a rusty redwood with a silky tan head. Nose has sour cherries, ripe plums, barnyard funk, oak and dry red wine. Taste has tart cherries up front through the finish followed by sweet pitted fruits, wood and musty farmyard funk. Crisp clean body has a tart and acidic finish. Another style well doen by the Bruery.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2010 23:21:09 | More by rye726
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JamLand

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-17-2014 12:35:00 | More by JamLand
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

02-10-2013 22:13:31 | More by nrbw23
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Duvel tulip

A- pours a very dark reddish/brown with a three finger tan head that quickly wisps away to a thin lever. Darker than I thought actually, but not a big deal

S- tons of cherries come through in the nose...almost sickly sweet, and they smell delicious

T- tartness is very light, but still there. Lots of black cherry comes through, with a low level of acidity as well

M- body is actually very, very thin...real disappointing IMO

O- when you buy a bottle of beer for $22, you expect it to be out of this world, especially when it's one you've heard about for so long. This was a disappointment, but still good. Just not worth that price tag

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 00:01:38 | More by bigfnjoe
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-26-2014 02:20:54 | More by Sparky44
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured at the tasting room. Brownish red pour, mostly clear, with a small white head that recedes quickly. Big time sour vinegar aroma, stronger than any other sour I have had. Maybe some light sweet apples and cherries as well. Flavor follows with a massive hit of sour, some light funky vinegar, and a bit of sour fruits. There is a big dry oak influence here that differentiates this from others I have had in the style. Light sweet malts remain on the palate. This was heavier than the Berazzled, and definitely hit the taste buds hard. Enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2013 07:30:48 | More by BMMillsy
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Brew33

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received as an extra from Tenchi221, thanks for the "Want" extra Alex!

Pours a deep brown, darker than I expected. The first glass expressed perfect clarity. Thin, tan head with defined bubbles. The aroma is just fantastic. Lactic twang, malt forward, dark breads, excellent.

The flavor is all about balance. It's not as tart or sour as the nose suggested. Full, bready malts followed by a mellow lactic tartness. It's not quite as dry as I usually like sours nor is the carbonation as lively as I usually like but it works well. Really well. This would be a great beer to get someone started on sours because this beer never forgets it's malt bill and never screams at you.

All in all an excellent beer. One I'm very glad I was able to try and will seek out more of. Good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 14:14:07 | More by Brew33
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rlee1390

Indiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 19:12:06 | More by rlee1390
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-02-2014 02:09:48 | More by jrenihan
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-12-2014 23:54:16 | More by schopenhauerale
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Dicers

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-03-2013 16:38:39 | More by Dicers
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks ward for this lovely provision
The beer pours like syrupy black cherries with thin tan head that fades before your eyes and has absolutely no retention. The nose is tart and sweet, reminiscent of cherries, with additional notes of oak and a slight acetone. The taste is reserved with subtle hints of wood, cherries, and an almost negligible vinegar. The mouthfeel is sweet and then tart, finishing exceedingly dry. It's very drinkable and refreshing with my duck, venison, and veggie medley...yeah that's how I roll the day after thanksgiving. Definitely worth trying, but considering the price and availability (none), it's probably not a repeat..

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 01:24:46 | More by ThePorterSorter
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notchucknorris

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-24-2013 03:31:57 | More by notchucknorris
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jegross2

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-08-2013 04:39:15 | More by jegross2
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-09-2013 16:49:13 | More by SadMachine
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-21-2012 23:28:55 | More by hoppymcgee
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CoryR

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-09-2014 23:34:53 | More by CoryR
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-20-2013 19:28:19 | More by oglmcdgl
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-12-2012 19:48:30 | More by beergorrilla
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-03-2013 21:13:17 | More by whatname
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-14-2014 23:46:54 | More by hollywood_15063
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aerozeppl

New York

4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a nice deep rediish orange color. Quite vibrant for the style. A finger and a half of white head with a touch of lacing. Quite a bit of visible carbonation.

S: The nose was quite nice. A mix of oak cherries and a mild sourness. I did get a little bit of leather is the nose which is always interesting and appreciated. The lactic acid was present throughout but was never overwhelming which I think turns people off from this style.

T: The cherry taste really makes this beer for me. The oak and lactic sourness were there but were never overwhelming. Only got a touch of that big vinegar taste associated with the style. It is there but nice and mellow. A little bit funky and I got a bit of white pepper and some other spiciness as well. Really complex.

M: Medium body a little bit syrupy. They nailed the carbonation on this one. Well carbonation without being abrasive as some wilds can get.

D: A really boring and great beer. It had so much going on but it was drinking like a champ. I would recommend this beer to anyone looking to get into the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2010 01:44:50 | More by aerozeppl
Oude Tart from The Bruery
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