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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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2,170 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,170
Reviews: 365
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 530
Gots: 739 | FT: 63
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Overlord on 12-20-2009

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.
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of vonnegut21
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%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Overlord
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.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bruery Reserve Society Initiation.

Pours a slightly translucent reddish-brown color with a large, lasting beige head.

Aroma is fruity and tart, lots of cherries as well as some oak.

Flavor is cherries, oak, red wine, and vinegar. Pretty tasty.

Medium-bodied with only mild acidity and good carbonation level.

High drinkability. Overall a great Flemish red. Not quite Top 100 level as the current rAvg puts it, but very good.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a deep red mahogany with half a finger or darker tan head, renltention is decent, lacong is ok

S - tons of sour slight vinegar notes, black cherries and sweet sugary dates.

T - vinegar, black cherries, minimal oak semi astringent

M - lighter bodied, decent carb. Quite drinkable and refreshing

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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..

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.08/5  rDev -28%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Oude Tart pour a flat muddy brown with a tiny head. Only a few spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is tart with Belgian spice and barrel notes. Cherries, oak, vanilla, and a little coriander.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is soft and smooth with moderate carbonation. The flavor begins tart and acidic with cherry and peach tastes. Oak and vanilla is present along with a little cinnamon. It finishes tart with lingering fruity notes.

This is a full flavored very tasty beer. Lots of tartness with a nice oaky/vanilla barrel notes.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Oude Tart from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 2,170 ratings.