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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
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world-class

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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4.22/5  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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4.05/5  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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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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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!

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