1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Oude Tart - The Bruery

Not Rated.
Oude TartOude Tart

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,820 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,820
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 498
Gots: 663 | FT: 57
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,820 | Reviews: 340 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Gargamel92886
Gargamel92886

California

5/5  rDev +16.8%

05-25-2013 19:23:27 | More by Gargamel92886
Photo of Coldsnack
Coldsnack

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11%

05-24-2013 23:18:12 | More by Coldsnack
Photo of billab914
billab914

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-23-2013 22:44:21 | More by billab914
Photo of smitty5245
smitty5245

California

4.75/5  rDev +11%

05-22-2013 22:36:17 | More by smitty5245
Photo of sblank
sblank

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-22-2013 16:01:48 | More by sblank
Photo of bkonk10
bkonk10

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-22-2013 01:55:40 | More by bkonk10
Photo of CanisMajor
CanisMajor

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-21-2013 23:15:49 | More by CanisMajor
Photo of dcloeren
dcloeren

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-20-2013 02:26:49 | More by dcloeren
Photo of dbrauneis
dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear deep mahogany in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some reddish brown highlights. The beer has a half finger tall light tan head that quickly reduces to a medium patch of extremely thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of vinous/vinegar, tart cherry, and green apple. Very light notes of oak.

T: There is a great tartness to this beer - exactly what I expected for the style. Upfront there are some moderate flavors of tart cherries, green apples, and some slightly stronger flavors of vinegar. Light notes of oak come through but overall there is a pleasant sourness.

M: Medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Heavy amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: I found this beer to be fairly approachable for the Flanders Red Ale style and a great example of it - though if you have no interest in sour beers this is one to avoid. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and it had just the right amount of tartness/sourness and acidity.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 18:33:12 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of metter98
metter98

New York

4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy dark reddish brown in color. It poured with a thin beige head that died down, leaving swirls of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sourness and dark fruits are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has notes of wood and hints of vinegar.
M: It feels light-bodied and very tart on the palate with a low aamount of carbonation. The tartness lingers through the finish.
O: This beer is pleasantly sour and tart but in no way over the top overpowering so it's rather drinkable compared to other beer in the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 18:28:08 | More by metter98
Photo of ShawnMH
ShawnMH

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-19-2013 15:42:45 | More by ShawnMH
Photo of Benny3000
Benny3000

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-19-2013 13:50:07 | More by Benny3000
Photo of szmnnl99
szmnnl99

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-19-2013 03:45:04 | More by szmnnl99
Photo of ajzy
ajzy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-18-2013 03:27:07 | More by ajzy
Photo of hannydawg
hannydawg

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-18-2013 00:31:03 | More by hannydawg
Photo of abeerdude
abeerdude

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-17-2013 22:41:43 | More by abeerdude
Photo of carlosega
carlosega

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-17-2013 19:21:02 | More by carlosega
Photo of nickfl
nickfl

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours with one finger of light brown foam on top of a black body with clear amber highlights.

S - An aroma of cherries, vanilla, toasted oak, and subtle roast.

T - Tart cherry and caramel up front with more dark sugar in the middle. Finishes with funk, stone fruit, and a touch of smoky vanilla.

M - Moderately thick body, average carbonation, and a slightly dry finish.

D - The aroma is excellent and the flavor profile isn't far behind.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 01:44:01 | More by nickfl
Photo of Lovely85
Lovely85

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-17-2013 01:44:00 | More by Lovely85
Photo of kylehay2004
kylehay2004

Florida

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Single finger off white head on a clear red brown and amber body with excellent lacing. Aroma of cola, oak, brown sugar, candied orange, dark fruit including fig raisins and cherry. Flavor is less complex but still very good with mostly sour cherries, some brown sugar and oak notes throughout. Fairly thick and oily body and light carbonation. Simple but good. Seemed a little watery but its hard to critize this one too much.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 01:38:06 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of campfirebrew
campfirebrew

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-17-2013 01:35:40 | More by campfirebrew
Photo of deekyn
deekyn

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-16-2013 04:16:59 | More by deekyn
Photo of illy0sis
illy0sis

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11%

05-14-2013 22:24:42 | More by illy0sis
Photo of moonknight31
moonknight31

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-14-2013 22:15:59 | More by moonknight31
Photo of Quackus
Quackus

New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-14-2013 17:52:56 | More by Quackus
Oude Tart from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 1,820 ratings.