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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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1,821 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,821
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 499
Gots: 664 | FT: 57
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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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jco3rd

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-21-2012 22:39:13 | More by jco3rd
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chippo33

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

12-21-2012 03:46:29 | More by chippo33
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 bottle.

Appearance: Deep maroon brown with a small off-white head

Nose: Very sour right off the bat. Bitter lemon, cherries, and a hint of oak are present, but the nose-tingling sourness is overwhelming.

Taste: Like biting into a under-ripe lemon that's been doused in vinegar. The sourest of all the beers tasted in a recent wine-barrel aged beer tasting. The oak is very subtle and definitely masked by the tartness and fruity lemon and cherry notes. Some sour candy flavors develop as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Tart, dry, and tannic.

Overall: A really tasty and full-flavored beer, but definitely not a complex one. Maybe if the tartness was dialed down a bit more interesting characteristics would come through.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 20:13:56 | More by fdig23
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Derekg

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-19-2012 17:26:52 | More by Derekg
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StuffedCabbage


5/5  rDev +16.8%

12-19-2012 03:00:18 | More by StuffedCabbage
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-17-2012 20:52:19 | More by JustinMatthew
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Ogre

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-17-2012 01:33:25 | More by Ogre
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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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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-16-2012 05:42:47 | More by teddyarrowhead
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-15-2012 21:18:33 | More by Rhettroactive
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NickT1218

California

4.75/5  rDev +11%

12-14-2012 04:07:03 | More by NickT1218
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A brickish-orange exit from the bottle yeilds deep brown results in the vessel with hints of ruby highlights around the edges upon backlighting. The khaki colored head is bubbly and soapy, slight and shows little restraint before succumbing to a polished, reflective surface.

S: On the nose were hints of oaky barnyard flair, leathery caramel, with the faintest support of whiskey and dark fruit of plums.

T: The flavor was sour lemon and dark fruit with oaky compliments. Smooth start, the sourness does increase on the swallow like a mule kick but still remains very even toned and polished, Lemon juice like puckering finish, some oaky whiskey hints and sour berries.

M: light and syrupy, light to medium body with a small presence of micro-bubbly carbonation that dances on the tongue. acidic.

O: Overall mouth puckering, eye squinting sourness. Hard to rate a flanders ale due to its lack of range. Ive only managed to have a few thus far but this is very clean and polished in execution. I may not be the biggest fan, but am respectful of its intentions and this is very good at that.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 00:16:11 | More by beerthulhu
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YogiBeer

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -65%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Appearance: Amber color, looks like hundreds of other beers.

Smell: Vinegar. I'm a chef, I don't smoke, I drink tons of different fantastic beers make and eat lots and lots of great food... and drink lots of sour beers. This beer smells astringent, vinegary, and... wrong.

Taste: 5 of us drank this together out of different glasses, passing them around. None of us made it past five sips, we all poured it down the toilet. more than half the bottle is left. The worst. If you pay $20 dollars for this, you WILL be mad... unless you're delusional.

Overall: Please, PLEASE don't buy this beer. I'm not trolling in any way.

Also, I really like sour beers.

How can I be constructive if a product makes me this sad?

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 01:39:16 | More by YogiBeer
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spoony

Colorado

4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 750 ml (bottled 6/2012) into a tulip.

A-Dark, cola brown in color with a short-lived, light tan head. The foam was maybe a half-finger at first, but quickly dissipated.

S-You know from the smell that this thing is gonna be sour. I picked up some cherry, some vinegar, and a sweet malty component that balanced out the pucker. Also a little bit of oaky funk.

T-This brew was quite sour in taste as you would expect from the smell. Flavor-wise, I got sour cherry, some sour apple, and vinegar. All the flavors were quite concentrated and supported by a sweet malty baseline. What surprised me was how clean the flavors were....nicely integrated with one another.

M-Medium body (maybe a touch light for the style) with a nice hit of prickly carbonation that counter-acted the sour flavors. Drying finish.

O-This may beat out La Folie as my favorite New World oud bruin/Flanders red. The flavors were intense (this thing was SOUR) but so cleanly meshed with one another. This is not a funky, earthy, barnyard lambic, but a nice drinking sour brew with great balance between sweet and sour, and a drinkable feel that would work well with dinner or (as I had it) with a soft cheese and crackers.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 06:00:10 | More by spoony
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11%

12-10-2012 05:11:47 | More by mportnoy
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-08-2012 22:16:22 | More by jwat
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CCC

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-07-2012 01:50:32 | More by CCC
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mactrail

Washington

3.03/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A cloudy amber brown with some pink highlights. Nice enough foam and plenty of lacing in the wine glass. Modest foam but sudsy on the tongue. Really tart.

Vinegar aroma with a touch of fruit in the nose. The first sip has an appealing hint of sour cherries. Scratchy bitterness fills the rest of the taste. Authentic apparently to the style. Pleasant tangy and spritzy mouthfeel. You could say this is actually close to drinkable.

On tap at Bottleworks in San Diego.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2012 06:58:17 | More by mactrail
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strongaf

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-05-2012 07:39:04 | More by strongaf
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-05-2012 03:46:31 | More by brotherloco
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jdmandel

California

4.75/5  rDev +11%

12-04-2012 06:47:04 | More by jdmandel
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-04-2012 00:55:51 | More by jkane101
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GJ40

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Apex Beer Dispensary. Sampled from a 750ml bottle in a chalice.

Brown with enough light that it appears to be clear. Very little head. A nice rise of bubbles that dies out early. Aroma is sour with lemon and cherries. A strong oak and vinous character in general. Taste is very tart and sour with a nice lingering effect. It's dryer than sweet with a firm oaky, woody impression. I started at 50 degrees but it still got better as it warmed. Carbonation is pretty low after the initial sips.

This is a tasty sour but at $20+, I'd rather go with something from Rodenbach.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 10:36:09 | More by GJ40
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-03-2012 02:18:36 | More by Hanzo
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LambicKing

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-03-2012 01:57:24 | More by LambicKing
Oude Tart from The Bruery
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