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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
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1,827 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,827
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 500
Gots: 666 | FT: 57
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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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-22-2012 00:40:37 | More by kaelingirl
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Soneast

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-22-2012 00:18:18 | More by Soneast
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-21-2012 13:29:34 | More by rondufresne
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sabitu

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-21-2012 00:53:27 | More by sabitu
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rmccomas

Georgia

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

In tulip from 750 ml bottle

A: pours almost solid black with a slight ruby tint when held to light, almost no head as expected.

S: sour barrage immediately, mostly black cherry from what i can tell with a touch of earthy odor, wood maybe

T: follows the nose, black cherries dominate with an earthy wood finish, very nice! dry citrusy notes on the end as well, lemon?

M: velvety mouthfeel typical of the style, thick enough to hang on your tongue well after you've swallowed it.

O: definitely one of the best Bruery beers I've tried, recommend it to all sour fans.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 00:18:17 | More by rmccomas
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

10-19-2012 19:29:41 | More by mendvicdog
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smakawhat

Maryland

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

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass at Smoke & Barrel as part of DC Bottle share.

A filmy tan collar head is produced, cloudy and hazy body, with classic reddish brown color. Got a bit of the bottom of the bottle so more sediment I think provided some cloudy character. Looks like a classic Flanders.

Bouquet is also classic smelling too. Light sour yeasty punch, and sharp berries. Mild fruit nose mixing with a mild soft malt and tartness.

Palate hits with a real balanced action. Mild cherries, also some surprising mix of lemon too. A quick sharp tartness on first sips, and a milky texture. Real nicely carbonated without taking anything away from the palate, not gaseous. Tolerable mix of sweet with a lingering really nice coating finish with malt and red berry senses.

Overall real solid and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 01:29:55 | More by smakawhat
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +11%

10-16-2012 21:51:01 | More by jjheinrichs
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-16-2012 17:47:38 | More by jacewg
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kapkenobi

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-15-2012 21:16:47 | More by kapkenobi
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Myst

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +11%

10-15-2012 17:06:37 | More by Myst
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gamanley

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +11%

10-15-2012 01:09:55 | More by gamanley
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Rmatuszak2

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

10-14-2012 21:43:03 | More by Rmatuszak2
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sliks96

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-14-2012 20:57:25 | More by sliks96
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muletrane

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11%

10-14-2012 20:32:35 | More by muletrane
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-14-2012 17:19:14 | More by Daniellobo
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mfield14

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-13-2012 22:01:17 | More by mfield14
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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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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-13-2012 14:36:41 | More by thebigredone
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illini4x4


5/5  rDev +16.8%

10-13-2012 03:23:52 | More by illini4x4
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.8%

10-13-2012 03:23:23 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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csustar001

New York

5/5  rDev +16.8%

10-12-2012 07:58:29 | More by csustar001
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

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

A - pours a deep red/brown burgundy color. sort of reminiscent of dried blood (i know super odd description). minimal tan foam slowly dissipates to nothing. no lacing or any bit of foam left making it look more like a wine than a beer.

S - the nose is rich and complex. earthy yet fruity. the first scent is strong notes of malt vinegar and hints of sour cherries. woody oak notes add a fullness to the nose. there is also a cooked mushroom aroma giving it even more similarity to a red burgundy wine. there are also notes of red delicious apple skin, a quick whiff of cinnamon spice and a bit of brett funk.

T - very tart but fruity flavors. sweet lightly toasty malt lends a bit of balance to the acidic onslaught. malolactic notes (apple acidity) blend with snappy red apple skin and hints of malt vinegar. the center is ripe and fruity like what raspberry juice might taste like. finish is dry but the acidity lingers on.

M - full bodied with a creamy (dare i say buttery; only slightly) texture. surprisingly high carbonation considering the lack of foam on top with a tight champagne like effervescence.

O - I have been wanting to try this one for a long time. and it does not disappoint. I enjoy this style because it bridges the gap between wine and beer. I only wish I could have whipped up some wild board on parpedelle pasta to really enhance both the beer and the food. wine is made for food, and wine often shows better when paired against it. This beer is just begging for food and could pair with more dishes than almost any other style of beer or wine.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 04:45:39 | More by Teleweizen2
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JosephThompson

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-09-2012 21:35:00 | More by JosephThompson
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NEhophead

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Armsby Abbey on 10/08/2012.
Served in a tulip.

Dark oak in color beneath a creamy, somewhat carbonated white head that leaves some thin and ringed lacing down the tulip. Aromatics range from sour, vinous fruit to a slight peat moss quality. Very fresh tasting: a bright and clean tartness; apple, orange, and plum. The slight toasted malt sweetness provides a nice balance to the sour qualities, even adding a tough of richness at times. Medium bodied; mellow on the palate for the style, very smooth and drinkable. A really great offering that leaves me wanting more.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2012 19:19:09 | More by NEhophead
Oude Tart from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 1,827 ratings.