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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,827
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 501
Gots: 666 | FT: 59
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)
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Photo of tewaris


3.38/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks Frank!

Clear chestnut brown with a bubbly head forced by pour. The head disappears as soon as it forms.

Aroma is soft oak, sewage funk, tart fruit (cherries?). Tastes pleasantly tart, notes of balsamic vinegar, hints of funk, with a slightly bitter woody finish. Slightly alcoholic at times.

Feels unsubstantial... either the carbonation needs to go up, or malts should be present to carry the beer. Rather watery. Not bad but nothing that good either.

Drinks easier than Duchesse though, but I would take Rodenbach Grand Cru over it.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 23:45:15 | More by tewaris
Photo of Rconn006


4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-06-2012 02:19:48 | More by Rconn006
Photo of BeRanger


4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-05-2012 22:11:13 | More by BeRanger
Photo of KevdoggNasty

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-28-2012 06:30:44 | More by KevdoggNasty
Photo of Bobbydigi


4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-27-2012 19:24:34 | More by Bobbydigi
Photo of PuFtonLyfe

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-26-2012 23:46:31 | More by PuFtonLyfe
Photo of london1o1

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-25-2012 01:14:43 | More by london1o1
Photo of ithinkimasofa


4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-24-2012 09:05:05 | More by ithinkimasofa
Photo of oline73


4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a murky reddish brown with a half finger of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Fruity vinegar with a strong oak presence. Some mildly sweet malt with a tart cherry note.

Taste: Malty but not very sweet. I'm getting the cherries, so tart that I'm almost getting raspberry. Some vinegar sourness with oak and a bitter, fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with large bubbles and a slick finish. I feel like the finish should be dry.

Overall: I think this is a well done beer. They didn't go over the top with anything. I would have liked a dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 00:46:55 | More by oline73
Photo of mdaschaf


4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Johnnnnie for this one. Opened up as a celebration on match day. Review from notes.

A: Pours a hazy brown with purple/burgundy tones to it. A small bubbly head forms upon pouring, but settles down quickly. No lacing.

S: Nice cherry upfront, with some light tartness and a little bit of funk. Slight oaky aroma comes out as it warms. There is a little bit of brown sugar and vinegar as well.

T: More cherry and vinegar, not as sour as the aroma indicated, but not really a problem for me. There is a little bit of grape and plum mixed in. More oak as well here.

M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Slightly mouth puckering and vinegary.

O: A good beer to celebrate with, one that my fiance was a fan of. Very tasty and easy drinking. Carbonation was slightly low, but I feel like it didn't really detract too much overall. In the end of the day, its how it tastes.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 20:21:01 | More by mdaschaf
Photo of hoppymcgee


4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-21-2012 23:28:55 | More by hoppymcgee
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

03-20-2012 05:18:46 | More by harrymel
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-18-2012 14:39:48 | More by Wowcoolman
Photo of John_M


4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a reddish brown color with good head retention and lacing. The nose on this beer is just wild, and is easily its best feature. I pick up considerable brown sugar, sour cherry, vanilla, grape skin and allspice. In combination, this beer really smells great. The flavor profile is pretty good as well, but is something of a disappointment are the aroma profile in this beer. The sour component really seemed to dominate, with not as much underlying spice and fruit as I was expecting (and hoping for). The beer is otherwise medium bodied, and the alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile. The beer finishes well and was ultimately fairly dry, with a hint of spice and brown sugar in the sour flavor.

A nice enough beer, I just wished it tasted as great as it smells.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 15:51:10 | More by John_M
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-14-2012 16:37:46 | More by phingdong
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-12-2012 19:54:19 | More by roblund
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-11-2012 23:13:31 | More by seeswo
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-11-2012 04:53:46 | More by jorgemir
Photo of MBACoach

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opened the bottle and poured into a Corsendonk glass.

A: No head when poured. Signs of carbonation with small bubbles lining the glass and rim of the beer. Dark brown with a slight reddish hue.

S: Sour aroma present with cherries and tart fruit.

T: Nice sour flavor, not over the top.

M: Very lightly carbonated, not as carbonated as I expected.

O: An excellent intro to sour beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 01:40:49 | More by MBACoach
Photo of Rempo


4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-08-2012 00:10:35 | More by Rempo
Photo of kscaldef


3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Epic Bruery sour/wild tasting, 3/4/2012

Side-by-side 09(?) and 11

09 - Carbonation is evident in the pour and a small head forms. Attractive red-amber color. Aromas of cherry and peach. Nice earthy flavor and high carbonation

11 - Darker red and less of a head. Aromas are more dark fruit and cherry. Super bretty taste, very dusty and earthy. Hard to believe this is the younger bottle.

One of the better beers of the tasting. I'd say 09 is superior, but I have hopes for 11 to evolve.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 03:12:51 | More by kscaldef
Photo of DCon


4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared a 1 PINT 9.4 FL. OZ - 750 ML bottle of this w/ STLWIll & Friends @ The Royale. Poured from the Orange/Yellow/Blue Labeled bottle w/ a Sword in between Oude & Tart & "VERZUUR" labeled below 750ML into a 12oz Snifter Glass. Is a 2011 Edition but has no bottled on/freshness date.

Aroma- A nice marriage of different types of sourness and funk. Barnyard and fruit are well pronounced and then oak finds its way into the background of the aroma.

Appearance- Pours a 1.5 finger head that has average retention. Has a dark amber body with red highlights. Leaves suds behind.

Flavor- Has a very dominant plum and cherry beginning that make up the taste. Sweet, oaky, and acidic all the way through. No hops and not much bitterness either. Semi-dry finish.

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Light Puckering, and a nice tart finish with sweetness.

Overall Impression- I enjoyed this brew a ton but like to see how it ages... Some of the characteristics were a bit dull in this Flanders. I could see more complexity and funk coming out of this one a year or two later. Grab a bottle if you can!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 16:21:13 | More by DCon
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-04-2012 04:26:19 | More by drewone
Photo of srandycarter


4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Reddish cola, off tan head, leaves to ring fast. Some spotty lace.

S - Malty, some fruitty tartness.

T - Solid wall of cherry tartness. Full flavored, nice bittering twang.

M - Light bodied, good carb, nice balance.

D - Very drinkable even at this ABV.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 02:02:27 | More by srandycarter
Photo of leodarko


2.5/5  rDev -41.6%

03-03-2012 19:04:29 | More by leodarko
Oude Tart from The Bruery
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