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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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Ratings: 2,211
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 535
Gots: 766 | FT: 67
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Overlord on 12-20-2009

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.
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sharply acidic and solely focused on cherry portrayal, this Californian-brewed, Belgian-style sour red ale is cleaner, crisper, and much drier than most that are devised outside of the lowlands of Belgium.

Pouring a lightly rusty color of brown, garnet, and orange; the beer is hazy and prefers a wine-like demeanor over that of beer. Though it's somewhat sprite carbonation yields a loosely knit white froth, it's structure falls and causes the beer the beer to look still shortly after the pour.

Strong sourness and tartness of "sour patch kids" candies emit from the initial aromas, but soon after the more mature scents of balsamic, leather, sour cherries with grapes offer up strong wine-like attributes. Its malty dryness supports the sourness with just enough cracker and honey notes give the sourness a rounded sense without attention.

The sharp and precise flavors hinge on the dry cherry taste, which accents its tartness. But the beer doesn't let up as the quick rebuttal of almond, apple, Cabernet, light leather, dusty oak, and white cider vinegar govern the beer's bulk of taste. It's a decadent taste that's dry, sharp, fruity, and lightly cheesy.

Light on the palate, the beer starts zesty, racy, and fully engulfed on the mouth. But as the carbonation subsides, it takes with it the creaminess the keeps the beer together and ushers in sheer acidic textures, light astringency, and mild warmth.

Ouded Tart really does all it says in its name. It is tart with the taste of dried acidic and succulent fruits; but also gives aged "savory" notes that shows the beer's patience and maturity. I love the beer for all it is, although its depth is just off of Rodenbach examples.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of brewandbbq
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle.

Pours dark mahogany with amber edgework. A minimal head of bone fades quick to reveal a placid surface with zero lacing.

Aromatics lead off with sour apples, balsamic-drizzeled toffee, and wine-soaked oak. Hints of tart cherries, port, and rhubarb follow through.

Medium bodied with a sharp mouthfeel. A bit tacky as well.

Apples soaked in wine and balsamic start the palate. A drying oakyness steps forward along with soured fruit and bright acid.

Finishes with a lingering sourness, acid-laced red fruits, and a wine-like vineousity.

A tasty and substantial sour. The sourness level is right on for someone who prefers a more aggressively sour beer.

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4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Oude Tart pour a flat muddy brown with a tiny head. Only a few spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is tart with Belgian spice and barrel notes. Cherries, oak, vanilla, and a little coriander.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is soft and smooth with moderate carbonation. The flavor begins tart and acidic with cherry and peach tastes. Oak and vanilla is present along with a little cinnamon. It finishes tart with lingering fruity notes.

This is a full flavored very tasty beer. Lots of tartness with a nice oaky/vanilla barrel notes.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served chilled in a Duvel tulip

A - pours a murky brown with a light brown lacing

S - sour cherries, belgian yeast,

T - very sour, cherries, lemon, a little bit of funk

M - tart, dry, no alcohol burn to speak of

O - great sour, glad to have picked this one up

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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Oude Tart from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 2,211 ratings.