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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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2,017 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,017
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 514
Gots: 704 | FT: 63
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

beergorrilla, Nov 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

tswater, Nov 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

KMcG, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

CliffBrake, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Zaphog, Nov 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

plumcrazyfx, Nov 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Durb777, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of DonDirkA
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep brown with a ruby tint and a light brown head that dissipates quickly to nothing but a ring. Nose is sour grapes, tart cherries, grape juice, oak, slight burnt oak notes, dark fruits, plums, apple skins and maybe just a bit of leather. Taste is very tart with grape juice flavors up front that mingle with cherries, plums, a bit of oak, leather, green apples, apple skins and maybe just a hint of pear. The body is very light, the carbonation is sharp but not overpowering, its perfect for this style. This is an awesome sour. The Bruery is 2 for 2 in sours for me (the other being Tart of Darkness).

DonDirkA, Nov 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

IMSPEAKNOENGLISH, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 Vintage. Poured in to tulip.

A -Very dark amber, almost brown in colour, with a ruby glow around the edges. A thin layer of tan coloured head formed on the pour and quickly disappeared.

S - Tart vinegar up front. Some dark fruit and oak aromas are also present along with some barnyard funk and a touch of leather (only picked this out because of the label).

T -Big tartness up front without being over the top or sour or puckering. Balsamic vinegar, oak, funk, leather and lighter cherry and plum flavours.

M - Medium body. Moderate carbonation.

O - This was the first sour beer that I truly enjoyed. Maybe it was the unique style, which I don't think have had before. Either way, very enjoyable.

TheSevenDuffs, Nov 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

wbumgarner, Nov 05, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750 mL bottle from the 2012 release. Poured into a Kate the Great tulip glass and served chilled. Allowed to warm over the course of an hour or so.

Appearance: Medium brown in color with some nice reddish highlights. Pours a one finger, light brown head with very little retenetion. Turns into a nice lacing around the edge.

Aroma: Cherry, oak and vanilla notes all stand out. Sour, but with a nice fruity background. A touch of alcohol but it is hidden well.

Taste: Tart cherry, green apple, and some nice smokiness. Really interesting combination. Really nice balance of cherry with oak, vanilla and toasted character. Nicely balanced and very drinkable. Smoother the more it warms and the farther I get into the bottle.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy in body. Nice, light carbonation helps keep it feel lighter.

Overall, a really nice take on a darker sour/flemish red. The sour cherry character mixes well with the toasted malt character and the vanilla from the barrels. Really balanced and tasty throughout. Not sure if it is worth the price tag, but certainly tasty.

Gosox8787, Nov 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

stephenjmoore, Nov 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

tcanaday, Nov 04, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -41.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

BlackTuesday, Nov 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

tbone1384, Nov 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

jimmy82063, Nov 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

dking1525, Nov 02, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip

A- A clear deep rudy color with a small tan head.

S- Sour, some cherries, dark fruits, vinegar, oak, touch of leather.

T- Sour, cherries, vinegar, dark fruits, oak, touch of leather. Very tasty!

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A great sour worth the price tag. Definitely will pick this up again!

larryi86, Nov 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

ejfreed, Oct 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

oriolesfan4, Oct 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

BillHilly, Oct 31, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle from the 2012 batch. Thanks as always to my trustee JRSD for getting the bottles out to me. It was poured into my Firestone Walker tulip.

Oude Tart pours a burnt leathery brown, with very scant ruby highlights. The color is murky, and the beer's topped with just a finger or so of khaki colored foam. Head retention is alright, and lacing is pretty sparse. The nose has lots of very tart cherries, along with a little bit of oak. The flavor profile has a bit of leather and tobacco to it, some kind of combination of oxidation and a little bit of brettanomyces. There's also the requisite vinous acidity and cherry notes, with that same subtle hint of wood from the nose providing the finish. There's a tannic, mouth-puckering quality to the beer, which I suppose is to be expected, The body is suitaby dry, but th carbonation just feels a little lackluster. Still, Oude Tart is a great, very well layered Flanders Red Ale, one that can hang with the heavy hitters from Belgium.

axeman9182, Oct 31, 2012
Oude Tart from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 2,017 ratings.