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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,820
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 498
Gots: 663 | FT: 57
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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4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Vintage. Poured into a wine glass. Pours a ruby red. kinda hazy with a bit of an off white head. OK lacing.

Aroma is kinda of tart cherries even though there aren't any in this beer. a bit of funk and some lactic acid. Could use a little more help in the aroma area. Not very strong.

Taste is tasty. One of the better sours out there but not amazing. Tart and funky. With some age it gets a little more tart. Tasty sour.

Mouth feel is nice and dry like I like it. Fine bubbles and a decent amount.

Overall a tasty brew but not one to be compared to a cantillon or the like. Very worth trying and aging though.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 05:28:52 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-25-2011 04:27:09 | More by furthurgone
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-24-2011 22:12:11 | More by kornkid8600
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-24-2011 02:20:58 | More by SummitVA
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4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a tulip glass. No bottling date found.

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark brown color with ruby red highlights in the light. One finger light brown head. Plenty of carbonation evident.

S: Sour funk...vinegar...easter egg dye.

T/M: A nice tartness up front. Thin bodied. Highly carbonated. Tartness lingers in the back of the palate...makes your teeth clench. Some oak tannins. Some dark fruits...raisins, plums. More tart than expected, but I dig...

O: A pretty fantastic sour. I don't get a ton of the oak aging, but it's in there. Pretty dominantly tart...with some mild dark fruits. Still...a very nice American sour ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 22:09:33 | More by kbuzz
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-23-2011 10:41:31 | More by MrHirschybar
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-23-2011 06:03:28 | More by mantissa
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-22-2011 06:16:40 | More by jp7161
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3.45/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright mahogany with red edges, nice tan head, nice even lacing left behind. Smell is toffee, lemon, slight chocolate, yogurt, Brett fruit. Taste is blue cheese, lemon zest, oak vanilla, cheese popcorn, stale diluted coffee. Mouthfeel is medium light, carries the flavors well, I'm glad this is dry otherwise I would swear this was Rodenbach. Carbonation is low-medium. A lil too cheesy for me, but a decent offering from Cali.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 03:45:20 | More by youradhere
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-21-2011 01:57:27 | More by SneezyAchew
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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into snifter. Thanks for sending me these, Mark!

A: Pours a dirty, murky, wooden-red color with a faint finger of light tan head that quickly faded into a thin collar.
S: Tart notes of dry oak, light malt, cherries, red berries, sweet fruit juice and fruit skin tannins.
T: Tart yet clean flavors of fruit skins, gritty tannins, dry oak, berry juice, cherries, and green fruits. Sweet in the finish with a tart and drying aftertaste.
M: Slick yet drying mouthfeel with bubbly, tingly, carbonation and a medium body.
O: Really solid all around. Not overly tart but very clean and fruity. Thanks again, Mark.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 01:52:03 | More by scottfrie
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3.03/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks, John for sharing this... Poured into tasting snifter

A- Pours a very deep ruby brown color with a finger of pale cream head. The head dies almost instantaneously, leaving a still liquid, lurking in the glass.

S- Lemon zest is the main component here with a backing of grassy aromas. Finishes with acidic oak/young wood in the nose. Not incredibly complex or pronounced, but decent.

T/M- Not very sour at all as the nose prepped me for. This is more of a slightly tart (which is a potential overstatement in itself) flavor with hints of citrus fruits. It transitions into a funky, barn yard, hay-like finish on the palate. Moderate body with the acidity to keep it from coming off heavy, but the almost nonexistent carbonation doesn't help.

O- It is safe to say that all 4 of us that tasted this were greatly underwhelmed. It was a decent beer, but we felt this was not close to deserving of the hype. Maybe some age would help this develop, as that may be the only circumstance in which I would look forward to trying this again...

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 19:27:43 | More by TheGordianKnot
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-20-2011 02:53:10 | More by Rckmo10
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-18-2011 20:51:25 | More by jpmclaug
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

12-17-2011 04:18:43 | More by coreymcafee
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-16-2011 11:05:44 | More by darkmoon66
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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New York

5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

12-12-2011 03:17:39 | More by gwguest
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

12-12-2011 00:57:54 | More by EasyReader
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

12-11-2011 23:42:35 | More by HopStoopid120
Oude Tart from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 1,820 ratings.