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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,886
Reviews: 342
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 507
Gots: 683 | FT: 65
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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4/5  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
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New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%

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.

03-09-2012 01:40:49 | More by MBACoach
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-08-2012 00:10:35 | More by Rempo
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3.9/5  rDev -8.9%

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.

03-06-2012 03:12:51 | More by kscaldef
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4.23/5  rDev -1.2%

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!

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
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4.23/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

03-04-2012 02:02:27 | More by srandycarter
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2.5/5  rDev -41.6%

03-03-2012 19:04:29 | More by leodarko
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-03-2012 06:34:53 | More by Mattylegend
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4.1/5  rDev -4.2%

Thanks to the f-in man, msulinski, for including this bottle in a wintertime trade. Had a sip of this at a tasting & needed a bigger bottle & lo! one shows up on my doorstep. 750ML bottle split with my wife after living at Town Hall & suckling on barrels all week.

Pour is wildly divergent: mine is dark brown, my wife's is dark red, from different levels of the bottle. Nose is big oak, raspberries, cherries, tart. Nice start.

Oude Tart cuts through the barrels like a German tank division through Polish cavalry. Huge oak notes trade light chatter with the searing tartness that lines the brew. Drought-dry. Fruit so present in the nose is tame to the point of absence. Earthy, slight vinegar, green apple, a bit leathery. Sippable.

Targeted to sourheads? No idea. But this is one fine, approachable sour, that doesn't cross the line into folding my face into right angles. Excellent beer & a standard for Flanders ales.

02-26-2012 04:27:05 | More by maximum12
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4.23/5  rDev -1.2%

75 cl bottel poured into my cantillon tulip gkass

A: Pours a solid and clear dark brown with deep ruby highlights when held to light.
S: I can smell the tart fruit as soon as I pop the cap on this baby. Sour cherries, lemons, sweet brown sugar, hints of vinegar, light sherry notes.
T: Taste is a bit more sour than the nose lead me to believe. Huge lemony tartness and red grapes ( cabarnet sauvignon ? ) Oak with hints of barnyard funk hit right up front. Sour cherries and a hint of sweetness sweep across the gullet before finishing with a lingering sweet sour and funky aftertaste.
M: Medium body and level of carbonation, tart acidic mouthfeel.
O: I really enjoyed this one, I’m glad I got to try it.

02-21-2012 19:30:52 | More by beerpirates
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +16.8%

02-16-2012 03:45:28 | More by CarolinaKevin
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

750 ml bottle shared by colonelforbin. Thanks Mike. Pours a dark brown with a small off white head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is cherry, oak, lactic acid, and a bit of funkiness. The initial taste is sweet with cherry and has a lactic tartness to it. The oak also comes through as well is some acetic acid. The finish has a bit of astringency and leaves some lingering oak on the palate. Medium body. Low carbonation.

02-15-2012 20:41:50 | More by jethrodium
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

02-15-2012 19:31:59 | More by John11486
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

02-13-2012 05:22:18 | More by KevSal
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

02-11-2012 21:20:59 | More by abrethanson
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-11-2012 19:35:19 | More by Pencible
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4.13/5  rDev -3.5%

Pours a dark amber with a thick-off white head. Moderate head retention with barely any lacing. Head fades to a light brown film and a halo of fine bubbles lining the edges.

Cabernet grapes, raspberries, some anise. Light aroma of leather horse saddle and funk. A little vanilla in there too.

Lots of fruit - raspberries, cherries, blackberries. Slightest touch of bitterness with no noticeable hop flavors or aromas. Orange peels show up once it warms a little.

Smooth/slick and coating. Low carbonation fades to none, contributing to the smooth mouthfeel. Finishes nice and dry.

There's a great flow from the aroma to the finish. The progression of flavors just works really well. I dig it.

02-11-2012 05:14:25 | More by TheCrowsNest
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4.53/5  rDev +5.8%

Deep brown with small hints of red around the edges. Head bubbles up like champagne or a soft drink, hangs on for a few minutes and then tumbles to just a ring with no lacing.

Sour, coffee, cherry, musty aromas that promise extreme happiness.

Amazingly balanced and fantastic sour beer. Cherries, coffee, leather, green apples, slightly funky, even some sweetness that lingers far after the drink is done.

Perfect carbonation and medium body keeps it from bogging down and becoming cloying. Ideal for this style.

Brilliant sour.

02-11-2012 03:26:15 | More by Chizoad
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-10-2012 19:07:38 | More by Destral
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-07-2012 14:38:40 | More by nmann08
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-06-2012 18:11:04 | More by 1noa
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-05-2012 22:50:45 | More by nickhiller
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4.1/5  rDev -4.2%

750 ml bottle poured into a Darkness snifter, sharred with scoand.

Bottle 2011

A- Pours a one finger off white head that dissipates to a bubbly layer on top, dark brown burnt orange color, opaque.
S- Really nice aroma, sweet sour tartness, cherries, sour apple notes, slight oak in the aroma.
T- Very enjoyable, nice cherry notes, dark fruits, spice, nice tartness, sour apple, vinegar, oak characteristics from the barrels, really balanced overall.
M- Medium mouth feel, decent carbonation, smooth drinking, coats the palate, dry finish.
O- Really enjoyable beer from The Bruery. Not disappointed at all, really easy drinkability, and decent amount of complexity.

02-05-2012 21:22:03 | More by Chriscrundwell12
Oude Tart from The Bruery
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