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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,863
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 505
Gots: 678 | FT: 63
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%

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
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-04-2012 18:06:42 | More by Jwale73
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-03-2012 16:32:46 | More by pmarlowe
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-02-2012 22:41:07 | More by MisterKilderkin
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-01-2012 20:37:50 | More by StarRaptor
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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-30-2012 20:03:04 | More by RSchaeffer
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North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%

first: let me say thank you to BeermeX2 for this bottle!

second: well i expected to cork this and continue it tomorrow...but then again i also expected to leave this aging in the ole beer cellar for a bit too...and we see how well that worked out =)

A: Beautiful clear mahogany... on initial pour head was thin and laced a bit less than i expected...but overall on par with other flanders i have poured

S: red wine vinegar initially, with hints of apple peal and citrus rind...had hoped to pick up cherries in the smell

T: this leads me back to the "wanted to cork it and finish tomorrow" portion of my tale....at first i was overtaken by citrus peel, which i found odd...not enough to make me stop drinking but it was prominent...the sweet notes of white grape, plum and cherries did come thru in the mid....and the finish was dry and puckering...strong notes of red wine vinegar and oak...the second glass being the PERFECT temperature allowed more of the mid to come thru...still abundant citrus peel tartness throughout tho

M: carbonation i'd where i expected it to be...creamy and coating with a seriously dry finish...lovely!

O: at the end of the bottle now...sadness has taken over...what at first i compared to others in the style and wanted it to be more like them, in the end made Oude Tart stand alone as its own version of a delightful style of beer! a wonderful treat!

01-30-2012 03:54:52 | More by dprophet
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New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-29-2012 23:18:30 | More by WeisGuy
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

01-29-2012 03:53:33 | More by AshleyMiller
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-28-2012 03:14:27 | More by jlenik
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4.47/5  rDev +4.4%

Very dark brown with some red hues on the edges. Active, brown head that fizzles out quickly to a hazy cover.

Acetic sour aromas with an oaky earthiness. Hints of cedar. Some fruit esters, mostly cherry, but they're masked by the vinegar aromas. Very nice nose.

Tart and acetic at first, with flavors of vinegar and sour cherries. The sourness slowly fades, revealing a malt and toasted oak flavor. Leather and some pepper. Finish has a good dose of cab sauv flavors, with lots of tannins.

This is a great beer, one of the best of the styles I've ever had. The Bruery can sometimes be hit or miss, but when they get it right, it's damn close to perfect.

01-25-2012 04:59:31 | More by litheum94
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-24-2012 22:10:38 | More by texasclimber
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New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev -1.4%

2011 bottle.

Pours a clear brown color with amber highlights around the edge. Slight head, no lacing.

Smells of leather, raisins, cherries, vinegar, apples, and some citrus acidity.

Taste opens with the leather and fruit notes moving into a smooth sour vinegar flavor. Slowly comes back to the leather and tobacco notes moving into a clean oaked dry finish. Very nice taste progression.

Mouthfeel is moderate with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall, its not living up to the hype, but still damn good.

01-23-2012 22:18:17 | More by bs870621345
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-22-2012 04:17:53 | More by Jakers90
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-21-2012 00:15:52 | More by Alpar
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-17-2012 07:19:12 | More by archey
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

01-17-2012 02:18:31 | More by MaineMike
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

01-15-2012 21:09:05 | More by bradner
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-15-2012 04:45:56 | More by pvequalsnrt
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-14-2012 12:57:58 | More by bsuedekum
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New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev -3%

A lot darker than I was expecting. Brown body and murky, hint of amber when the light is hitting the glass. Little bit of a tan bubble head that fades away quick. Fair amount of lacing as well but it isn't sticking only when the beer is swirled or moved around.

In the aroma I'm getting sugar coated raisins, tart dark cherries, raspberries, and vinegar notes which are blended in quite nicely. A touch of black pepper in the back and good dose of funk, but not overpowering the nose.

Flavors consist of tart dark fruit/sour cherries, red wine vinegar, and a bit of oak. The mouthfeel is very incredible here. Starts with a touch of sweetness, in the middle a bit of dryness occurs which becomes pronounced in the finish, and leaves behind a light sweetness on the palate...smooth all the way through. Dryness and mild peppery flavor is reminiscent of an earthy red wine.

Overall a solid take on a Flanders Red Ale. The mouthfeel, red wine like qualities, and mild tartness work well. A bit of age should add some nice changes to the beer. Very easy to drink and enjoyable.


01-13-2012 08:16:48 | More by mindspin315
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

01-12-2012 07:45:29 | More by ygtbsm94
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-12-2012 01:50:26 | More by jfstilling
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-11-2012 21:50:10 | More by domtronzero
Oude Tart from The Bruery
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