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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,923
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 510
Gots: 683 | 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%

Alpar, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

archey, Jan 17, 2012
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MaineMike, Jan 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

bradner, Jan 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

bsuedekum, Jan 14, 2012
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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.


mindspin315, Jan 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

ygtbsm94, Jan 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jfstilling, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Soxfanmcgee, Jan 09, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -7%

Poured from a capped 750mL bottle into my Rodenbach flute/tulip.

Clear chocolate body with sinopia highlights and a lasting thin desert sand head. Even pasty lacing, no legs.

Tart oaky aromatics suggest cherry pits, citrus zest, faint wine grapes, and vanilla.

Rustic simple palate entry with apricots, underripe raspberry, and a low plum/prune element as well. Acidity creeps up mid-palate which is quite balanced between a subtle vinuous character and a lactic tartness. Finishes very dry with a bit of specialty malt, cocoa, and leather coming out in the aftertaste.

Well carbonated yet soft while still mostly light-bodied. No astringency or heat.

An approachable sour with somewhat subdued (though I wouldn't go so far as to say undeveloped) flavors for the style.

augustgarage, Jan 09, 2012
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clarkenstein, Jan 08, 2012
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DSlim71, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Texasfan549, Jan 03, 2012
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4.47/5  rDev +4.4%

Pours a reddish color with a small somewhat orange head.

Aroma is full of tart fruit with some vinegar. A bit more of a malt backbone than I'm used to for this style along with some earthy spiciness.

First flavor is of sour cherries. A little bit of vinegar, but somewhat subdued. The earthiness also peaks in and is a pleasant contrast with the sourness. Some oak is also present.

Somewhat creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation levels.

I really enjoyed this beer. I was surprised the vinegar tones were subdued and complimenting rather than overpowering. Lots of good flavors are packed into this one that go together well along with the nice creamy mouthfeel.

jmarsh123, Jan 02, 2012
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DaBubs, Jan 01, 2012
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geoffsm12, Dec 27, 2011
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4.35/5  rDev +1.6%

Thanks to Nick for being my proxy for this. Much appreciated.

Clear mahogany colour with lots of luscious red hues to it. Small, light tan head with a fine structure. Decent head retention for style.

Sour cherry and plum notes with some moderate acetic and lactic tartness. There is a touch of sweetness on the nose as well. Mild funk but this is mostly about a restrained, balanced tartness with the fruit. I also get a hint of spice in the background.

Thin acidity with some earthiness which is interesting. Moderate tartness that suits the style. Some fruit but it isn't as forward as in the aroma. Mild sour plum notes come out again along with berry notes and some vinous notes. I don't get the spice from the aroma but that's okay as well. Improves markedly as it warms.q

Medium-light body with moderately-low carbonation. It seems fine.

I quite like this but it is a very different take on the style from either of Rodenbach Grand Cru or Duchesse de Bourgogne. The fruitiness is unique and it opens up really nicely in the glass as it warms. A very good take on the style.

dgilks, Dec 26, 2011
Oude Tart from The Bruery
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