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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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1,879 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,879
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 507
Gots: 683 | FT: 64
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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4.05/5  rDev -5.4%

Bottle into a Weyerbacher tulip. Thanks to whoever opened this at CdC.

A: Cloudy persimmon-brown body with a finger of fine tan froth. Ok retention, spotty lace. Nice.

S: Bright and sour, with cherries and acetic acid standing out. Simple, fresh, and pleasant.

T: Acrid, sour (but not in a good way) cherry skin up front, with much better fruit and acidity thereafter. Long, tart finish. Good, not great.

M: Clean medium body, moderate, lively carbonation. Excellent.

O: I really liked the assertive acidity, but the acrid bitterness of the cherry-skin flavor really kept it from being as enjoyable as it could have been. Well worth drinking, but not worth the difficulty of tracking down IMO.

Cheers!

12-10-2011 23:41:28 | More by woosterbill
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4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

Received as an extra from Tenchi221, thanks for the "Want" extra Alex!

Pours a deep brown, darker than I expected. The first glass expressed perfect clarity. Thin, tan head with defined bubbles. The aroma is just fantastic. Lactic twang, malt forward, dark breads, excellent.

The flavor is all about balance. It's not as tart or sour as the nose suggested. Full, bready malts followed by a mellow lactic tartness. It's not quite as dry as I usually like sours nor is the carbonation as lively as I usually like but it works well. Really well. This would be a great beer to get someone started on sours because this beer never forgets it's malt bill and never screams at you.

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T- Sour, fresh mowed grass, tart cherry and rhubarb. Some residual sweetness as well as hints of oak and vinous characters.
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Oude Tart from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 1,879 ratings.