Oude Tart - The Bruery
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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.
12-10-2011 23:41:28 | More by woosterbill
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.
All in all an excellent beer. One I'm very glad I was able to try and will seek out more of. Good stuff!
12-09-2011 14:14:07 | More by Brew33
3.93/5 rDev -8.2%
2011 bottle into a Bruery tulip.
A- Pours a hazy burgundy with minimal pinkish tan head; no lacing.
S- Hay, sour cherries, red wine vinegar, oolong tea and barnyard funk. Some leather.
T- Sour, fresh mowed grass, tart cherry and rhubarb. Some residual sweetness as well as hints of oak and vinous characters.
M- Thin but well carbonated.
A good representation of the style. While the other Bruery offerings are superior (Wanderer especially) this is still one of the best West Coast sours. Glad I bought a few to cellar.
12-08-2011 22:05:54 | More by Cinderbike
Oude Tart from The Bruery
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