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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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Ratings: 2,229
Reviews: 373
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 543
Gots: 769 | FT: 66
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Overlord on 12-20-2009

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.
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Ratings: 2,229 | Reviews: 373
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3/5  rDev -29.9%

Photo of lordofstarside
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle of the '12 batch to a snifter

Pours a deep dark red with a finger of foam which receded quickly. Good lacing, no real visible carbonation.

Smells of sour cherry, tart apple and grape. Caramal malts, and hints of oak, leather, citrus, and some apricot. Alcohol well present but well concealed

Taste of tart cherry, apple, grape, and vinegar. Follows the nose pretty well here. Citrus, leather, and oak shine through with a modest malt

Feel is a bit light with moderate carbonation. Some sweet followed by a blast of face twisting sour. Balanced much more towards the sour, but no complaints here

Overall a very well done beer, went great with thanksgiving. If I can save up another extra $20 before they sell out I'll be sure to add one to my cellar

Photo of Chieftog
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of vfgccp
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - cranberry juice, hemaglobin, mahogany. Tan head sits low.

S - Granny Smith apples, apple cider vinegar, prune, cranberry cocktail, fig.

T - Lime juice, oak, sour apple warheads, candy sugar, strawberries, peach pits, dry tannins.

M - Unbelievably smooth, with a surprisingly lively carbonation and a razor sharp acidity. Medium frame.

O - A stellar American take on a Flanders Red; aggressively acidic and bracingly sour with an amazingly smooth body.

Photo of dulwich
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown, one finger white head into a tulip glass. Sweet at first but leaves a nice, slightly sour flavor. Excellent taste leaves you wanting more. Not overpowering to the nose, nor weak to taste. A well balanced flemish red that you can certainly drink own your own. Having just broken into the sour beer style, this is one that I would get frequently.

Photo of Robdrinx
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of bonkers
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured from a 25 ounce bottle into a tulip, dark brown pour, slight white head. Lots of oak, and cherries on the nose. Very tart, notes of cherries, oak, vinegar, linering tartness. The beer is refreshingly tart, acidic, medium in body. A very enjoyable flanders red, no problem finishing the entire bottle.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of DonDirkA
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep brown with a ruby tint and a light brown head that dissipates quickly to nothing but a ring. Nose is sour grapes, tart cherries, grape juice, oak, slight burnt oak notes, dark fruits, plums, apple skins and maybe just a bit of leather. Taste is very tart with grape juice flavors up front that mingle with cherries, plums, a bit of oak, leather, green apples, apple skins and maybe just a hint of pear. The body is very light, the carbonation is sharp but not overpowering, its perfect for this style. This is an awesome sour. The Bruery is 2 for 2 in sours for me (the other being Tart of Darkness).

Photo of IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 Vintage. Poured in to tulip.

A -Very dark amber, almost brown in colour, with a ruby glow around the edges. A thin layer of tan coloured head formed on the pour and quickly disappeared.

S - Tart vinegar up front. Some dark fruit and oak aromas are also present along with some barnyard funk and a touch of leather (only picked this out because of the label).

T -Big tartness up front without being over the top or sour or puckering. Balsamic vinegar, oak, funk, leather and lighter cherry and plum flavours.

M - Medium body. Moderate carbonation.

O - This was the first sour beer that I truly enjoyed. Maybe it was the unique style, which I don't think have had before. Either way, very enjoyable.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Gosox8787
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750 mL bottle from the 2012 release. Poured into a Kate the Great tulip glass and served chilled. Allowed to warm over the course of an hour or so.

Appearance: Medium brown in color with some nice reddish highlights. Pours a one finger, light brown head with very little retenetion. Turns into a nice lacing around the edge.

Aroma: Cherry, oak and vanilla notes all stand out. Sour, but with a nice fruity background. A touch of alcohol but it is hidden well.

Taste: Tart cherry, green apple, and some nice smokiness. Really interesting combination. Really nice balance of cherry with oak, vanilla and toasted character. Nicely balanced and very drinkable. Smoother the more it warms and the farther I get into the bottle.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy in body. Nice, light carbonation helps keep it feel lighter.

Overall, a really nice take on a darker sour/flemish red. The sour cherry character mixes well with the toasted malt character and the vanilla from the barrels. Really balanced and tasty throughout. Not sure if it is worth the price tag, but certainly tasty.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Oude Tart from The Bruery
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