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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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2,211 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,211
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 535
Gots: 766 | FT: 67
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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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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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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -41.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.47/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of dking1525
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of larryi86
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip

A- A clear deep rudy color with a small tan head.

S- Sour, some cherries, dark fruits, vinegar, oak, touch of leather.

T- Sour, cherries, vinegar, dark fruits, oak, touch of leather. Very tasty!

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A great sour worth the price tag. Definitely will pick this up again!

Photo of ejfreed
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of BillHilly
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of axeman9182
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle from the 2012 batch. Thanks as always to my trustee JRSD for getting the bottles out to me. It was poured into my Firestone Walker tulip.

Oude Tart pours a burnt leathery brown, with very scant ruby highlights. The color is murky, and the beer's topped with just a finger or so of khaki colored foam. Head retention is alright, and lacing is pretty sparse. The nose has lots of very tart cherries, along with a little bit of oak. The flavor profile has a bit of leather and tobacco to it, some kind of combination of oxidation and a little bit of brettanomyces. There's also the requisite vinous acidity and cherry notes, with that same subtle hint of wood from the nose providing the finish. There's a tannic, mouth-puckering quality to the beer, which I suppose is to be expected, The body is suitaby dry, but th carbonation just feels a little lackluster. Still, Oude Tart is a great, very well layered Flanders Red Ale, one that can hang with the heavy hitters from Belgium.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of warrenout330
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml into a duvel glass

A- deep brown colored pour Ruby highlights along the edges. Thick white head, quickly dissolves to a little spot on the beer

S- sour dark fruits... toasted wood in the back

T- intense sour flavor, dark fruits, sour cherries,vinegar smack, earthy wood funk. Very acidic lingering taste

M- metallic mouth feel, like a mouth full of pennies. Thin body, alomost slick going in the throat

O- my second sour ever, very pleased with this offering. Load 'em up, I want more!

Photo of hiphopj5
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Wreckoncile
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml bottle into tulip.

A - Aggressive pour yielded a fizzy carbonation that formed a head of about a half inch that quickly died off and left no lacing or trace of a head whatsoever. Bubbles and some medium carbonation resonate, and a slightly hazy dark crimson to almost purple beer remains.

S - The smell opens with the tartness of cherries, vinegar, and a slight oakiness. The backend of the scent imparts some slightly darker fruit characteristics, slight plum, raisin, and fig notes.

T - Taste opens with a blast of vinegar that leads into a sharp cherry tartness with some extremely subtle oak character that gives is a sort of red wine flavor, and a slight almost blueberry tart finish lingers on the palate.

M - An initial fizzy carbonation that settles as it warms and the mouthfeel transforms into something almost silky with just a slight bite of carbonation.

O - Fantastic scent, and something about the mouthfeel was almost enigmatic and drew me into the beverage. The appearance is dark, and with its initial pour almost reminds one of coke. The scent is solid and intriguing while the taste lacks a few of the qualities noted in the smell that would've made this a more interesting Flanders.

Oude Tart from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 2,211 ratings.