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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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1,865 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,865
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 506
Gots: 678 | FT: 63
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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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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +9.3%

Oude tart

Pours a rich mahogany color with a fizzy, short lived white head. Aroma is huge of new leather, sour lemons, dark fruit, smoke and oak.

In the taste, tart acetic sourness with the strong sweet and sour style of traditional ales of the Flemish region. For an American brewed Oude Bruin or Flanders Red, this is exceptional.

Tip of the tongue tartness with the swollow being more mellow and open, oak and a small sourness lasting into the finish.

05-08-2014 13:48:08 | More by Stinkypuss
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-08-2014 02:51:07 | More by PEIhop
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Johnny_Danger

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-06-2014 01:02:38 | More by Johnny_Danger
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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-06-2014 00:53:59 | More by TheEvilGenius
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McNazz

Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-05-2014 21:58:33 | More by McNazz
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whitenads

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11%

05-05-2014 15:40:04 | More by whitenads
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BillKuhnel

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-05-2014 14:17:35 | More by BillKuhnel
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Lfty357

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-05-2014 04:09:58 | More by Lfty357
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-04-2014 18:06:28 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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coriswrasse

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-04-2014 13:01:00 | More by coriswrasse
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MadScientist

New York

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%

A deep copper beer with good and a few sea monkeys (aka floaters). The head is very long lasting composed of compact, tan bubbles that leave a fine lacing on the glass.

Moderately strong aroma of current, a moderately-light tartness and some leathery, barnyard funk. A low, carmel malt sweetness and moderate dark fruit esters.

A sweet-tart flavor that is far more tart than sweet. There is a a lot of red current flavor along with some dark fruit and caramel malt for flavor. A light oak flavor and touch of leather with only a light sweetness the balance is strongly tart. The finish is medium with fruit flavor after taste.

A medium to medium-full bodied beer with a strong level of carbonation. There is a bit of carbonic bite.

Some of the class Flanders Red flavors of red currents with a sweet-tart balance and low carmel in a supporting malt body. I like that this one is fairly strongly tilted towards the tart and lightly sweet making it an immensely food friendly.

05-03-2014 22:35:33 | More by MadScientist
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Mneme1984

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

05-03-2014 19:41:12 | More by Mneme1984
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

Thanks to Chico for sharing this bottle. I think I have had this a few times but never reviewed it. I may have even taken notes once and forgot about them. Either way, pumped to have a great beer again. 2013 bottle.

A- Murky dark red, brown pour from the 750ml bottle to three glasses. A small off-white head forms but is just a small foam that dies down to nothing after just a bit of time. Lacing seemingly not gonna happen for me but not uncommon for this style.

S- Sourness from the bugs combines with other yeasty fruity flavors to give me a big whiff of tart cherry and currants. Some underlying malts, slight acetic and lemony lactic acid.

T- Fruits and sours lead things off here with cherry, curant, lemon, orange and vinous grape notes. Some diacetyl in the backdrop with fresh oak tannins, sherry notes and slight vinegar sourness, mostly lactic to me.

MF- Fairly light bodied but it has a smooth and somewhat frothy foamy texture. Carbonation is medium-high as it finishes with a fairly puckering sourness towards the end of the glass. Dry.

Perhaps one of the best of only a few American Flanders Red Ales I have had. Authentic tartness with that slight vinegar and diacetyl that I find in beers like Rodenbach and Duchesse.

05-03-2014 19:10:17 | More by cbutova
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amalburg

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-03-2014 17:10:27 | More by amalburg
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JohnnyNicks

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-03-2014 02:35:13 | More by JohnnyNicks
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psumjl269

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.8%

05-02-2014 23:54:51 | More by psumjl269
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Craftjitsu

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-02-2014 23:21:29 | More by Craftjitsu
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Kevlee722

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-02-2014 19:01:17 | More by Kevlee722
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hopswap1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-02-2014 17:13:00 | More by hopswap1
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DonSaleen747

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-02-2014 01:29:13 | More by DonSaleen747
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11%

05-01-2014 20:06:26 | More by StArnoldFan
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_RL_

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-01-2014 03:34:26 | More by _RL_
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Davit

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-01-2014 03:04:30 | More by Davit
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dedbeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-30-2014 03:27:39 | More by dedbeer
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schneid

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-29-2014 22:38:31 | More by schneid
Oude Tart from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 1,865 ratings.