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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
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world-class

2,088 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,088
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 522
Gots: 716 | FT: 63
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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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Sean66, Sep 13, 2014
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4.95/5  rDev +15.7%

Poured from a 750ml into a Belgian goblet. 2013 vintage of Oude Tart. Abv on label is 7.5%. Stored correctly in 55% and below.

Pours a deep ruby red, almost ancient rust color, with a 3 inch frothy white head that dissipates faster than Donald Trump's real estate empire. No visible lacing at all which is characteristic of the style.

Smells of lactobacillus, straw or hay, raspberries, sweet malts, and bad decisions.

Tastes of delicious, sour, tart, amazingness! For all you beer lovers, you need to try this beer! Please share with a friend!

Mouthfeel is like a slight prickliness followed by a pleasant sour patch kids aftertaste that lingers on the tongue. I feel like I just got sour patched
Punched.

Overall I would drink the shit out of this beer! It's super sour and super hard to find. I haven't had the earlier vintages but I imagine they will be amazing as the years come.

For all your beer aficionados out there, Please share brews like this with a friend. The more people that know about great beer, the better life will be!

Cheers!
Wade

Budinetz, Sep 13, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

Lucky to have scored this for the highest price that I ever paid for a beer at the Bierkoning.
Aroma is leathery, cherry and acetic acid. taste is oaky, fruity and tart. Body is medium with just the right amount of carbonation. Really a very good Flanders Red. I hadn't had this style for a while, but should get it more often. Maybe not this in Amsterdam very obscure variety but rather a more easily available Rodenbach or Duchesse De Bourgogne.

safaricook, Sep 12, 2014
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Oude Tart from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 2,088 ratings.