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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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2,207 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,207
Reviews: 371
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 533
Gots: 764 | FT: 68
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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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BARFLYB
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finally get a crack at this one. Bought in Jersey, split with oglmcdgl in some Duvel glasses.

The 12oz pour on my side yielded an inch of tannish light brown foam that stuck around for a few, leaving no cling. The color is much darker than expected, a darker shade of ruby red with brown looks as well. Some swirls bring back the foam after it dissipates, this beer is not dead.

Smell is ripe with flanders red notes. I get some cherry with some plum, a small acidic scent with some vinrgar poking around. Wet wood with some tannins floating around. Berries come forth with some leather, a deep malty base as well. Smells nice and not a vinegar bomb

Well, I like this better than tart of darkness, this is more to style with a American twist with more acidity and less vinegar. I have been shying away from Belgian Flanders, but this seems to run a nice balance between wood, berry, vinegar, leateher and some malty backing. Not sure what bugs are in here, but I can feel them from my stomach.

Feel is medium bodied with some more alcohol than the Belgian counterparts leaving for a bigger feel altogether. The carb is right and light and not too much, a acidic ride going down leaving bugs rumbling around in the stomach. It's tart, but not tart of darkness tart.

A great beer, lived up to expectations and I like it more than some more traditional Belgian examples. Not something I would buy on a regular occasion, but now that Oude Tart is on the east coast, I'll keep an eye out for it.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of nataku00
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass, 2012 release. Beer pours a dark cola brown with half a finger of loose off white head. Head dissipates quickly, no lacing or remaining head. A few bubbles visible at the edge of the glass.

Nose is red berry and cherry, acetic acid balsamic vinegar, sharper lactic acid sourness, a brown sugar sweetness, light woody notes.

Taking a sip, brown sugar and cherry, then a hit of balsamic vinegar and sour red berry, a light almond flavor, and red wine tannins. Finish is dry, with a light sourness from sour fruit and lactic acid.

Light to medium body with a good amount of sharp carbonation that lightens the effect of the sourness.

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4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a dark and opaque mahogany. There is a tan head of one finger which quickly fades to a small ring of foam. Near the end of the glass I can see

S: As the name implies, this beer is tart. Notes of vinegar and sour cherries. Some bready malt and toffee follow.

T: Lactic and vinegar sour flavors are the first thing I pick up. Some good fruit flavors add some sweetness; citrus, sour apple, sour cherry and pear. Some warm malt but it doesn't cut through the tartness.

M: Simply mouthwatering. Medium thin, fizzy carbonation.

O: A great beer. The sour character is potent and delicious.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of lsummers
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a copper more red than brown, with some decent head that dissipated quickly. Smelled of exactly how the bottle described it, leather, cherry, apple, and caramel.

Tasted great, the sour cherry and hints of apple notes mixed with a roasty leather. It is quite sour which I expected for a Flanders red. Flavors blend nicely.

Mouthfeel is great, the carbonations helps the strong flavors come together. I actually think I liked it better after I let it sit and warm for a while.

Overall a fantastic sour that's best when at a warmer temp than fridge in my opinion.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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

Murky and opaque reddish-brown hue with some floaters. I'll admit I wasn't paying much attention when I poured it and the floaters probably could have been avoided. Minimal head with no lacing.

Smells of sour cherries, earthy, and wood.

The flavors are vivid and tart. Dark sour cherries, light vanilla, and a leathery finish. Oh yeah, it's perfectly tart.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with prickly carbonation. It's mouth-puckering.

It's a fantastic Flanders Red that's worth every bit of the accolades it gets.

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4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep burgundy red, nearly no head.

S: Red berries/cherries, floral undertone, a bit of malt and vinegar.

T: Berry fruit juice flavor in the beginning, immediately followed by pretty fair addition of tartness. Light hops and malt fills your mouth behind the tartness and it all finishes with a little vinegar.

M: Light. Rose wine viscosity.

O: Best sour I've tried from the Bruery. Definitely a favorite.

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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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Pours a hazy red/mahogany with a short-lived half finger of off-white head. Great lacing.

The nose features soft citrus, dark sour fruits, warming wood character, some lemon specifically, pretty tart and sharp. Mushy cherry flesh... tart but balanced. An incredible sense of harmony.

There's a nice little tart punch that doesn't overwhelm the other flavors - oak, sour dates, lemon zest... very nice. Sour berries dry out the palate before you can really reflect on the last sip. Thirst quenching in a curious way. Beautiful.

It finishes up dry and tart. A perfect beer for the season I think.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Oude Tart from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 2,207 ratings.