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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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2,098 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,098
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 522
Gots: 717 | FT: 62
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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Ratings: 2,098 | Reviews: 358 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jethrodium
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle shared by colonelforbin. Thanks Mike. Pours a dark brown with a small off white head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is cherry, oak, lactic acid, and a bit of funkiness. The initial taste is sweet with cherry and has a lactic tartness to it. The oak also comes through as well is some acetic acid. The finish has a bit of astringency and leaves some lingering oak on the palate. Medium body. Low carbonation.

jethrodium, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of John11486
5/5  rDev +16.8%

John11486, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of KevSal
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

KevSal, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of abrethanson
5/5  rDev +16.8%

abrethanson, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Pencible
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Pencible, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of TheCrowsNest
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber with a thick-off white head. Moderate head retention with barely any lacing. Head fades to a light brown film and a halo of fine bubbles lining the edges.

Cabernet grapes, raspberries, some anise. Light aroma of leather horse saddle and funk. A little vanilla in there too.

Lots of fruit - raspberries, cherries, blackberries. Slightest touch of bitterness with no noticeable hop flavors or aromas. Orange peels show up once it warms a little.

Smooth/slick and coating. Low carbonation fades to none, contributing to the smooth mouthfeel. Finishes nice and dry.

There's a great flow from the aroma to the finish. The progression of flavors just works really well. I dig it.

TheCrowsNest, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Chizoad
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Deep brown with small hints of red around the edges. Head bubbles up like champagne or a soft drink, hangs on for a few minutes and then tumbles to just a ring with no lacing.

Sour, coffee, cherry, musty aromas that promise extreme happiness.

Amazingly balanced and fantastic sour beer. Cherries, coffee, leather, green apples, slightly funky, even some sweetness that lingers far after the drink is done.

Perfect carbonation and medium body keeps it from bogging down and becoming cloying. Ideal for this style.

Brilliant sour.

Chizoad, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Destral
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Destral, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

nmann08, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of 1noa
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

1noa, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of nickhiller
4/5  rDev -6.5%

nickhiller, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of Chriscrundwell12
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a Darkness snifter, sharred with scoand.

Bottle 2011

A- Pours a one finger off white head that dissipates to a bubbly layer on top, dark brown burnt orange color, opaque.
S- Really nice aroma, sweet sour tartness, cherries, sour apple notes, slight oak in the aroma.
T- Very enjoyable, nice cherry notes, dark fruits, spice, nice tartness, sour apple, vinegar, oak characteristics from the barrels, really balanced overall.
M- Medium mouth feel, decent carbonation, smooth drinking, coats the palate, dry finish.
O- Really enjoyable beer from The Bruery. Not disappointed at all, really easy drinkability, and decent amount of complexity.

Chriscrundwell12, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Jwale73, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of pmarlowe
4/5  rDev -6.5%

pmarlowe, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of MisterKilderkin
4/5  rDev -6.5%

MisterKilderkin, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of StarRaptor
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

StarRaptor, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of RSchaeffer
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

RSchaeffer, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of dprophet
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

first: let me say thank you to BeermeX2 for this bottle!

second: well i expected to cork this and continue it tomorrow...but then again i also expected to leave this aging in the ole beer cellar for a bit too...and we see how well that worked out =)

A: Beautiful clear mahogany... on initial pour head was thin and laced a bit less than i expected...but overall on par with other flanders i have poured

S: red wine vinegar initially, with hints of apple peal and citrus rind...had hoped to pick up cherries in the smell

T: this leads me back to the "wanted to cork it and finish tomorrow" portion of my tale....at first i was overtaken by citrus peel, which i found odd...not enough to make me stop drinking but it was prominent...the sweet notes of white grape, plum and cherries did come thru in the mid....and the finish was dry and puckering...strong notes of red wine vinegar and oak...the second glass being the PERFECT temperature allowed more of the mid to come thru...still abundant citrus peel tartness throughout tho

M: carbonation i'd where i expected it to be...creamy and coating with a seriously dry finish...lovely!

O: at the end of the bottle now...sadness has taken over...what at first i compared to others in the style and wanted it to be more like them, in the end made Oude Tart stand alone as its own version of a delightful style of beer! a wonderful treat!

dprophet, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of WeisGuy
4/5  rDev -6.5%

WeisGuy, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of AshleyMiller
5/5  rDev +16.8%

AshleyMiller, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of jlenik
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jlenik, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of litheum94
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark brown with some red hues on the edges. Active, brown head that fizzles out quickly to a hazy cover.

Acetic sour aromas with an oaky earthiness. Hints of cedar. Some fruit esters, mostly cherry, but they're masked by the vinegar aromas. Very nice nose.

Tart and acetic at first, with flavors of vinegar and sour cherries. The sourness slowly fades, revealing a malt and toasted oak flavor. Leather and some pepper. Finish has a good dose of cab sauv flavors, with lots of tannins.

This is a great beer, one of the best of the styles I've ever had. The Bruery can sometimes be hit or miss, but when they get it right, it's damn close to perfect.

litheum94, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of texasclimber
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

texasclimber, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of bs870621345
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 bottle.

Pours a clear brown color with amber highlights around the edge. Slight head, no lacing.

Smells of leather, raisins, cherries, vinegar, apples, and some citrus acidity.

Taste opens with the leather and fruit notes moving into a smooth sour vinegar flavor. Slowly comes back to the leather and tobacco notes moving into a clean oaked dry finish. Very nice taste progression.

Mouthfeel is moderate with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall, its not living up to the hype, but still damn good.

bs870621345, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of Jakers90
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Jakers90, Jan 22, 2012
Oude Tart from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 2,098 ratings.