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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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2,128 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,128
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 525
Gots: 719 | FT: 60
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

Photo of texasclimber
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

Photo of Jakers90
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Alpar
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of archey
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of MaineMike
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of pvequalsnrt
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of bsuedekum
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of mindspin315
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A lot darker than I was expecting. Brown body and murky, hint of amber when the light is hitting the glass. Little bit of a tan bubble head that fades away quick. Fair amount of lacing as well but it isn't sticking only when the beer is swirled or moved around.

In the aroma I'm getting sugar coated raisins, tart dark cherries, raspberries, and vinegar notes which are blended in quite nicely. A touch of black pepper in the back and good dose of funk, but not overpowering the nose.

Flavors consist of tart dark fruit/sour cherries, red wine vinegar, and a bit of oak. The mouthfeel is very incredible here. Starts with a touch of sweetness, in the middle a bit of dryness occurs which becomes pronounced in the finish, and leaves behind a light sweetness on the palate...smooth all the way through. Dryness and mild peppery flavor is reminiscent of an earthy red wine.

Overall a solid take on a Flanders Red Ale. The mouthfeel, red wine like qualities, and mild tartness work well. A bit of age should add some nice changes to the beer. Very easy to drink and enjoyable.

[93/100]

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of jfstilling
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of domtronzero
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of JazzIPA55
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of beerdweeb
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Soxfanmcgee
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of augustgarage
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a capped 750mL bottle into my Rodenbach flute/tulip.

Clear chocolate body with sinopia highlights and a lasting thin desert sand head. Even pasty lacing, no legs.

Tart oaky aromatics suggest cherry pits, citrus zest, faint wine grapes, and vanilla.

Rustic simple palate entry with apricots, underripe raspberry, and a low plum/prune element as well. Acidity creeps up mid-palate which is quite balanced between a subtle vinuous character and a lactic tartness. Finishes very dry with a bit of specialty malt, cocoa, and leather coming out in the aftertaste.

Well carbonated yet soft while still mostly light-bodied. No astringency or heat.

An approachable sour with somewhat subdued (though I wouldn't go so far as to say undeveloped) flavors for the style.

Photo of clarkenstein
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of DSlim71
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of jmarsh123
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish color with a small somewhat orange head.

Aroma is full of tart fruit with some vinegar. A bit more of a malt backbone than I'm used to for this style along with some earthy spiciness.

First flavor is of sour cherries. A little bit of vinegar, but somewhat subdued. The earthiness also peaks in and is a pleasant contrast with the sourness. Some oak is also present.

Somewhat creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation levels.

I really enjoyed this beer. I was surprised the vinegar tones were subdued and complimenting rather than overpowering. Lots of good flavors are packed into this one that go together well along with the nice creamy mouthfeel.

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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
96 out of 100 based on 2,128 ratings.