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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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95
world-class

2,023 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,023
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 515
Gots: 705 | FT: 64
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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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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2.35/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This is the 2011 batch thanks to Janderson91, appreciate it. I was hopeful about this beer and was completely disappointed. Dark red-brown color, no head, almost completely flat. Smells like it might be a good sour flanders red, not bad but nothign that makes me say yum either. The taste was so disappointing, I almost want to say bland, Muted flavors, just the hint of what a flanders red tastes like. Wow, I really expected more since I know the Bruery can make a good beer, I hope it was just an off bottle because this was pathetic.

ArrogantB, Nov 12, 2011
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4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thank to kbutler1 for whipping this out at a weekend tasting. Moly, this is a great drink. Pours a little murky and medicinal, but all is forgiven aromatically when the raspberries and cherries come out. Fantastically pucker-worthy and tart, with a great sipping consistency. Killer stuff, worth the high price.

lurpy1, Nov 09, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Jester King wine glass. Big thanks to texasclimber for inviting me over again.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange-reddish brown with a thin off white head about a centimeter thick that fades to a thin lacing.

Aroma: Tart cherries, raisins, dark fruits, a hint of caramel and burnt sugar. A lot of sour and acidic notes that make my mouth water.

Taste: Sour cherries, dark fruits, a hint of tart apples and caramel.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with medium-high carbonation and a dry sour finish.

Overall: Great beer, definitely the best Bruery beer I've had to date.

jamescain, Nov 08, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

reviewed from notes.

pours a kinda murky brownish orange color-- like the leaves in the fall... actually, a pretty good match to the color of the label on the bottle.
The nose is bright, oaky, vinegary, and a bit citrusy. Smells great, and the taste is not a let down. Taste has a hint of acidic white grapes with some oakiness and vinegar. A touch of sweetness up front blends nicely into the sourness at the back end.
Very solid sour beer here.
Mouthfeel is good-- carbonation is nice.
Overall-- excellent beer right here. Go get one!

AleWatcher, Nov 07, 2011
Oude Tart from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 2,023 ratings.