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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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Ratings: 2,014
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 514
Gots: 705 | FT: 63
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
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%

jpd7374, Oct 10, 2014
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4.47/5  rDev +4.4%

On tap:
Pours a dark brown that does show off its "red" only when held up to the light. The I didn't have too much head in this goblet pour, but the edge carbonation build up a decent amount in a light tan foamy ring. Agitation brings back a nice layer if head that quickly recedes to the edges.

Smell is a nice level of sour, lemony in nature, but with some darkness behind it, seemingly a combination of wood (oak? But seem cedar-ish to me even) or raisin/currant, but definitely behind the acetic bite.

Initial sips with a little chill still in the beer were more biting than later ones. Tartness is there, but the lemon flavors mixing more with sour apple and tart cherry that pure citric acid bite. The carbonation is almost perfect, slightly on the light side, to me for this beer. There is a wine-like dryness in the end that could be the wood (or tannins?). The taste does linger a bit, and doesn't change much, which is very nice.

I expected to like this beer, and was not disappointed. Of course its expense makes it a questionable buy, but it's availability might dictate a purchase when available, but would probably want to hold for a good reason to drink.

cjgiant, Oct 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Dirty, ruddy brown. Nice and thick, and surprisingly dark.

S - Sweet and sour, raspberry vinaigrette, raspberries, musty leather, and some more raspberries.

T - Pretty much following the nose. Bracingly tart but not overly so.

M - A real strength of this beer. Super smooth, medium-low carbonation.

O - This is a really well put together beer. It doesn't get much better than this for the style to be honest. It's a toss up between this, Rodenbach Grand Cru, and La Folie.

abeeronthebeach, Oct 05, 2014
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Oude Tart from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 2,014 ratings.