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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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Ratings: 2,015
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 514
Gots: 704 | FT: 63
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  rDev -6.5%

brians52, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.28/5  rDev 0%

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3.84/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.32/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

bcoyle, Oct 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

BigMike, Oct 01, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev -3.5%

Poured a copper body with large head that dies quick and leaves minor lace patches down the glass.
The aroma is very acidic as I catch the tartness/acid real quick along with touches of funk and dark fruit.
The beer is sharp and sour, not pungent, but you will get your fill of tartness that can be sour, acidic or like vinegar depending on preference.
Fruit flavors are mild but I do get something akin to sour grapes or black cherry, that along with some oakiness, add some complexity, balance and sweetness to beer so it's not just a sour mess.
Really enjoyable sipping sour that isn't too sour and keeps you coming back for more.

clayrock81, Sep 30, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -5.6%

Matt411, Sep 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

great sour here

hbmertz12, Sep 30, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -5.6%

ToddHolder, Sep 29, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

DCLAguy11, Sep 28, 2014
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4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy red brown, little head

Aroma is sharp and big on sour cherry and oak

Very tart. Sour fruit, some oak, with the aftertaste sweetening a bit with dark fruit notes

Mouthfeel is sharp and and light and clean

Overall: what was I waiting for? This beer is every bit as good as the originals from Flanders, and without a doubt the best US version of the style I've encountered. Intensely sour, this isn't a training wheels sour

ryannosaurus, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

darcange, Sep 28, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +1.6%

Served @ 50deg. in Bruery tulip. No bottled on date found.

A - Dark brown with proper red tinting. ~1.5" head when poured aggressively.

S - Cherries, plums, sweet vanilla, sour grapes, hint of oak.

M/T - Nice creamy mouth-feel with a slight tingle from start to finish. Lots of cherry tartness, hints of vanilla and oak.

O - Very good Flanders Red Ale, maybe the best I've had of this style (sorry New Glarus). Sour notes are well balanced with sweet malt, fruit, and oak. I will search out another Oude Tart for the cellar. Prost!

Bowers-Brew, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

mrn1ceguy, Sep 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.6/5  rDev +7.5%

memphischas, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

jshusc, Sep 25, 2014
Oude Tart from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 2,015 ratings.