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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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Ratings: 2,087
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 522
Gots: 715 | 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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MichaelBigbone, Dec 25, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Got this one at Hill Farmstead. 2013 vintage. From notes.

A - Deep red colour, Good carbonation leading to a head that fizzed away very fast. Never left any lace or retention.

S - Tart cherry, sweet fruit juice, a little woody, dark fruit.

T - Nice tart cherry with sweet fruits there too. Lot's of acidity to finish with a complimentary woody note and some sugar.

M - Strong carbonation, light body, tart finish.

O/D - A well made Flemmish Red. A step below Rodenbach vintages, but definitely showing similar qualities. Tasty and easy to drink. Worthy of the hype and price tag.

tbeckett, Dec 23, 2013
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DerekMorgan, Dec 21, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

one of the better examples of the style from the united states, I have no idea how ive not had it do date. well, yes I do, its over 20 bucks a bottle, and therefore prohibitively expensive, but its the holidays so what the heck. the color is a murky dark red, darker than raspberry jam, lighter than traditional brick red, with one nice inch of white bubbly head on it. it smells of fresh and dried red fruit, from cranberries with their tartness to cherries with their sweetness, even prunes or raisins with their wrinkly gumminess. its lovely all the way through, with a ton of acid making my mouth water for a taste. the flavor is great too, all the fruit into one really sour brew. its got that classic flanders front of tongue acidity, almost too much, and this is a bottle to share for that reason. it puckers me right up, demanding perseverance from my taste buds. long dry finish, didn't think that was possible until this beer. the fruit is nice, the red malt is bigger, and the ph has to be real low. well carbonated body makes it fizzle and snap in my mouth, and the acidity prevents major drinkability. I am intrigued enough by this beer to drink a lot of it, and its quite enjoyable, but at this price their are other serviceable options to get my flanders fix. top quality as always from the bruery.

StonedTrippin, Dec 20, 2013
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Oude Tart from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 2,087 ratings.