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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,797 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,797
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 498
Gots: 657 | FT: 57
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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3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a Bell's tulip. It's a really nice-looking pour. The beer is very, very dark clear red with a pretty good head for a sour. Retention is also quite good. The nose is so sharp and pungent it reminds me of a hit a wasabi. I get lively tart acidic notes, some sweet cherries, and hints of oak.

Light body and extremely sour flavor. Flanders Red Ale? In name only. This is an American Wild Ale. Lots of tart cherries, granny smith apples, and green grapes up front. At mid-palate, the acidity softens a bit in the mouth, offering a welcome reprieve from the opening salvo. Tannic and wine-like on the back of the palate. The finish leaves my mouth about as dry and withered as it ever gets while drinking beer.

Not the sourest beer I've had (Tart of Darkness destroyed my palate more than this one did), but probably one of the 3 or 4 sourest. The flavor lacks some of the complexity I have experienced in other sours and it could really use just a bit more sweetness for balance. Nevertheless, I know those BAs for whom sours can never get sour enough probably love this beer. I'll have to drink this bomber over two days, otherwise it will destroy the lining of my stomach.

Serving type: bottle

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Oude Tart from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 1,797 ratings.