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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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2,088 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,088
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 522
Gots: 717 | 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%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Jordy777, Dec 04, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 Vintage, bottled on 7/29/13
poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: (4)
Pours a murky dark reddish brown with a thick, 2 fingers tall, tightly bubbled tan head that quickly dies down to a mere puck leaving the no lacing behind in it's wake.

Aroma: (4.25)
Tart cherries immediately leap out of the glass towards your nose with accompanying notes of under ripe plum and faint raspberries. Encasing these tart aromatics is a robust, but integrated layer of brettamyces; mostly rustic, worn leather and musty, damp hay. Bringing some balance is a nice background of sweet caramel and bready malt, as well as some toasty vanilla oak character.

Taste: (3.75)
Wow, much more sour than what you'd expect judging from the nose; As soon as the beer touches your tongue, a crushing, mouth watering flood of acidity assaults your palate; predominately waves of lemon juice as well tart cherries. Layered neatly underneath the acidity is some light barnyard funk that resides on your palate up until the tart dry finish. As the beer finishes, only a mere kiss of bready malt tries to cushion the acidity, but is quickly overwhelmed. Left on your palate are long, lingering notes of lemon flesh, cherries, damp earth, light breads and subtle vanilla from the oak barrels.

Mouthfeel: (4)
Medium bodied with high carbonation.

Overall: (3.75)
This is a more than a decent sour red, but it lacks the sweet, bready malt backbone that really differentiates the "Flemish Red" style from the rest of the sour styles. Judging on taste alone, this is a very solid and aggressive, albeit not the most complex sour that I've had. I'd definitely recommend this beer to only the most devout sour fans. Despite what the name says, this is definitely more than just merely "tart".

flayedandskinned, Dec 04, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a snifter. 2013 edition. Bottled 07/31/13.

A: Pours a cloudy dark brown appearing almost black in the glass with a slightly tanned head. Head is fairly quick to dissipate till the point of no head left at all. Not really any lacing.

S: Very pleasant aroma on this one. Cherry as well as other dark fruits with an excellent tart twist. Touch of oak character as well. Vinegar aspect is subdued. Focus is really on the cherry and sour aspects.

T: Right off the bat you can feel the tartness dwelling in your mouth before you even swallow. As soon as you do a flood of cherry hits your tongue adding sweetness to the sour. Oak is in there adding some mellow characteristics. Alcohol is lost in the flavor.

M: Medium to full body with loads of carbonation. Dry and very crisp finish. Nice creamy aspect which is unique. Obviously a puckering beer. Warming to remind you there is booze in here.

Overall can easily understand why this is such a highly revered beer. Really shines in the cherry and sour departments. Paired with some vanilla bean ice cream is delicious.

CloudStrife, Dec 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

theandychrist, Dec 01, 2013
Oude Tart from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 2,088 ratings.