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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,796
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 498
Gots: 657 | FT: 57
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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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

10-14-2012 17:19:14 | More by Daniellobo
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

01-07-2013 00:21:10 | More by IdrinkGas
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4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Kevin for sharing this!

A- Body is a quite foggy, translucent, mahogany hue. Pours with a 1 finger or so soapy off-white head that has good retention. Traces of lacing are left behind in the glass.

S- Nose is moderate in strength but soft and balanced. Vanilla, oak, a hint of acidic tartness, and dark fruit.

T- Upfront an mild acidic tartness comes through that is the highlight of the profile but balanced with everything underneath. A hint of vinegar, slight sugary sweetness, lots of both soaked and dusty oak. Flavor is pretty consistent throughout and what lingers are faint impressions of the initial flavor.

M-Nice full body, with soft, but full carbonation. Quite smooth.

D- This is a very good, well balanced, oud bruin overall.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2010 15:00:31 | More by PittBeerGirl
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

10-23-2013 14:56:14 | More by MSandahl23
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-11-2012 23:13:31 | More by seeswo
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -18%

06-30-2013 19:09:10 | More by LoveStout
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North Carolina

4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

@ Tyler's Bottle Shop

Served a deep, auburn colored body with only a slim, bubbly covering on top. Tart, acidic fruity aroma...cherry, vinegar, brown sugar, dry floral notes, and a warm spiciness. Juicy, tart flavor: sour apple, berry, light wood, some wine, and not too much sweetness from the malt. Dry and lightly effervescent making for a super refreshing beverage. Very, very satisfying and delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

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07-18-2013 04:09:25 | More by duff247
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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

reviewed from notes taken 6/16/12.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: dark red with one finger of white head.

Smell: mildly tart cherries, oak, earthy, and roses round out the nose.

Taste: mild tart cherries and other fruits. Oaky and earthy it follows the nose fairly well.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbontion. Its a clean yet tart mmouthfeel. A semi-dry finish.

Overall: Really enjoyed this Bruery beer! Its a really tasty flanders red. Really liking this beer style more and more lately. Thanks for bring this to the bruery tasting duff!

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 01:17:57 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chilled bottle into a glass. I've had this three times now, each with an angry, baleful glance that I wasn't taking notes and reviewing this properly. In my effort to hype CA beers, I'm uploading the requisite review.

A: Pours a murky maroon-amber-orange body in the glass. It develops a finger of off-white head, which retains very well before retreating into a thin film with a moderate collar. Nice lacing during the sips.

S: Lactic sourness, oak, cherry skins, leather.

T: Same; it's driven by tart cherries, contributing a mild bitterness from the skins and oak tannins. The finish brings out restrained bursts of supple leather, cheese, and some brown sugar. The aftertaste is mostly tannins and cherry flavor (not the sweetness). Mild balsamic vinegar, but I'm happy that there isn't much acetic acid to this, unlike Rodenbach Grand Cru.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation. A fairly crisp, clean flavor.

D: Like I said, I had this thrice and enjoyed it. Too bad it took me so long to get around to uploading a review. This is genuinely good, and it's making me catch on to what everyone else seems to know already: The Bruery is worth watching. I'd buy a bottle of this, and then weep silently because I can't eat for a week.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2010 06:16:03 | More by Arbitrator
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cheers, mrbubbler!

Appearance. Pours a hazy amber-brown with 1.5 fingers of thick, light khaki head that doesn't hang out for too long.

Smell. Sour, tart cherries, sweet melon and berries, some old dank wood and just a faint hint of fruity belgian yeast.

Taste. Old wood and sour, light cherry, a little leather and funk. Light on the sweet and some nice tartness. A little bit of red wine in the finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Very nice brew. Nice complexity, as far as the style goes anyways. Enjoyed more as it warmed ...and the more I drank. Funny how that often happens.

Serving type: bottle

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4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Alex and Bryna for the bottle. Consumed with beersack.

A - It pours an auburn-mahogany hue, and is capped with a splotchy tan head. Looks rustic, which is par for the Oud Bruin course.

S - The nose is strongly acetic, with notes of rotten apple and peach suggested. There is a good amount of wet wood and sweet brown sugar - cinnamon in the nose once the relative pungency of the acidity wears off. The nose, again, like the look, is rustic.

T - The flavor is acetic and tannic, fairly strongly, and is accentuated by slight unripe berry accents, or perhaps something astringent like pomegranate or cranberry. The apple and peach notes of the nose are there on the finish, along with a surprising amount of vanilla.

M - The feel is dry and somewhat sharp; the feel is enhancing.

O - This is a pretty good beer; it strikes me as somewhat akin to a very acidic Rodenbach Grand Cru.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Serving type: bottle

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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A- pours a very dark reddish/brown with a three finger tan head that quickly wisps away to a thin lever. Darker than I thought actually, but not a big deal

S- tons of cherries come through in the nose...almost sickly sweet, and they smell delicious

T- tartness is very light, but still there. Lots of black cherry comes through, with a low level of acidity as well

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Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 00:01:38 | More by bigfnjoe
Oude Tart from The Bruery
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