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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,921
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 510
Gots: 686 | FT: 64
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
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%

thewimperoo, Jan 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jheezee, May 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Lovely85, May 17, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev -6.3%

Poured at the tasting room. Brownish red pour, mostly clear, with a small white head that recedes quickly. Big time sour vinegar aroma, stronger than any other sour I have had. Maybe some light sweet apples and cherries as well. Flavor follows with a massive hit of sour, some light funky vinegar, and a bit of sour fruits. There is a big dry oak influence here that differentiates this from others I have had in the style. Light sweet malts remain on the palate. This was heavier than the Berazzled, and definitely hit the taste buds hard. Enjoyable.

BMMillsy, Nov 09, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +1.2%

A-Deep brown with a one finger head

S-Oak, funk, dark fruits, caramel, candied sugar. Good balance.

T-Nice and sour. Oak, funk, dark fruits and candied sugar like the nose. Balances well together.

M-Medium bodied, not much carbonation.

O-A great sour, the balance was spot on, a great beer that was worth the price tag.

rlee1390, Dec 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

hollywood_15063, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

seeswo, Mar 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

duff247, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Smarty_Pints, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

schopenhauerale, Mar 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Sparky44, Mar 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

jrenihan, Jul 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

kaelingirl, Oct 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

JamLand, Jan 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

VeganUndead, Dec 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

mrebeka, Apr 13, 2013
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4.22/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

Arbitrator, Mar 08, 2010
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%

Thanks ward for this lovely provision
The beer pours like syrupy black cherries with thin tan head that fades before your eyes and has absolutely no retention. The nose is tart and sweet, reminiscent of cherries, with additional notes of oak and a slight acetone. The taste is reserved with subtle hints of wood, cherries, and an almost negligible vinegar. The mouthfeel is sweet and then tart, finishing exceedingly dry. It's very drinkable and refreshing with my duck, venison, and veggie medley...yeah that's how I roll the day after thanksgiving. Definitely worth trying, but considering the price and availability (none), it's probably not a repeat..

ThePorterSorter, Nov 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Stinger80OH, Aug 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Chugs13, Dec 02, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

Received as an extra from Tenchi221, thanks for the "Want" extra Alex!

Pours a deep brown, darker than I expected. The first glass expressed perfect clarity. Thin, tan head with defined bubbles. The aroma is just fantastic. Lactic twang, malt forward, dark breads, excellent.

The flavor is all about balance. It's not as tart or sour as the nose suggested. Full, bready malts followed by a mellow lactic tartness. It's not quite as dry as I usually like sours nor is the carbonation as lively as I usually like but it works well. Really well. This would be a great beer to get someone started on sours because this beer never forgets it's malt bill and never screams at you.

All in all an excellent beer. One I'm very glad I was able to try and will seek out more of. Good stuff!

Brew33, Dec 09, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

ktrillionaire, May 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

notchucknorris, Jan 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

nrbw23, Feb 10, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev -5.4%

A: Pours a deep red-brown with a finger and a half of white head.

S: Tart, lactic nose up front. Cherry, vanilla and a touch of oak linger This smells excellent.

T: Moderately tart, with cherry and vinuous notes. Oak, vanilla and barrel tannins linger. Nice flavors, but nothing overwhelming.

M: Medium bodied. Almost a bit undercarbonated for how I prefer the style.

O: A nice beer. Tasty, and since I have two more bottles, I'll drink again. Not my favorite of the style. Not even close to Cuvee de Jacobins Rouge as far as flavor. On par with Rodenbach Grand Cru, but at double the cost, it's a tough sell.

vonnegut21, Jan 08, 2013
Oude Tart from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 1,921 ratings.