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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,800
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 498
Gots: 658 | 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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12-11-2011 23:42:35 | More by HopStoopid120
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

10-28-2012 03:12:31 | More by JRod1969
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New York

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 03:41:53 | More by vonnegut21
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4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Frank (lurchingbeast) for hooking me up with these beers. Cheers! 2011 750ml bottle split with my brother-in-law.

Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a dark mahogany color. About a half finger of head is achieved with a harder pour that dissipates quickly leaving zero lacing.

Smell – Tart cherries, heavy oak, vinegar, decent malt.

Taste – As with the aroma, tart cherries, lots of oak and tannins, slight vanilla, heavier malty backbone. A hint of vinegar aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, a bit creamy, lower carbonation.

Overall – A decent beer but nothing that blows me out of the water. I hope this gets a bit more tart in time…as with other “sour” beers from the Bruery, it has a bit too much of a malty backbone for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 01:14:32 | More by SpdKilz
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06-04-2013 03:05:10 | More by Zach136
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3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 vintage. Received from the generous neorunner in the Blind Beers BIF and reviewed blind.

Pours from the bottle a deep amber that coalesces in the glass to opaque dark chocolate. There's only a little clarity and maroon highlights, revealed by a hold to the light. A prodigious foamy head of medium tan about two fingers tall pops and fizzles away rather quickly, becoming a thin yet creamy and resilient top layer. The second pour from the 750 begets an even larger head about four fingers tall, but it still fizzles out with alacrity. Not much in the way of lace.

In the nose: Dr. Pepper, a tiny bit of vanilla, some cherries and moderate tartness.

The sour notes are kicked up a notch in the flavor and matched with a nice sweetness. Cola, vanilla, black cherries and some vinous oak meld to create a profile that makes me think of sour black cherry soda.

A light, tickly carbonation causes the beer to fizz up quite a bit as it moves about the mouth. The body is soft and medium-light, while the alcohol is noticeable as a slight warming in my throat.

Drinkability is decent. The tartness never becomes overpowering, and the flavor profile is nice, but fairly basic.

Serving type: bottle

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11-23-2011 14:15:04 | More by waiting4lunch
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New Hampshire

4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle.

Pours dark mahogany with amber edgework. A minimal head of bone fades quick to reveal a placid surface with zero lacing.

Aromatics lead off with sour apples, balsamic-drizzeled toffee, and wine-soaked oak. Hints of tart cherries, port, and rhubarb follow through.

Medium bodied with a sharp mouthfeel. A bit tacky as well.

Apples soaked in wine and balsamic start the palate. A drying oakyness steps forward along with soured fruit and bright acid.

Finishes with a lingering sourness, acid-laced red fruits, and a wine-like vineousity.

A tasty and substantial sour. The sourness level is right on for someone who prefers a more aggressively sour beer.

Serving type: bottle

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4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Oude Tart pour a flat muddy brown with a tiny head. Only a few spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is tart with Belgian spice and barrel notes. Cherries, oak, vanilla, and a little coriander.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is soft and smooth with moderate carbonation. The flavor begins tart and acidic with cherry and peach tastes. Oak and vanilla is present along with a little cinnamon. It finishes tart with lingering fruity notes.

This is a full flavored very tasty beer. Lots of tartness with a nice oaky/vanilla barrel notes.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 22:50:32 | More by WanderingFool
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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

A - A loud hiss is heard as the cap is removed. It pours a nice dark amber color with a nice ecru head that is of medium density. There is some nice active carbonation with each pour. The head is retained for a while but actively dissipates to a thin mat.

S - Strong tartness. Balsamic vinaigrette. Sour fruit notes with some cherries and some nice slight vinous notes. The funk is awesome. There are some tobacco notes as well as some nice woody oaky notes. There are some nice mild flowery notes as well as some nice dark fruit slight sweetness that is inviting. Slight molasses notes as well.

T & M - Starts off with tons of tartness. Very sour funk notes. Then there is a slight dark fruit sweetness that pops up just enough to tame the sour beast. Its a real sour beer that doesn't make you pucker too much. There are some nice woody notes that offer some spice as well as some mild dark cherry and slight caramel sweetness in the middle portion. As the beer finishes the tartness pops back up along with continuing wood notes. There are some leathery characteristics as well as some funk notes. This is a great beer. Top of its class in terms of the style.

O - Very good beer especially as it warms when the sour notes taper down a bit and the more complex dark fruit notes begin to show up.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 00:33:28 | More by JoEBoBpr
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-12-2013 05:54:04 | More by VeganUndead
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New York

4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a hazy dark copper color.

The aroma is extremely tart and sour, with a good amount of oak and dark fruit, raisin, cherries sweetness. There's also that vinegar sourness.

The flavor follows with a bit of fruity sweetness in the front, and then it just attacks you with a vinegary tartness that really puckers your mouth. along with fruity cherry and grape sourness. One of the more sour beers I have had. There's a bit of oak that dries the beer.

This is really an exceptional sour. I really love how complex and sour it is.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2013 00:32:32 | More by dar482
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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New Hampshire

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4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

reviewed from notes.

pours a kinda murky brownish orange color-- like the leaves in the fall... actually, a pretty good match to the color of the label on the bottle.
The nose is bright, oaky, vinegary, and a bit citrusy. Smells great, and the taste is not a let down. Taste has a hint of acidic white grapes with some oakiness and vinegar. A touch of sweetness up front blends nicely into the sourness at the back end.
Very solid sour beer here.
Mouthfeel is good-- carbonation is nice.
Overall-- excellent beer right here. Go get one!

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 02:58:48 | More by AleWatcher
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4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-dark ruby amber color with a decent off-white head and no lacing

S-dark fruit, red wine vinegar, oak, little vanilla and caramel

T-sour cherry, raspberry, vinous, oak, light caramel malt, hint of vanilla

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp, tart and astringent

O-really nice representation of the style, nice flavor

Serving type: on-tap

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Oude Tart from The Bruery
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