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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
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world-class

1,800 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,800
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 498
Gots: 658 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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mltobin

Connecticut

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

Split a bottle with a couple of friends, poured into a wine glass.

Appearance is dark red - brown with a short head. Its` nose hits right away with vinegar, dried fruits and funk. For the taste, there are cherries, certainly a tartness as the name implies, a little flavor of red wine too. Mouthfeel is medium, rich, it makes you pucker and some of the sourness lingers. But, it is a in pleasant manner. Had this a few times, but wanted to finally take some notes. It is nice that it is now easy to get in the New York area.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 00:56:59 | More by mltobin
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle received as a great extra in a trade with barrydotcom. Thanks for this big want of mine Barry! Poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Bottle opens with a huge rush of carbonation, but thankfully no gusher here. Pours a sorta muddy reddish brown color with 2 fingers of tan, loose soda like head the fizzes away and falls to the surface. A strong, effervescent carbonation keeps this from ever truly disappearing constantly replenishing the bubbles as they fizz out. No lacing left on the glass.

S - Interesting mix of aromas. I'm getting cherries up front, some acetic/vinegary sour notes, red wine and a bit of oak.

T - Flavor follows the aroma quite closely. Nice medium intensity acetic tartness. Cherries and red wine-like flavors really take center stage though. Just a hint of lingering sweetness on the swallow to smooth things out. Woody oak flavors appear at the end and into the aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied (if anything tending just toward the lighter side) with ample carbonation. Carbonation is fluffy and creamy feeling, maybe a bit foamy. The high level is noticeable, but it feels right here. Tartness fills the mouth nicely but barely causes any puckering sensation. Wood flavors linger well into the aftertaste.

D - This is another fine effort from the Bruery. Alcohol is a bit high at 7.5% to be an easy drinking session beer, but it is a bit scary with its smoothness. Don't notice the alcohol and the flavors here just entice you to take sip after sip. A very nice Oud Bruin...really enjoying this beer on a nice crisp early summer evening. Really glad to be able to try this one. Thanks again Barry!

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2010 00:40:04 | More by portia99
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Photekut

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-15-2011 01:24:23 | More by Photekut
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wine glass.

Appearance
Murky deep brown/red with a short head that quickly dissipates.

Nose
Sour cherry, red wine, vinegar and naked oak.

Taste
Tons of sour pie cherries and vinegar. Notes of red wine and musty basement. Some citric lemon and a hint of leather. Light notes of oak and sawdust.

Mouthfeel
Light-medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Moderate-heavy sourness.

Overall
A fantastic Flanders Red! I enjoyed every second of drinking this and had a frowny face when I ran out. :(

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 18:47:27 | More by justintcoons
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NEhophead

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Armsby Abbey on 10/08/2012.
Served in a tulip.

Dark oak in color beneath a creamy, somewhat carbonated white head that leaves some thin and ringed lacing down the tulip. Aromatics range from sour, vinous fruit to a slight peat moss quality. Very fresh tasting: a bright and clean tartness; apple, orange, and plum. The slight toasted malt sweetness provides a nice balance to the sour qualities, even adding a tough of richness at times. Medium bodied; mellow on the palate for the style, very smooth and drinkable. A really great offering that leaves me wanting more.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2012 19:19:09 | More by NEhophead
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Mikey711 for the great trade! Poured from a 750ml. wine bottle into a Portsmouth snifter. Shared with schen9303.

A: Heavy pour yields a slightly greyish tan 3 finger semi-fine head with outstanding legs. As I swirl the glass, the foamy monstrosity sitting atop my beer is barely disturbed. Great retention also. Beer itself is a near opaque brownish purple. Lacing is stringy and spotty, almost not deserving of the head.

S: Woody funk, oak, vinegary funk, and sour fruit. This is your prototypical sour fragrance and it doesn't dissapoint. Emanates rather profoundly from the massive head.

T: Great balance here. Vinegary at the start with an almost puckeringly pleasant tartness. Woody funk is noticeably present. Fresh, under-ripe plums add their touch as well as a slightly sour strawberry sweetness. This flavor takes over towards the end and dissipates in a dry, saliva-sucking finish.

M: Light to medium bodied, highly coarse, and carbonated. Mouth is watery but its so sour that this almost seems strangely viscous because of saliva build-up. Finish is exceedingly dry and clean.

D: A surprise for me to be sure. I really wanted to try this from the start but wasn't quite expecting the exceptional brew that I got. Excellently balanced with a nice complexity that is easy to appreciate due to its not being overwhelming. Very tasty and I hope I'll get the chance to revisit this one again.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2010 04:02:23 | More by SpeedwayJim
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.48/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a dark orange-brown with half a finger of off white head that completely vanishes with no lacing.

S: sour and tart cherries dominate the aroma with other aour fruits and a little funk.

T: tart and sour cherries dominate here as well with some slight acetic and funky flavors.

M: medium-light body with lowish carbonation, this beer is nice and refreshing.

O: a solid sour overall, though lacking in complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2012 00:18:23 | More by n2185
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Texas

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Alberta (Canada)

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Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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Oude Tart from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 1,800 ratings.