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Oude Tart - The Bruery

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2,209 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,209
Reviews: 371
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 534
Gots: 766 | FT: 67
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Overlord on 12-20-2009

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.
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4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
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

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Oude Tart from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 2,209 ratings.