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Oude Tart With Sour Cherries - The Bruery

Oude Tart With Sour CherriesOude Tart With Sour Cherries

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527 Ratings
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Ratings: 527
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.11%


Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Oude Tart is our Flemish-style sour red ale that has won back to back World Beer Cup Gold medals in that category, as well as a Great American Beer Festival gold medal for the same. This is that same beer, but now with cherries to compliment the flavors of dark fruit, leather and toasty oak that the original is so well known for. While this beer will certainly age fine, we think that fruited beers are best fresh as the fruit character can dissipate with time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 11-21-2010)
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into tulip 8/1/14 cheers Adam for sharing

A looks like a glass of root beer, not much for head or lace but lots of bubbles, looks like a slow boiling pot of oil

S brown sugar, faint funk, lots of oak, a hint of vanilla, cherries and raspberries, a hint of vinegar, and some chewing tobacco and the faintest hint of smoke that seems out of place, maybe some sulfur?

T a little more woody earthy notes, lots of fruit and barrel, a little more vinegar, not too far from the nose just a little more intensity

M medium bodied, turns my mouth inside out at first but you get used to the sour bite, a little slick after the fact, with oak and cherry on the finish

O well rounded stuff, more sour then sweet, lots of fruit and barrel, just a hint of funk, easy to drink and zero booze at any point

not sure what the price tag is on this one but I doubt I'd buy it over vintage Rodenbach, I'm glad I tried it for sure but I doubt I'd place it on the top 250 IMO

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 03:31:09 | More by wordemupg
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this is wonderful beer, it really is, but im not sure how much the cherries really add to it. i mean, the original beer has a lot of tart cherry notes in it already, but remains balanced and rather true to the flemish red tradition. this edition actually has cherries in it, and while they get lost a bit in one of the most sour beers ive ever had, they give it a gritty sort of sweetness before the acid attack on the back end. deep ruby red in color with a ton of bubbles, no problems there. the nose is sour, but doesnt show nearly the intensity of it that is about to follow. the cherries add a nice layer to the smell, tart and familiar, but they come through a bit sweeter in the taste at first. nice sour red base on the first sip, but ive oude tart enough to know that its about to get gnarly. the sourness here is perhaps the most of any beer i have ever had, in fact im pretty sure it is, it almost hurts my jaw just smelling it. the flavors are awesome for the first few sips, and i get a nice earthiness that comes along with all the cherry, but after about half a glass i cant really taste it much anymore, certainly not as well, because my taste buds have been basically scorched off my tongue by all the acid. im not complaining, i like that, but i could never take down a bottle of this without help, it would turn my guts inside out for sure. the carbonation is high, which amplifies the sourness to even a higher degree. i love this beer, but i may like the base beer better than the cherry version. it just doesnt really need them.

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Oude Tart With Sour Cherries from The Bruery
98 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.