Oude Tart With Sour Cherries - The Bruery

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Reviews: 77
Hads: 1,055
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 1.61%
Wants: 465
Gots: 231 | FT: 38
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: womencantsail on 11-21-2010

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.
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4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stunning.

Pours a surprisingly brownish ruddy color, with an also surprisingly robust tan head.

Smells like CHERRIES!!, and also some vinegar/vinous notes, a bit of .. oak/wood ... and a hint of MOAR CHERRIES!!

Cherries just make a completely natural addition to the base beer. The come across as mostly tart, but a hint of residual sweetness shines through and lightens up the wood/oak/slightly leathery/very vinous/vinegar base. Acetic tones really pop out and molest your tongue. Just very well blended given how complex it is, and the fruit is fresh and puckering.

Mouthfeel is thick, yet also effervescent.

Really a superlative beer. (644 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Bruery -bal tasting

A: The pour is a murky dark reddish-brown color with a minimal khaki colored head forming.

S: Lots of sour cherry notes right off the bat, as I hoped for. A bit more vinegar than I recall the regular Oude Tart having. Lots of vinous red wine notes as well.

T: This one is quite sour with a moderate amount of acetic acid. Plenty of cherry flavor both in terms of the flesh and skins as well as oak, wine, and just at touch of sweetness.

M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation, dry finish, and quite puckering overall.

D: Probably the best beer of the event/afternoon. The addition of cherries seemed like a natural addition to this beer, and they certainly were. (712 characters)

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Oude Tart With Sour Cherries from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.