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Oude Tart With Sour Cherries - The Bruery

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967 Ratings
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Ratings: 967
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.9%
Wants: 421
Gots: 221 | FT: 38
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
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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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Rifugium
3.62/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oude Tart is one of the few Bruery beers I like, but somehow this version didn't really do anything for me. Dark ruddy brown pour with a thin, wispy head; minimal retention and lacing was not surprising. Fairly tart aroma, as would be expected, some earthy funk, notes of phenolic cherry. More of this in the taste, tart, somewhat acetic, earthy, funky, oaky, overripe cherry pulp, leather, cherry cough syrup, with a slightly tea-like herbal quality coming through. Medium body, slightly chewy mouthfeel, with a sour prickle to it. Seemed kind of like an "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" scenario to me, where they took an already decent base beer and went just a little too far. Still good, but I prefer the original.

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the new tasting room.

A: Pours a slightly hazy reddish-brown with a thin tan head which leaves no lace.

N: Cherries, oak tannin, tart vinegar notes.

T: Woody oak saturated with bright and fruity semi-sweet cherries. Plenty of tannins and tartness on the finish.

M: Medium body and semi-moderate carbonation. Nice sweetness up front with tart finish.

O: Very good and such a treat to have.

Photo of drabmuh
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of beernads
4/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of drewone
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of mdfb79
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 03/12/11 notes. Was very excited to see this added to the day session at EBF, as I love the the normal version of Oude Tart.

a - Pours a dark ruby red color with an inch of head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of tart cherries, oak, sour dark fruits, wine, and vinegar. Lots of sour dark fruits which I really like.

t - Tastes of tart cherries, other sour dark fruits, oak, vinegar, and some acedic notes. Mouth puckeringly sour, really enjoyable.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Mouth puckering it's so south, which I love.

d - Overall I thought this was a really great beer; pretty on par with the regular Oude Tart, just more focused around cherries. Would love to have this one again and it was one of the best beers at EBF.

Photo of InspectorBob
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of DrBier
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of orangesol
4.22/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the bruery RS party into a taster glass. Glad I got a sample of this.

A - Pours deep brown with a small head leaving little to no lacing down the glass. Nothing special really.

S - Similar to supplication. Tart cherries, oak, vanilla sweetness mix well with a lightly toasted malt center. Pretty good but it kind of works against itself.

T - Quite a bit of sour cherries up front with a moderate amount of lingering acidity. Plenty of chunky cherry flavor adds a touch of sweetness. Some vanilla and oak come thru once the acidity dye down. One of the best beers at the party. Very nice stuff.

M - Good body with a lingering tart cherrie feel. The carbonation was a little low but it worked in its favor I think. Pretty good.

D - I am glad I got a sample of this. It could have used a bit more cherries but it was still pretty good. I hope they end up bottling it at some point. I would love to have a few.

Photo of Halcyondays
4.22/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Bruery,

A: Pours a ruddy ultra cloudy red, no head.

S: Cherry jam, acetic acid, nice nose.

T: Full cherry taste like sour cherry jam. The acidity just adds another dimension to this and melds seamlessly with the cherries. Like a soured NG Belgian Red is the highest praise I can give it.

M: Moderate acid, smooth, tangy.

D: Cherries are just a great complement to the already phenomenal Oude Tart, glad I got to try it.

Photo of stakem
4.04/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle into a matching Bruery snifter. The brew appears a dark brown color with a rich dark khaki to lighter brown cap 2 fingers strong. The cap fades to a thin film across the top. Lighter brown clarity is seen through the edges when held to the light. A swirl hardly revives a finger that is quick to fade.

The aroma is tart and funky with an oaked barrel presence that blends into some vanilla, caramel and cherry. Some classic sour cherry notes are already present in this beer but the cherry addition takes it up another notch which is enjoyable without getting medicinal.

The flavor is very tart with some earth and oak barrel. A mild touch of funk and raw barrel with a slight vanilla and caramel taste before the cherry fruited aspects. The sourness is pretty intense, almost acedic. There are at times a bit of herbal flavor that blends to a very natural cherry fruit inclusion like the pits and over-ripe cherry. It gets mildly medicinal with more sips.

This is a medium bodied brew with with a modest to lighter level of carbonation. It is quite a nice upgrade from the base brew. The cherry inclusion is very enjoyable but it is quite sharp though and that hinders the overall drinkability a little for me.

Photo of imperialking
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of yourefragile
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mothman
3.97/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light layer of tan khaki head. Color is a murky caramel brown. Not very appealing.

Aroma: Oaky and vanilla with sour cherries. Kind of tart. Pretty sweet though. Kind of malty with some caramel showing.

Taste: A lot tarter here. Oaky, vanilla, spice, and sweetness. Fits the flemish red category well. Sour.

Mouthfeel: Tart, but not overdone. Medium bodied with a lower amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, I can't say this is better than Oude Tart, but I can't say it's worse. They both have their own qualities that I like in them. Prettty drinkable.

Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served alongside Oude Tart. Similar appearance to the standard version. Russet to ruby hued with a fizzy beige collar. Lots of sour cherries and oak with ample funk presence. Piquant and intense. Sour cherries take center stage. Puckering finish with a drying oak presence. Medium bodied and palate coating. Delicious.

Photo of BARFLYB
3.5/5  rDev -21%

Photo of DoubleJ
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Oude Tart...with cherries?!? No wonder I thought Oude Tart tasted different. Let's see what I can remember:

Dark red with a splash of red-violet in color, head is non-existent. Sweet and tart smelling upfront, strawberry and cherry tartness, plus the sweetness found in cherries. In its taste, the beer comes out much sweeter tasting than reguar Oude Tart. Sweet cherries, some caramel oozing out, moderate tartness (in other words, less tart than the original) round it out. There's less straightforward acidity because of the additional layer and intensity of flavors, but still enough to slow down how quick you consume the beer in hand.

With cherries or without? That is the question. Better yet, drink both versions and you won't have that problem.

Photo of atrocity
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ShanePB
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Oude Tart With Sour Cherries from The Bruery
98 out of 100 based on 967 ratings.