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Oude Tart With Sour Cherries - The Bruery

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Reviews: 81
Hads: 1,062
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 1.85%
Wants: 470
Gots: 227 | FT: 37
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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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Photo of Gobzilla
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark murky brown with reddish yellow highlights that had a thin head and left very little lacing sticking to the glass. The aroma was huge on the cherries along with mild vinegar, acidic character, oakiness, and faint citrus notes. The taste was also slammed by the cherries with vinegar, oaky, tart, and acidic accents but did have a touch of citrus that added a little dimension; nice cherry bomb. The brew was medium in body with a low amount of carbonation which had a sweet , fruity, slight acidic, but oaky sticky tart finish. It drank real good and was glad that this was left over to try after the reseve society party. Nice beer all around, I honestly hope they can find it in them to bottle this tasty goodness. (730 characters)

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle opened on 9.20.13

A - Pours a dark cola brown with a dark tan head that is gone fast.

S - Tart, sweet, lots of cherry.

T - Subtle at first, then tart bourbon/oak barrel with a sweet tart cherry finish.

D - Good carbonation with a light to medium body.

O - Oude tart with a nice oaky-cherry finish. Nice. (315 characters)

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazing appearance, looks straight up like supplication with even more redness and grittyness to i, lacking much if any head to it. Great aroma, super sour, oak and vanilla.

Taste, fantastic. Puckering sourness, cherry really comes out in this one. Lots of the cherry sweetness, but the sour to back it up and not make the sweetness bothersome. Great job with the brett, never fades, intense, not the type of wild ale you should probably introduce one too (gf made the keith stone bitter beer face when I gave it to her, thereby making me smile).

Will definitely be looking for this one again and again at Bruery events. (623 characters)

Photo of wordemupg
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
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 (983 characters)

Photo of rudzud
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark garnet hue with a quarter inch head that fades to leave next to no head. Pretty standard.

S - Aromas of bright cherries, sour leather, sweet malts, nice slightly funky sour notes. Nice sour pit notes.

T - Taste is very nicely sour cherries, faint vanilla, light leather. The cherries are bright and super sour. The balance of vanilla, malts, leathery and cherries are dopey harmonious. Well done.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, crisp and sour. Nice tart barrel notes.

O - Overall I enjoyed this beer quite a bit, good cherry notes. It added nicely to this beer, very enjoyable (658 characters)

Photo of DefenCorps
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you, Abraham.

A mildly hazy dark brown with reddish highlights, there's a short lived brown head that falls off to a wispy ring rather quickly. The nose is really nice. This isn't a subtle beer (neither is the base beer) - dark, brooding, leathery malts with a little sweetness, oak tannins, red wine, a faint touch of vinegar and a burst of sour cherries are all present. As it warms up, it gains a floral note, along with rose hips, a little bit of hibiscus and some dark fruit, all of which work quite nicely with the red wine base. Impressive.

As nice as the nose is, the palate really shines. Plenty sour with a blend of moderate red wine vinegar and plenty of sour cherries, bursting, fresh and unabashedly flavorful. Leathery, tannic and with a touch of tobacco, the contrast here is really nice. Tannic red wine, especially on the mid-palate, is present. Sour on the finish with a fleshy, fruity, juicy sour cherry flavor dominating, there's also a touch of meat, a flavor I've found in more than one oud bruin (I'm not making this up, I swear. Medium light in body, moderately carbonated, this beer feels good on the palate. Both the base beer and the fruited version are intense, but this particular batch manages to channel the intensity in ways that make this really work. Recommended. (1,306 characters)

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml capped bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
7.5% ABV, 2013 Edition, Best enjoyed fresh for the full fruit flavor. Best stored and cellared around 55°F, ideal serving temperature is 50°F. Best served in a tulip or wine glass.

A - Visibly clear through the pour, this beer ends up a dark brown color in the glass and is topped by a surprisingly long-lasting cap of tan foam for how acidic the beer smells.

S - Sour, astringent cherry skin is the perfect compliment to the vinegar-based acidic, sour aroma of Oude Tart. Toasted malt peeks through with bread crust and notes of caramel sweetness for some sort of sour balance.

T - Heavy oak barrel dominates the flavor with sharp cherry skin following close behind but any malt flavor is transparent and tertiary to the barrel and flagrant vinegar sourness. Tobacco and leather suggestions come from a combination of the oak and barrel and sour power for a closing punctuation.

M - Incredibly sour, Oude Tart with Cherries is a pucker-up beer with an abundance of tiny carbonation bubbles and an astringent, tart finish. Perfection!

O - The thoughtful addition of cherries to Oude Tart, an already sour base beer, brings a harmonious congregation of assertive flavors to the table; oak, cherry skin, tobacco, and leather, just to name a few. It's tear-jerking sourness will more than satisfy the cravings of any sour power lover, making it one hell of a beer! (1,417 characters)

Photo of thagr81us
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from tap into a Bruery sampler imperial pint at the Reserve Society Party. Poured a murky brown with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sour, tart, and cherries. The flavor was of sweet malt, sour, tart, citrus, and very slight cherries. It had a light feel on the palate with med-high carbonation. Overall this brew was quite excellent. The cherries were definitely a nice touch as when compared to the regular version of Oude Tart. If you like sours you will definitely enjoy this one with its well balanced flavors and good aroma to bring you back for more. A definite must try. (712 characters)

Photo of sweemzander
4.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750mL bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a deep murky mahogany brown color. Some decent tan colored froth and lacing.

(S)- Huge aromas of tart cherries and slightly funky oak. Very cherry pie-like, only with the deep funk.

(T)- Again, very cherry pie-like. Big jammy cherries meets the funky oak. Great sour acidity.

(M)- A great carbonation level and balance. The cherries really bring on extra dimension to the base with that extra jammy sweetness.

(O)- I am already a big fan of the base beer, but the addition of cherries really adds an extra layer of complexity and dimension making this something really special. (629 characters)

Photo of popery
3.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2013. The beer is a dark brownish red color. A bit too dark to gauge the clarity. Reluctant head but a vigorous pour got a few fizzy fingers of brown bubbles. Dissipates to nothing after a bit. Medium vinegar in the aroma. Light toasty sugar, dark fruit and wood. A fairly juicy sour cherry character. Nice Flemish red character without the off maltiness of some examples. The taste is medium-strong sour, solid tart fruitiness and light malt sweetness. Less cherries but they’re still present. Good bit of acidity. Mild caramel. Some other dark stone fruit fruitiness. While this is a definite step up from the regular version of Oude Tart, it’s still a bit harsh for my taste, though I probably have some bias against the style. Oaky finish. Solid pucker. Light medium body. Pretty good. (793 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer has the familiar Oude Tart flavors of vinegar, that heavy tartness through, and a mild caramel sweetness. However, the muddled bland cherries interfere with the brew. They make the beer less bright and sour. Instead, there's a stale cherry flavor that does not pop of fresh tart fruit, but instead of artificial.

A clear loser compare to the simple great base. (370 characters)

Photo of FosterJM
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

171st review on BA
on tap at RS party

App-The pour is much the same as the regular oude tart. Was a very nice pour.

Smell- I was really hoping The Bruery guys would kick this up a notch and they did with the cherry scents. A tiny bit more vinegar note but thats okay

Taste- This one is pretty sour but with each sour I had today at the RS party I am liking the style better. Great flavors with a small bit of sweet added.

Mouth- Made my mouth pucker a little and was a dry finish with a medium body and the right amount of carbonation.

Drink- Superb beer in my opinion. I really enjoyed it along with Choc rain and 57 wild for the day. (640 characters)

Photo of rlee1390
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-Brown in the glass, two finger off white head that lingers and tries to give some laving.

S-Mild cherries, brown ale base is there, some oak and leather.

T-Starts with mild cherries and tartness. Bourbon. More oak than bourbon. Leathery.

M- Medium to heavier, nice carbonation.

O-The cherries add a nice layer to an already yummy beer. (343 characters)

Photo of ehammond1
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

The Bruery RS Initiation Party 2012

A dark brown and cherry red with glowing red edges. Thin half-inch light tan head atop. Pretty.

A powerfully aromatic sour. There's plenty of sweet fruit aromas, particularly cherries and grapes, along with a mellow woody aroma. Very tart nose.

A delicious sour with lots of cherry and wood character. Balanced, sweet, tangy, woody, spicy, then more sweetness. Delicious.

Medium body, lip puckering, no alcohol presence.

An absolutely fantastic sour. Great beer! (511 characters)

Photo of homebrew311
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a deep red with nice clarity and not much head. Nose is entirely different than regular oude tart. Tons of cherry skin, dark fruit, lactobacillus, and a bit of oak. The flavor is very sour with tons of tart cherry, oak, berry skin, and tannins. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated. Overall, this is a different beast than the base beer. (345 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice deep dark color still gives off of cherry redness as the head is filled with effervescence.

The aroma is of syrupy cherry, dark dried fruits, oak and coconut.

The flavors are are tart but tempered with the cherry being less syrupy and the dried dark fruits a little more prevalent. The oak is nice and woody with a creamy coconut. There is a hidden taste throughout that has a grainy, earthy and raw character but I was remiss to verbalize it. I decided to read the label and the brewers first descriptor is leather, so he got it too.

The feel is creamy and smooth with very little carbonated bite. This does give one the feeling it needs to be sipped and not drunk done quickly. (687 characters)

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dull, dark brown highlighted by hues of garnet in the light, a thin fizzling halo of off-white head, and no sediment. The nose has molasses sweetness touched by cherry upfront that's followed by oak, some acetone, and a slightly poopy fart. A similar molasses sweetness washes over the palate in the beer's taste and transitions into subtle tart cherries and modest oak. The beer has a heavy-medium, chewy body with minimal carbonation or alcohol, palate coating and mildly abrasive cherries and oak, and a dry, tannic finish. This beer is big and flavorful, the cherries have faded some, but very drinkable and relatively balanced. (649 characters)

Photo of Overlord
4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
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 nickd717
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at The Bruery under the "Thanksgiving leftovers" section. Was amazed to show up and see this, Cherry Chocolate Rain, -bal aged Coton, and Sour Rugbrod with lingonberries all on tap. Mega score. I couldn't help but get shitfaced in front of my fiancee's teetotaling parents. That's life I guess.

This beer pours a hazy deep cherry red color with little head to speak of. Not the best appearance, but for this beer it works.

The aroma is excellent, slightly acetic and tart with big cherry notes and some spices. Not too nose-burning.

The flavor is excellent, almost off-the-charts. Nice malty character, with slight caramel, red berries, and a slight hint of vinegar. Huge, huge sweet and sour cherries on the finish. Like almost Wisconsin Belgian Red magnitude cherry flavor. There's also a great tartness to it, bretty and lactic.

Nice acidic palate with low carbonation and a spicy and sour tingling to it, which I really liked.

This is the best wild ale I've ever had from The Bruery. They really nailed it. (1,031 characters)

Photo of pkalix
4.89/5  rDev +12.9%

wow! very nice.... certainly a 'must' if you like the 'wilds' or 'sours' or 'flanders'.... I really enjoyed this... tart and cherries, as advertised, of course. (161 characters)

Photo of portia99
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle (bottled on 6/22/13) poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a deep brown color with two fingers of thick, dense tan foam with decent staying power. Slowly fizzes away towards the surface without leaving much lacing at all.

S - Nice earthy funk up front. Some caramelly sweet aroma, fairly intense tartness, lots of woody oak, big sour cherry aroma.

T - Quite tart and sour overall inducing a strong pucker on first sip. Cherries take the lead with big fruit flavor and injecting its own tart flavors into the beer. Lots of woody oak in here too. A somewhat earthy, lightly sweet malt base.

M - Lightish medium body with a strong, fizzy carbonation. Medium funkiness, big sour and tart flavors, fruity - rather puckering. Lingering tartness that gives a fairly dry finish.

O - Very nice sour beer. As much as I enjoy the regular version of Oude Tart, this is a notch above it. Cherries accompany the beer quite well and add some additional complexity. (967 characters)

Photo of macrosmatic
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Firestone Walker snifter glass.

A: Dark brown with hints of deep crimson, and some haze but stays translucent. Forms a thin off-white head, with low visible carbonation.

S: Sour cherries, puckering acetic acid, rich toasted malt, and a touch of lemon tartness and oak tannins.

T: Dry and puckering acetic character up front, and sour cherries, dry oak tannins, roasted malts and finishes with big cherry fruity flavor that's acetic tart and sour. Finishes fairly dry as well.

M: Body is on the light side, but not at all watery. Alcohol is well-hidden, and good carbonation sensation.

O: This was very tasty. The cherry flavor was unmistakeable without being at all artificial, and the rest of the beer was plenty big enough to stand up to the big cherry presence. Good levels of sourness as well. I really enjoyed this one. (883 characters)

Photo of inlimbo77
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml, Riedel snifter
Summer 2013 bottling

A: Brownish ruby red in color. Seems a little darker than regular OT. Initially a night thin head of light tan. Forms a collar.

S: Definitely getting those cherries. Balsamic vinegar. Vanilla. Sweetness. Oak.

T: Right up front you get blasted with that tart sour fruit. Deep tart cherry. Medium bodied. Very dry in back end. Really taste that wood.

M: Medium bodied. Carbonation OK. (429 characters)

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a nice dark murky brown with a light cream colored thin yet dense head. Gorgeous tight bubbles form a nice cake that recedes pretty quickly down to a nice ring around the glass.

Aroma is amazing. Notes of sour balsamic vinegar. Notes of leather and tart apple skin in the nose. Some mild smoky tobacco notes are in the nose as well. Great sour cherry notes in the middle that carry all the way towards the end. Chalky tartness with a mild fruit/sugary sweetness in the nose.

Flavor starts off with strong sharp tart notes. Balsamic vinegar notes are intense and really hit the palette hard. Notes of leather and some slight wood funk are present. There is a nice yeasty note mixed in with the sourness. The sourness starts of vinegary but turns into more of a cherry and sour apple skin throughout the middle. There are some slight sugary sweet notes on the middle and back end that compliment the leathery and woody notes. The finish is tart and dry and as it warms some woody and mild vanilla notes can be noted along with the increasing weather. Carbonation is great and cleans the palette for more sips.

Overall. This brew is outstanding. Nice notes of vinegar and sour cherry notes mixed in with woody funk notes and a nice medium-loght body. (1,305 characters)

Photo of pmarlowe
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at 2012 RS Initiation party. Taster glass.

A: Pours a dark reddish amber--dark but good clarity--with thin off-white head. No lacing, pretty good retention.

S: A delicious sour red cherry bomb, red fruit (strawberry, raspberry), a little oak and funk. Great depth and complexity.

T: The sourness hits you up front and then slowly fades away over the sip. Red cherry, slightly tannic, deep red wine, and some oak characteristics. Medium-high sourness.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: Very drinkable, smells phenomenal, with very good complexity. Definitely an improvement over the regular Oude Tart (which is also solid). (635 characters)

Oude Tart With Sour Cherries from The Bruery
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