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Oude Tart With Sour Cherries - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
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world-class

670 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 670
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.9%
Wants: 316
Gots: 149 | FT: 28
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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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Halcyondays

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2010 00:50:32 | More by Halcyondays
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -9.7%

01-05-2014 21:14:56 | More by mendvicdog
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev -9.7%

12-12-2013 06:33:45 | More by beernads
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

12-13-2013 04:14:32 | More by XmnwildX12
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imperialking

Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.9%

11-15-2011 02:16:59 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

11-12-2013 15:00:30 | More by MarkyMOD
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-18-2013 01:26:49 | More by yourefragile
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zestar

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

06-14-2013 08:14:42 | More by zestar
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2011 02:05:52 | More by orangesol
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stakem

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 14:13:02 | More by stakem
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

12-08-2013 13:52:29 | More by InspectorBob
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DoubleJ

California

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2010 03:58:24 | More by DoubleJ
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.98/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2011 17:25:08 | More by mothman
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

12-29-2013 04:16:59 | More by duceswild
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -21%

01-26-2014 06:40:19 | More by BARFLYB
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 18:39:33 | More by Huhzubendah
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drewone

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

03-19-2012 03:54:58 | More by drewone
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.7%

09-14-2013 16:55:15 | More by Gonzoillini
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

05-22-2014 23:49:45 | More by mdaschaf
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.72/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2011 22:53:38 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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billab914

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-25-2013 23:04:37 | More by billab914
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-29-2014 20:46:58 | More by Zaphog
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HopHead84

California

4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11/20/10

On tap at the third session of The Bruery's 2010 Reserve Society -Bal Tasting.

A: Dirty reddish brown with a big beige head.

S: Oak and tannins with a moderate acetic presence. As you might have guessed, the addition of cherries makes for a stronger cherry aroma. I get a hint of vanilla, as well as light grape and fig notes. There's a light tartness as well. The malt is reminiscent of caramel with traces of treacle.

T: Cherries, grapes, prunes, and figs, with cherries being most pronounced. The oak presence is quite nice. The beer is sweet and lightly tart, and seems to vacillate between the two. Vanilla is light, and acetic character is at a nice lower moderate level.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation. Lightly tannic. No astringency. Very nice.

Overall: Very good, and though I can't say its an improvement upon the original, which was already a great beer, it's certainly very nice in its own way.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2010 18:58:55 | More by HopHead84
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-19-2012 15:00:22 | More by drummermattie02
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

11-20-2011 00:31:44 | More by xnicknj
Oude Tart With Sour Cherries from The Bruery
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