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Oude Tart With Sour Cherries - The Bruery

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Ratings: 661
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.9%
Wants: 310
Gots: 150 | FT: 27
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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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-29-2014 20:46:58 | More by Zaphog
Photo of tobelerone


4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour is a murky brown with reddish highlights. Very small quickly dissipating head with minimal lacing. Aroma of oak, red wine vinegar, cherries. Flavor follows te nose closely; sour cherries and an oaky woody note, assertive acidic vinegar. Teeth left squeaking. My wife says it is in the top five sourest beers she has ever had. And she really likes super sour beer. Fairly aggressive but still complex. Vivid cherry flavor. Medium body with lively carbonation. Semi dry finish with lingering tartness and a puckering quality.

P.s. This review typed by my intoxicated wife. Thanks!

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 02:26:54 | More by tobelerone
Photo of BeerFMAndy


4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 18:47:27 | More by BeerFMAndy
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

10-13-2013 14:12:16 | More by jrallen34
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4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 05:30:22 | More by HuskyinPDX
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3.6/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep amber. A little reddish. Small khaki head.

Smell - Oaky sharpness. Cherry. Malt.

Taste - Cherry more prominent, but still very oaky. Malty. Extremely sour, as usual from the Bruery.

Mouthfeel - Always too sour, but tolerable. Very oaky.

Overall - No one else in my group liked this except me. It's too damn sour, but it's good.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 00:58:53 | More by Alieniloquium
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South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2011 15:44:55 | More by thagr81us
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-07-2013 12:50:17 | More by ShanePB
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Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured deep brown and settled opaque with a thin layer of dirty beige head that completely dissipated.

S - Cherry, oak, vinegar, bread.

T - Sour vinegar that is just slightly puckering. Cherry, dark fruit, oak, leather, tobacco. Very complex.

M - Medium body. Exceptionally dry. Light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 03:15:02 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

09-26-2013 18:02:35 | More by iL0VEbeer
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4.21/5  rDev -5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 04:48:25 | More by DefenCorps
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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

10-07-2013 13:15:44 | More by chippo33
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-15-2014 04:14:10 | More by vfgccp
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-23-2014 01:33:17 | More by Cynic-ale
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-14-2014 04:34:30 | More by Duff27
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4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2010 06:08:00 | More by Gobzilla
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

11-29-2013 23:49:04 | More by bsuedekum
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-20-2014 12:04:24 | More by aasher
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4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2011 03:56:00 | More by FosterJM
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

10-16-2013 03:06:15 | More by Lare453
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4.34/5  rDev -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

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 23:39:54 | More by rudzud
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-06-2013 13:16:47 | More by enelson
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

11-28-2013 18:31:16 | More by Reagan1984
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

12-18-2013 02:12:58 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a snifter.
dark brownish red into a snifter. slight head. smell tart...cherries..sour. taste is supremely sour and filled with cherries..god Damn . medium bodied with high carbonation.

overall..wow. amazing and I can't recommend it any more. get it ASAP

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 21:11:40 | More by Axnjxn
Oude Tart With Sour Cherries from The Bruery
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