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Oude Tart With Boysenberries - The Bruery

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 24
Avg: 4.23
pDev: 14.18%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 2
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pmarlowe on 02-24-2013

Oude Tart is a Flemish-Style Red Ale aged in red wine barrels for up to 18 months. This version has had boysenberries added for the final stages of barrel-aging. In fact, there are over two gallons of boysenberry purée per barrel. The final compilation is pleasantly sour with hints of leather, dark fruit, tart boysenberries and toasty oak. While the Flemish-style red ale is one of the more classic beer styles that we make, it's not a style that you can find too often in the United States. Originating in style from the Flanders region of Belgium, near the French border, this dark, sour ale has roots deep in brewing history and predates most of the ales that have become popular in contemporary culture. We're doing our best to keep the tradition alive by brewing and aging this beer here on the west coast.
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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 24
Photo of Furlinator
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Bruery tasting room on 11/16/15.

A beautiful violet Flanders sour with a sharp tartness up front with subtle boysenberry accents on the finish.

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Photo of Lucnifter
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark, hazy reddish brown with a moderate, purple/khaki head.
Boysenberry, carmel malt, funk, leather on the nose.
Assertively tart and acidic, with a lovely fruitiness.
Medium body.

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Photo of IKR
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 Vintage

Appearance: Dark brown color with with a purple hue. The beer has a modest-sized light beige head that dissipated fairly quickly. Good looking wild ale.

Smell: Tart boysenberries, mild tobacco, and mild funk. The boysenberry notes come out stronger as the beer warms.

Taste: Tart boysenberries, mild tobacco, mild funk, mild oak notes, and very mild acetic notes. The tart boysenberries stay all the way to the end of the finishing notes.

Mouth-feel: Body is on the lighter Medium side with a moderate level of carbonation.

Overall: Oude Tart is one of my favorite wild ales without the fruit. All of the fruited variants I've had add a unique spin to the base Oude Tart. So far so good for all the variants I've tasted.

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4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On cask at the 2013 RS Initiation Party.

A: Looks like cloudy cherry juice, kind of dull, opaque reddish. The head consists solely of some large bubbles. No lacing.

S: Cherry, raspberry, red fruit, a little tart. Bright and inviting with very nice complexity. Some spice and cinnamon. I confess to never having had boysenberries, but whatever they are, the beer smells amazing.

T: Similar flavors as on the nose, with slight earthiness. Moderate to high tartness throughout the sip, juicy on the finish with a biting sourness.

M: Full body and medium-high carbonation.

O: Wonderful aroma, flavors are excellent, but for me the sourness is a bit high. This is a very good rendition of Oude Tart, and I've enjoyed all the fruited versions I've had thus far.

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Oude Tart With Boysenberries from The Bruery
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