Oude Tart | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oude Tart is our take on a Flanders Style red ale. It has won back to back gold medals in that category at the World Beer Cup (2010 & 2012) as well as a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2010. This sour red ale ages in oak barrels for anywhere from 6 to 18 months before being carefully blended to taste. The resulting beer is pleasantly sour with hints of leather, dark fruit and toasty oak.

Added by Overlord on 12-20-2009

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Ratings:
2,450
Reviews:
400
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
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4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Allurex
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.87/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of frasergrove
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of silverblaze540
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Brown and murky

S: Sweet, sour, and fruity. Cranberry, cherry, and plum.

T: Cranberry fruitiness and sour.

M: Around a medium thickness and easily drinkable.

O: Cranberry nose and flavor really struck me. An enjoyable sour.

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4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaverCS
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poor is a dark brown with red undertones. Almost no head. The little head there pours off-white and dissipates quickly.

The aroma is slightly fruity with the main notes being: cherry, some plum, and a bit of strawberry. Some definite funk present with some lactic acid notes present as well.

Taste has a high amount of acidity. Again, some nice fruitiness, but a little bit more acidic than dark fruit notes. I get rubber and leather. A bit like the smell of a freshly opened a can of tennis balls. Oak is present and some red wine astringency.

Overall, this is a very good representation of a Flemish red ale. However, as with many of the bruery's beers, It is just a bit too expensive for my taste. I think it is interesting and true to style but not something I could drink every day. This was opened to celebrate the passing of my first Masters class. I see it pairing well with French onion soup with a ton of Gruyere cheese. It gets a 89.5/100.

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3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: black...cola like. Really like flat Coke. Large bubbles - toads' eyes. The bubbles appear more like a quickly-poured flat Coke than any resemblance of carbonation.

Aroma: lacto sour and funk. Elmer's-glue funk from the Brett, but less so than Bruery's Sour in the Rye.

Flavor: right on par with the nose; lacto sour and Elmers funk. Few layers of flavor beyond that. Enjoyable, but not Bruery's best sour, and not worth the Price. Sour/Rye is superior.

Mouthfeel: medium. Nothing spectacular but no flaws either. You could finish a 750ml by yourself.

Overall: somewhat disappointing. Perhaps I had an old(er), poorly kept bottle. Not worth its price. Try other Bruery sours before this one.

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4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Terreaux. Sampled in a taster at a Flanders Red tasting event. Pours a brighter red than its Rodenbach counterparts. Nose is red fruit, more cranberry than cherry, with a hint of sour. The palate leans more heavily on cranberry sour than balsalmic acidity or deeper red fruits than I would like. A solid beer, to be sure, but not one that accentuates the elements of the style that I enjoy most.

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3.59/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2015 vintage served cold in a teku

Appearance: very clear and a rich mahogany with a thin cap of creamy pale bubbles.

Nose: Brett funk, oaky dryness, cherriea, lactic sourness, acetic acid, vanilla, very complex and classic

Taste: followed the nose very well. Sour cherries, raspberries, oaky, vanilla, Brett funk, complex and creamy. Wonderful mouthfeel but I would like more carbonation

Overall: this was an epic win for me. I believe it to be one of the best Flanders Reds out there. It is expenice in relation to say Rodenbach Grand Cru. I think I paid around $20 for my bottle whereas the same size of Grand Cru is little more than half that. Still an excellent beer and I would have it again.

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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky red-ish brown colour with a cap of a of white head. Huge sour lemon, tart cherry notes followed by tannic red wine, some caramel, brown sugar and slight roastiness. One of the best Flanders I've had from outside of Belgium.

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4.79/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.62/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cheezus
4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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