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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#623
Reviews:
402
Ratings:
2,469
pDev:
9.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
571
Gots:
851
Trade:
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4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonbw
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a rugged burnt dark pale orange to misty dark amber color with a finger's worth of dieing head. Not much lace.
The aroma had some decent blend of sweet grassy to earthy hops over top of some light black cherries, plum, lactic sour - but somewhat smooth and not punching my nose as a ton of other "sours" tend to do.
The flavor moderately brought in the sour towards the sweetness - nice and level, semi-smooth and quaint blending in the malts slightly woody with a slight dryness. Aftertaste tickled with the plums, the wood and just a bit of sour.
The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty nice Flanders oud Bruin that I would have again.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.87/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
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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Photo of zeff80
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaverCS
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
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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Oude Tart from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 2,469 ratings
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