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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:
#619
Reviews:
401
Ratings:
2,465
pDev:
9.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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571
Gots:
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Trade:
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark amber color with some red hues. Initial cream colored head that quickly dissipated leaving zero lacing.

Fruity smell with a bit of funk to it. Almost has a hint of mustiness to it.

Very tart. Caused my mouth to pucker as soon as I drank even the slightest amount. Get some fruit taste but can't nail down exactly what. Extremely sour.

Good amount of carbonation.Seems a little thin on the mouthfeel but still a very drinkable beer. No trace of malt or hops, just fruit and funky sourness

Overall, this is a very solid beer. At the $17 price range it is a little hard to justify purchasing this beer regularly, but I will every now and again. A good example of the style but I still feel like there are better examples out there to be had.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Muddy dark red-brown. No head to mention.

Ripe vinegary tartness, big oak presence, leathery notes, tart cherry, pomegranate seed, and musty old chair. Awesome nose on this one.

Cidery vinegar, notes of tart cherry, oak, green apple tannins, old leather must, sour grape, and a hint of currant. So well-balanced between sour and gentle sweet and lightly malty. No hops, and I wouldnt ask for them, but the barrel-aging is primo.

Easy sipping for a Flanders Red. More than tart, but supple in the body. Masked carbonation levels that do more than you might first think.

Superb ale that I can finally knock off the bucket list.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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

A-dark ruby amber color with a decent off-white head and no lacing

S-dark fruit, red wine vinegar, oak, little vanilla and caramel

T-sour cherry, raspberry, vinous, oak, light caramel malt, hint of vanilla

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp, tart and astringent

O-really nice representation of the style, nice flavor

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Oude Tart from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 2,465 ratings
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