Oude Tart | The Bruery

Oude TartOude Tart
BA SCORE
4.28/5
2,463 Ratings
Oude TartOude Tart
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:
#614
Reviews:
401
Ratings:
2,463
pDev:
9.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
573
Gots:
852
Trade:
66
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear deep mahogany in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some reddish brown highlights. The beer has a half finger tall light tan head that quickly reduces to a medium patch of extremely thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of vinous/vinegar, tart cherry, and green apple. Very light notes of oak.

T: There is a great tartness to this beer - exactly what I expected for the style. Upfront there are some moderate flavors of tart cherries, green apples, and some slightly stronger flavors of vinegar. Light notes of oak come through but overall there is a pleasant sourness.

M: Medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Heavy amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: I found this beer to be fairly approachable for the Flanders Red Ale style and a great example of it - though if you have no interest in sour beers this is one to avoid. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and it had just the right amount of tartness/sourness and acidity.

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4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy dark reddish brown in color. It poured with a thin beige head that died down, leaving swirls of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sourness and dark fruits are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has notes of wood and hints of vinegar.
M: It feels light-bodied and very tart on the palate with a low aamount of carbonation. The tartness lingers through the finish.
O: This beer is pleasantly sour and tart but in no way over the top overpowering so it's rather drinkable compared to other beer in the style.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of nickfl
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours with one finger of light brown foam on top of a black body with clear amber highlights.

S - An aroma of cherries, vanilla, toasted oak, and subtle roast.

T - Tart cherry and caramel up front with more dark sugar in the middle. Finishes with funk, stone fruit, and a touch of smoky vanilla.

M - Moderately thick body, average carbonation, and a slightly dry finish.

D - The aroma is excellent and the flavor profile isn't far behind.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Single finger off white head on a clear red brown and amber body with excellent lacing. Aroma of cola, oak, brown sugar, candied orange, dark fruit including fig raisins and cherry. Flavor is less complex but still very good with mostly sour cherries, some brown sugar and oak notes throughout. Fairly thick and oily body and light carbonation. Simple but good. Seemed a little watery but its hard to critize this one too much.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Oude Tart from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 2,463 ratings
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