Oude Tart | The Bruery

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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Vintage is 2013

Big aroma of cherries and oak on the nose. With a dark fruit aroma, like a plum. This was a big and bold sour. Puckering occurs instantly. Oak, vinegar, apple, a dark cherry profile in the taste. Another great sour. I didn't expect anything less. It captures all of the right flavors.

Second Tasting notes: I had a lot of cranberry as it warmed.

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

2013 Vintage

A - pours a hazy ruddy brown with little to no head.

S - sour bruised fruit, old wet oak, brown sugar, acidic apple cider vinegar, old leathery malt.

T - Lactic sour rushes over the palate, creating an aggressive puckering tartness. Acidic dark fruit, bruised Granny Smith apples, brown sugary malt adds good sweetness but takes a back seat to the acidic woody sourness.

M - medium body, low to medium carbonation, quite sour.

An outstanding Flemish red especially from an American brewery. Very sour with a light sweetness for balance. Worth seeking out.

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

A: poured from a 750 mL bottle into a pint glass, red brown colored with a tan head that dissipates leaving some lacing, cloudy

S: very sour, acetic acid, funk, sour cherries, oak, wine like

T: sour up front, pickles, balsamic vinegar, lemon, tart cherries, wood, oak

M: medium with good carbonation, slightly sticky

O: a great representation of the style, fruity and wine like, tart but controlled

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Oude Tart from The Bruery
4.23 out of 5 based on 2,450 ratings.
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