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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:
#615
Reviews:
401
Ratings:
2,463
pDev:
9.58%
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass at Smoke & Barrel as part of DC Bottle share.

A filmy tan collar head is produced, cloudy and hazy body, with classic reddish brown color. Got a bit of the bottom of the bottle so more sediment I think provided some cloudy character. Looks like a classic Flanders.

Bouquet is also classic smelling too. Light sour yeasty punch, and sharp berries. Mild fruit nose mixing with a mild soft malt and tartness.

Palate hits with a real balanced action. Mild cherries, also some surprising mix of lemon too. A quick sharp tartness on first sips, and a milky texture. Real nicely carbonated without taking anything away from the palate, not gaseous. Tolerable mix of sweet with a lingering really nice coating finish with malt and red berry senses.

Overall real solid and delicious.

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

On tap at World of Beer in Albany, NY.

Pours a deep, almost blood-red, with a half inch head, and no lacing.

Smells like oak, tobacco, leather, red wine, red wine vinegar, and cherries.

This is a really interesting sour, unlike any I've had. It's quite vinous and leathery, with a good amount of oak, some vanilla, a slight smattering of lactic acid sourness. It's far from bracing, though, in the sour department. There's some cherry and grape flavor, some slight caramel and chocolate. What sets this apart from most sours is the depth of malt flavor- it's so interesting and tasty behind the sourness.

This is medium bodied, with a crisp, slightly tart mouthfeel. It has a moderate amount of carbonation, and is really drinkable.

A definite winner from The Bruery.

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

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A- Half inch tan head on a dark red/brown body. Splashy lacing, collar left.

S- Slight sour/tartness. Fruits like cherry/strawberry.

T- Tart aftertaste, hard to pick out bourbon barrel notes. Would guess at 8 to 9%ABV.

M- Highly carbonated. Medium to medium-thin mouthfeel.

D/O- Very refreshing Flemish Red. We all found it to be similar to New Glarus Enigma. Thanks Beerandraiderfan.

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