Oude Tart With Sour Cherries | The Bruery

Oude Tart With Sour CherriesOude Tart With Sour Cherries
BA SCORE
97.7%
Liked This Beer
4.43 w/ 1,126 ratings
Oude Tart With Sour CherriesOude Tart With Sour Cherries
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oude Tart is our Flemish-style sour red ale that has won back to back World Beer Cup Gold medals in that category, as well as a Great American Beer Festival gold medal for the same. This is that same beer, but now with cherries to compliment the flavors of dark fruit, leather and toasty oak that the original is so well known for. While this beer will certainly age fine, we think that fruited beers are best fresh as the fruit character can dissipate with time.

Added by womencantsail on 11-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#218
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
1,126
Liked:
1,100
Avg:
4.43/5
pDev:
7.67%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
470
Gots:
236
Trade:
37
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of aleigator
3.55/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a plum pulp, murky brown color, with a fizzy beige head, leaving the beer immediately after a refreshing hiss. Leads to a gloomy, flat impression, while it is absolutely impossible to look through the glass.

Utmost cherry defined nose, in all its desirable facetts. Very pronounced on a ripe, sunbathed impression, revealing moldy cherry stone pits, accompanied by a supporting fermented fruit sweetness, adding a vinous note. Most likely the most fruit defined awa I have had so far, with a very intriguing ripeness as for the aroma defining cherries.

Drinks almost without any carbonation at all, while its pungent sourness makes up for that, guiding the flavors through the palate, by adding a slick acetic acid profile.

Cherries evolve from leathery, old earth and an uncompromising tartness, lending the beer its balancing sweetness. While this ripeness on the nose has been beautifully pronounced, tastewise it plays a role of required balance for the otherwise omnipotent sourness. The consequential interplay of those two flavors appears quite appealing, providing an unripe fruit beginning, which turns riper, as the malts exhibit more and more earth supported sweetness. Finishes with a long lasting dryness, accompanied by dextrose and grain bread, wrapped up by slick acidity.

While not outstandingly refreshing, as for its fuller body, the beer showcases a beautifully arranged cherry taste throughout. Its nice to see the cherry aging on your tongue after the swallow, which I called Jerry btw. Although the taste exhibits an intense sourness, it remains focussed on the cherries, revealing a natural fruit impression.

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3.57/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sour. Sour. Sour. Sour.
Smooth drinking mouth feel, abit watery but goes down easy.
Looks good in the glass, dark caramel color with tan head that sticks to the glass.

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3.62/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep amber. A little reddish. Small khaki head.

Smell - Oaky sharpness. Cherry. Malt.

Taste - Cherry more prominent, but still very oaky. Malty. Extremely sour, as usual from the Bruery.

Mouthfeel - Always too sour, but tolerable. Very oaky.

Overall - No one else in my group liked this except me. It's too damn sour, but it's good.

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3.62/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oude Tart is one of the few Bruery beers I like, but somehow this version didn't really do anything for me. Dark ruddy brown pour with a thin, wispy head; minimal retention and lacing was not surprising. Fairly tart aroma, as would be expected, some earthy funk, notes of phenolic cherry. More of this in the taste, tart, somewhat acetic, earthy, funky, oaky, overripe cherry pulp, leather, cherry cough syrup, with a slightly tea-like herbal quality coming through. Medium body, slightly chewy mouthfeel, with a sour prickle to it. Seemed kind of like an "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" scenario to me, where they took an already decent base beer and went just a little too far. Still good, but I prefer the original.

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3.63/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark burnt reddish-brown with a minimal fluid bubbly ring.

Smell is strong cherry and oak with an acidic burn and char.

Taste is super sour and acidic with cherry, oak, woody char and a dry finish.

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3.66/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2013. pour dark reddish brown, murky, some sticky light brown head. smell vinous red wine bordering on vinegar. taste tart cherry, red wine vinegar, oaky, tannins, leather. sour and sweet with candi sugar mixed in with tart fruit, sticky mouthfeel, some carbonation. hard to get through an 8 ounce pour. wanted more fruit, less vinegar, wondering if this would be better fresh.

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Oude Tart With Sour Cherries from The Bruery
Beer rating: 97.7% out of 100 with 1,126 ratings
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