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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States | website

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

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87
Ratings:
1,098
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
8.03%
 
 
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Photo of kbutler1
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Bruery Reserve Initiation party 2011. Pours a murky rust mahagony color with a slight tan head that collars around the glass. Nice tart cherry aroma in the nose along with slight acetone. Light mouthfeel. Well balanced comes to mind as I drink this. It really isn't overly sweet or sour but somewhere in the middle with the sweetness of the cherries being counteracted by the tartness and vice versa. Ends with a lingering tartness. Very drinkable.

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Photo of ptykozoon
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like maple syrup, maple brown with a lasting cap and decent lacing.

Lemon, spice, cherries.

Lots of bite from the cherries, light butter, grapefruit, very well balanced. Yummy!

Smooth, lightly carbonated buttery finish.

They need to bottle this - probably my favorite Bruery beer.

Revisited in the bottle:

Very pungent cherry and vanilla, strong bretty sourness and acidity, refreshing and refined. Bravo.

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Photo of thagr81us
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from tap into a Bruery sampler imperial pint at the Reserve Society Party. Poured a murky brown with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sour, tart, and cherries. The flavor was of sweet malt, sour, tart, citrus, and very slight cherries. It had a light feel on the palate with med-high carbonation. Overall this brew was quite excellent. The cherries were definitely a nice touch as when compared to the regular version of Oude Tart. If you like sours you will definitely enjoy this one with its well balanced flavors and good aroma to bring you back for more. A definite must try.

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Photo of FosterJM
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

171st review on BA
on tap at RS party

App-The pour is much the same as the regular oude tart. Was a very nice pour.

Smell- I was really hoping The Bruery guys would kick this up a notch and they did with the cherry scents. A tiny bit more vinegar note but thats okay

Taste- This one is pretty sour but with each sour I had today at the RS party I am liking the style better. Great flavors with a small bit of sweet added.

Mouth- Made my mouth pucker a little and was a dry finish with a medium body and the right amount of carbonation.

Drink- Superb beer in my opinion. I really enjoyed it along with Choc rain and 57 wild for the day.

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Photo of largadeer
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Bruery.

Murky blood red with no head or lacing.

The aroma is cherry-forward, both from acetic acid and actual cherries. Mild on the funk, this is like a fruit vinaigrette.

Tastes like sour cherries, unsurprisingly. Cherries are dominant, but there's an acetic and vinous undercurrent that's quite nice. Very enjoyable and balanced, albeit somewhat one-dimensional. There's a touch of sweetness, but this is largely sour. Large quantities could get stomach-churning, but I enjoyed drinking a few small pours.

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Photo of nickd717
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at The Bruery under the "Thanksgiving leftovers" section. Was amazed to show up and see this, Cherry Chocolate Rain, -bal aged Coton, and Sour Rugbrod with lingonberries all on tap. Mega score. I couldn't help but get shitfaced in front of my fiancee's teetotaling parents. That's life I guess.

This beer pours a hazy deep cherry red color with little head to speak of. Not the best appearance, but for this beer it works.

The aroma is excellent, slightly acetic and tart with big cherry notes and some spices. Not too nose-burning.

The flavor is excellent, almost off-the-charts. Nice malty character, with slight caramel, red berries, and a slight hint of vinegar. Huge, huge sweet and sour cherries on the finish. Like almost Wisconsin Belgian Red magnitude cherry flavor. There's also a great tartness to it, bretty and lactic.

Nice acidic palate with low carbonation and a spicy and sour tingling to it, which I really liked.

This is the best wild ale I've ever had from The Bruery. They really nailed it.

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark murky brown with reddish yellow highlights that had a thin head and left very little lacing sticking to the glass. The aroma was huge on the cherries along with mild vinegar, acidic character, oakiness, and faint citrus notes. The taste was also slammed by the cherries with vinegar, oaky, tart, and acidic accents but did have a touch of citrus that added a little dimension; nice cherry bomb. The brew was medium in body with a low amount of carbonation which had a sweet , fruity, slight acidic, but oaky sticky tart finish. It drank real good and was glad that this was left over to try after the reseve society party. Nice beer all around, I honestly hope they can find it in them to bottle this tasty goodness.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Oude Tart...with cherries?!? No wonder I thought Oude Tart tasted different. Let's see what I can remember:

Dark red with a splash of red-violet in color, head is non-existent. Sweet and tart smelling upfront, strawberry and cherry tartness, plus the sweetness found in cherries. In its taste, the beer comes out much sweeter tasting than reguar Oude Tart. Sweet cherries, some caramel oozing out, moderate tartness (in other words, less tart than the original) round it out. There's less straightforward acidity because of the additional layer and intensity of flavors, but still enough to slow down how quick you consume the beer in hand.

With cherries or without? That is the question. Better yet, drink both versions and you won't have that problem.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Bruery,

A: Pours a ruddy ultra cloudy red, no head.

S: Cherry jam, acetic acid, nice nose.

T: Full cherry taste like sour cherry jam. The acidity just adds another dimension to this and melds seamlessly with the cherries. Like a soured NG Belgian Red is the highest praise I can give it.

M: Moderate acid, smooth, tangy.

D: Cherries are just a great complement to the already phenomenal Oude Tart, glad I got to try it.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11/20/10

On tap at the third session of The Bruery's 2010 Reserve Society -Bal Tasting.

A: Dirty reddish brown with a big beige head.

S: Oak and tannins with a moderate acetic presence. As you might have guessed, the addition of cherries makes for a stronger cherry aroma. I get a hint of vanilla, as well as light grape and fig notes. There's a light tartness as well. The malt is reminiscent of caramel with traces of treacle.

T: Cherries, grapes, prunes, and figs, with cherries being most pronounced. The oak presence is quite nice. The beer is sweet and lightly tart, and seems to vacillate between the two. Vanilla is light, and acetic character is at a nice lower moderate level.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation. Lightly tannic. No astringency. Very nice.

Overall: Very good, and though I can't say its an improvement upon the original, which was already a great beer, it's certainly very nice in its own way.

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Photo of Overlord
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stunning.

Pours a surprisingly brownish ruddy color, with an also surprisingly robust tan head.

Smells like CHERRIES!!, and also some vinegar/vinous notes, a bit of .. oak/wood ... and a hint of MOAR CHERRIES!!

Cherries just make a completely natural addition to the base beer. The come across as mostly tart, but a hint of residual sweetness shines through and lightens up the wood/oak/slightly leathery/very vinous/vinegar base. Acetic tones really pop out and molest your tongue. Just very well blended given how complex it is, and the fruit is fresh and puckering.

Mouthfeel is thick, yet also effervescent.

Really a superlative beer.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Bruery -bal tasting

A: The pour is a murky dark reddish-brown color with a minimal khaki colored head forming.

S: Lots of sour cherry notes right off the bat, as I hoped for. A bit more vinegar than I recall the regular Oude Tart having. Lots of vinous red wine notes as well.

T: This one is quite sour with a moderate amount of acetic acid. Plenty of cherry flavor both in terms of the flesh and skins as well as oak, wine, and just at touch of sweetness.

M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation, dry finish, and quite puckering overall.

D: Probably the best beer of the event/afternoon. The addition of cherries seemed like a natural addition to this beer, and they certainly were.

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