Oude Tart With Sour Cherries | The Bruery

Oude Tart With Sour CherriesOude Tart With Sour Cherries
BA SCORE
4.43/5
1,138 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:
#219
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
1,138
pDev:
7.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
474
Gots:
235
Trade:
37
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Ratings: 1,138 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of wethorseblanket
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the new tasting room.

A: Pours a slightly hazy reddish-brown with a thin tan head which leaves no lace.

N: Cherries, oak tannin, tart vinegar notes.

T: Woody oak saturated with bright and fruity semi-sweet cherries. Plenty of tannins and tartness on the finish.

M: Medium body and semi-moderate carbonation. Nice sweetness up front with tart finish.

O: Very good and such a treat to have.

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Photo of billab914
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of vfgccp
4.02/5  rDev -9.3%

A - Geeze that is a beautiful looking color: deep mahogany cranberry. Thin halo of light khaki head has low retention and virtually no lace.

S - Whoa. Teeth-tingly sour. Bright, sharp, and powerful cranberry cocktail and black cherry jello, nutmeg, and a hint of dry anise.

T - Whoa, one of the sourest beers I have ever had. This is definitely a sip-and-brace-for-impact beer (although it numbs your palate relatively quickly). Black cherry jello concentrate, tart cranberry sauce, wet oak, lemon, and apple cider vinegar.

M - Hard to get a grip on mouthfeel while your face is imploding, but the bere is slightly slick with a light frame.

O - The overpowering acidity lacks the balance that could have come from brighter carbonation, a thicker body, or a deeper flavor profile.


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4.02 Oude Tart with Sour Cherries
-- -Jay- -Jon- -Ath- -Vin- -Pt- -Grg- -Avg- Weight Adj
A - 4.50 4.50 4.40 4.75 4.65 4.50 4.55 10% 0.46
S - 4.80 4.00 4.65 3.75 4.69 4.80 4.45 20% 0.89
T - 4.25 3.60 4.30 3.00 4.00 4.25 3.90 40% 1.56
M - 4.00 3.75 3.60 3.00 3.75 4.00 3.68 10% 0.37
O - 4.00 3.00 4.00 3.25 4.00 4.25 3.75 20% 0.75

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Photo of atrocity
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of drewone
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of mdfb79
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 03/12/11 notes. Was very excited to see this added to the day session at EBF, as I love the the normal version of Oude Tart.

a - Pours a dark ruby red color with an inch of head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of tart cherries, oak, sour dark fruits, wine, and vinegar. Lots of sour dark fruits which I really like.

t - Tastes of tart cherries, other sour dark fruits, oak, vinegar, and some acedic notes. Mouth puckeringly sour, really enjoyable.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Mouth puckering it's so south, which I love.

d - Overall I thought this was a really great beer; pretty on par with the regular Oude Tart, just more focused around cherries. Would love to have this one again and it was one of the best beers at EBF.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

thanks so much to stakem for sharing this with me, enjoyed chilled from the bottle in a tulip.

The color is dark tobacco with hazed clarity and thin ring of fine beads with medium brown hue. The aroma is very tart, lots of fruit aroma with a woody presence and light vanilla accent. The feel is great with tannic/lactic acid and sweet tangy fruity quality...medium carbonation with puckering dryness in the finish.

The taste is superb, very interesting how it develops with some layered stone fruit tanginess and acidity in the taste with fruit skin and slight balsamic sour woody combination of flavor with light vanilla and alcohol with lasting acidic dry finish. There is a complexity and yet drinkable quality in this unrivaled in many sour ales fruity and unique...I can't say for sure I would want to down a whole bottle to myself, but then again I would

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Photo of Alieniloquium
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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Photo of Zaphog
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of orangesol
4.22/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the bruery RS party into a taster glass. Glad I got a sample of this.

A - Pours deep brown with a small head leaving little to no lacing down the glass. Nothing special really.

S - Similar to supplication. Tart cherries, oak, vanilla sweetness mix well with a lightly toasted malt center. Pretty good but it kind of works against itself.

T - Quite a bit of sour cherries up front with a moderate amount of lingering acidity. Plenty of chunky cherry flavor adds a touch of sweetness. Some vanilla and oak come thru once the acidity dye down. One of the best beers at the party. Very nice stuff.

M - Good body with a lingering tart cherrie feel. The carbonation was a little low but it worked in its favor I think. Pretty good.

D - I am glad I got a sample of this. It could have used a bit more cherries but it was still pretty good. I hope they end up bottling it at some point. I would love to have a few.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
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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Photo of MarkyMOD
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served alongside Oude Tart. Similar appearance to the standard version. Russet to ruby hued with a fizzy beige collar. Lots of sour cherries and oak with ample funk presence. Piquant and intense. Sour cherries take center stage. Puckering finish with a drying oak presence. Medium bodied and palate coating. Delicious.

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Photo of dfhhead25
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of BMart
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Oude Tart With Sour Cherries from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 1,138 ratings
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