Oude Tart With Sour Cherries | The Bruery

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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:
#216
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
1,159
pDev:
7.67%
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle into a matching Bruery snifter. The brew appears a dark brown color with a rich dark khaki to lighter brown cap 2 fingers strong. The cap fades to a thin film across the top. Lighter brown clarity is seen through the edges when held to the light. A swirl hardly revives a finger that is quick to fade.

The aroma is tart and funky with an oaked barrel presence that blends into some vanilla, caramel and cherry. Some classic sour cherry notes are already present in this beer but the cherry addition takes it up another notch which is enjoyable without getting medicinal.

The flavor is very tart with some earth and oak barrel. A mild touch of funk and raw barrel with a slight vanilla and caramel taste before the cherry fruited aspects. The sourness is pretty intense, almost acedic. There are at times a bit of herbal flavor that blends to a very natural cherry fruit inclusion like the pits and over-ripe cherry. It gets mildly medicinal with more sips.

This is a medium bodied brew with with a modest to lighter level of carbonation. It is quite a nice upgrade from the base brew. The cherry inclusion is very enjoyable but it is quite sharp though and that hinders the overall drinkability a little for me.

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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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Oude Tart With Sour Cherries from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 1,159 ratings
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