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Oude Tart With Boysenberries | The Bruery

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4.23/5
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114 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oude Tart is a Flemish-Style Red Ale aged in red wine barrels for up to 18 months. This version has had boysenberries added for the final stages of barrel-aging. In fact, there are over two gallons of boysenberry purée per barrel. The final compilation is pleasantly sour with hints of leather, dark fruit, tart boysenberries and toasty oak. While the Flemish-style red ale is one of the more classic beer styles that we make, it's not a style that you can find too often in the United States. Originating in style from the Flanders region of Belgium, near the French border, this dark, sour ale has roots deep in brewing history and predates most of the ales that have become popular in contemporary culture. We're doing our best to keep the tradition alive by brewing and aging this beer here on the west coast.

Added by pmarlowe on 02-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,030
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
114
pDev:
5.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a deep brown with slight reddish highlights topped by a modest tan head that fades quickly leaving minimal lacing
S: Smells of sour cherry, boysenberry, oak funk and hints of leather
T: Taste is sourness up front with boysenberries, oak, funk, and a little leather, slight caramel as well. Swallow is a nice blast of sourness with lingering funk, oak and boysenberry.
M: The beer has a medium body with soft carbonation and a dry finish from the acidity
O: Overall this is a great play on the base beer with the fruit addition providing an additional layer of complexity. Definitely one to try if you're a fan of the base beer.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Barry last night, thank you sir.

This one pours a brilliant dark pinkish red. Like most Bruery beers, it appears they were super heavy handed with the fruit addition, which I can appreciate.

This one smells like very, very tart boysenberries- I've never had boysenberry, but I definitely a blackberry feel from them, maybe some raspberry, too. There's definitely some red wine here, and a bit of oak as well, but the berries are the dominant thing here for sure.

The taste is similar, it's a big ol' lactic berry bomb here. The fruit is expressed really, really nicely, it's there, it's fresh, and it tastes authentic. It does bury the base a bit, but you do get some nice red wine tannic sort of flavors, and some slightly spicy oak. This is very drinkable, despite how sour it really is.

This has an almost seedy mouthfeel, super juicy, with a good level of carbonation.

Fruited sours from the Bruery tend to lack a certain subtlety, but they're definitely tasty.

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4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Pours a muddled brown body with a slightly red tint. What head that appears disappears just as quickly. Not a pretty beer by any means.

S - Typical Bruery Oude Tart smell, may'be slightly less sour. Earthy, musty, oaky and jammy.

T - The taste follows the nose. More boysenberries that I was expected, which is great. Balsamic vinegar is intertwined in the myriad of flavors.

F - Medium bodied and low carbonation. Dry finish.

O - If you love the base Oude Tart, then you'll love this beer. The boysenberries really compliment the base beer.

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4.68/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
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4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Switch_omg
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had it in tap at the Bruery best sour i have ever had taste like sour up front and jam in the back incredible beer!

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4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into snifter. 2015.

A: The color is a similar shade to certain red wines. A very short-lived and fizzy dark tan head with a purple tinge to it briefly surfaced after each pour. No lace.
S: A rich and delicious smelling combination of musty and earthy notes mixed with juicy semisweet berries. I get scents of bright lactic acid and a touch of acetic acid, earthy bramble patch, and hints of caramel, cherry skins, raisin, and oak.
T: Follows the nose with earthy and damp barrel flavors mixed with boysenberry, dark cherries, slight raspberry, leather, and oak. The acidity is bright and juicy but not overly harsh or distracting. The finish is very smooth with a lingering combination of boysenberry jam and buttery oak.
M: The mouthfeel is very well-rounded as the acidity is potent yet smooth, and the finish is drying but not a gritty tannic desert. Medium body, tingly and fizzy carbonation that smooths out nicely. Slightly vinous.
O: Overall, a rather smooth, juicy and earthy sour. I thought the jammy berry flavors mixed well with the flanders-style base.

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4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.4%
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4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.67/5  rDev -13.2%
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Oude Tart With Boysenberries from The Bruery
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