Oude Tart
Bruery Terreux

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Bruery Terreux
California, United States
Flanders Red Ale
Ranked #9
Ranked #1,513
4.28 | pDev: 9.58%
Aug 23, 2022
Dec 20, 2009
Notes: Oude Tart is a Flemish-Style Red Ale aged in red wine barrels for 18 months. It's pleasantly sour with hints of leather, dark fruit and toasty oak. While this 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.
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Rated: 4.24 by McSeal from Connecticut

Aug 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2015 vintage

Well BA, I’m at another milestone beer; number 900. Getting real close to 1000, which I should probably set a bottle aside for or grab a new one instead of just pulling randomly from the cellar. So yeah, a nearly 7 year old Flanders Red for beer 900, why not? I’ve had the classics of the style, but it’ll be nice to have a modernized version, albiet with some age on it. It was back at beer 600 that I had Rodenbach Caractère Rouge, the highest rated of the style. Let’s pop it open

Pours a mirky reddish brown with a finger of light tan head that quickly fades to a thin ring and leaves minimal lacing

I think I'm already liking what the age does to this one from the aroma alone. I'm picking up on aromas of tart black cherry, red wine vinegar, old leather, brown sugar, lemon juice, sharp oak, and light dark toast

Oh yeah, age is definitely showing in taste, but probably in the best way possible. It's intensely funky and mature. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting tart cherry, smooth oak, old leather, wet hay, lemon rind, cranberry, and light vinegar. The swallow brings notes of old leather, molasses, tart cherry, brown bread, sharp oak, caramel, raisin, and lemon rind

A medium body pairs with moderate carbonation, resulting in a puckering beer. Finishes a tad sticky but the tartness keeps it from being overbearing

Maybe it's just this one, but I'm starting to think that laying this style down in the cellar for a few years is the way to go. I love the mature funk it shows, especially on the finish, with the juxtaposition of tart Flanders notes against sweeter, Barleywine-esque notes. Great stuff, next goal: 1000
Dec 21, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by jstern from California

Mar 07, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by robebo44 from Virginia

Mar 03, 2021
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Reviewed by CAMRAhardliner from Canada (ON)

4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours burgundy with cherry red glints. The small, shortlived, crackly head musters up a lot of lace on the glass. Acidity, cherries, oak in the nose. High tartness and a plethora of funky, oaky notes up front in the taste. Loads of cherries, raspberry, lemon in there too. Some roasty, caramelly malts are in the mix in tiny amounts at the back. The mouthfeel is rather light bodied with a prickly, high carbonation. High sourness in the completely dry finish.

A fantastic, and aggressive, take on a Flanders Red Ale. Very sour and puckering. A must for sour fans.
Jul 08, 2020
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Reviewed by SABERG from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a 750 ml bottle 2015 version into a tall goblet.
A - Red cedar colored backdrop, light can penetrate to show the tiniest carbonation very refined. A thin off white cap quickly exits. During the experience tiny islands develope , dissipate, and reform as a ring on the surface, cling to the glass perimeter.
S - Dark cherry, toasted oak, grape skin, roast malt, some balsamic, hazelnut, that funk from the basement stall. Add some warmth and a lovely fig, and tobacco sneak in as well
T - Dark fruit then cherry, add a bit of cider vinegar, cheese rime, grape seed, interestingly hints of bitter bakers chocolate, red wine vinegar, and subtle tannins
M - Tart to start, balanced acidity, softened by the oak treatment, and time in this case. Initial pass on the palate is sweeping then it steps out in waves, sweet, tart, sweet tart, the linger is forever and cherry candy in a good way.
O - A very good offering, so glad to have had the oportunity, the time has treated this one well, at 5 years, the sweet and the tannins are still a match for the tart side. Well done to the team at The Bruery
May 03, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Apr 02, 2020
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Dark brown-red body, mostly opaque, no head or lacing.

S - Strong acidity over wine and wood notes.

T - A sharp tart cherry and red wine fruit open, grassy and earthy funkiness, with a powerful abiding acidic finish.

M - Low carbonation, but brisk acidity and moderate body actually remind me of a good bottle of red.

O - This one is pretty superb, a real pleasure to drink.
Mar 14, 2020
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 03, 2019
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.72/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Well here’s one I could have sworn I had reviewed before, but I guess not. These are my notes from the Oude Tart 2016 I had at the two year mark.

Pours a ruddy auburn amber. Sour cherry on the nose, bracingly tart on the palate.

Of course it's excellent.
Nov 29, 2019
Rated: 4.22 by drstalker from Illinois

Nov 28, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin

Oct 27, 2019
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Reviewed by erk0607 from Colorado

4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottled on 8/20/2015. Opened on 9/11/2019
Look: Deep, ruby brown hue with a bit of a sudsy lacing around the edge of the glass. Not a lot of carbonation. Dark enough to block light.
Smell: Amazing. Acetic/vinegar notes that are overpowered by ripe, red fruits like cherries and tart raspberries. Exactly how I'd want this style to smell.
Taste: SOUR! Like, woah. Oud Tart really is up there in tartness, or at least after 4 years the bugs had a lot of time to chomp away and make acids. Once you get past that and acquainted with the beer, you get smooth, berry notes and a pleasant balance of malt sweetness to help balance things.
Feel: Smooth and velvety going down. Medium body. The pucker factor is definitely present. No carbonation to speak of.
Overall: Wow. Smell is awesome. Taste, sour, but good. No best by date. Bottle recommends drinking fresh or aging. I am going to have to go find a fresh bottle.
Sep 12, 2019
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Playground in Downtown Santa Ana, CA.

Sometimes I imagine that the devil himself takes a vacation, you know? He’s like over the sinister life, and every now and then he just wants to kick up his feet at the beach or in a lush green valley - or whatever.

And right here in The Bruery’s Oud Tart, I imagine that the devil himself flew to Belgium and brewed his ass a beer. It’s pure and smooth, but also devilishly intoxicating.

Sep 08, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Marvicsin from California

Aug 04, 2019
Rated: 4.07 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

Jul 28, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by EdFed from Illinois

Jul 20, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Kurmaraja from California

Jun 07, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by ChrisMon02 from Ohio

Mar 25, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Mar 23, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Mar 23, 2019
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Reviewed by Apellonious from North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
1 pt 9.4 fl oz bomber poured into a tulip glass. Tough to make out the code; it looks there is a 7/25/13 in there, says 2013 edition on the front. A dark brown with ruby highlights, with a thin layer of head moving immediately to nothing. The aroma is fantastic; a blend of cherries, plum, and some oak/wood notes. An immediate pucker, sour notes blend with dark fruit and oak on the taste, with a touch of green olive. The feel is fairly dense for a Flanders, carbonation is medium low, but there is a slight twang of sharpness on the finish. Pretty solid sour.
Mar 09, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Feb 20, 2019
Rated: 4.39 by MGibbons from Maryland

Jan 10, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Jan 06, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by heysuz from Indiana

Jan 06, 2019
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Reviewed by jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a cloudy dark reddish brown color with a thin foamy head. No head retention with very mild lacing. Tart tart aroma with dark fruits and oak. Very smooth tart taste. A lot of oak. Smooth aftertaste. Medium bodied with moderate to heavy carbonation.
Jan 05, 2019
Rated: 4.3 by Heftklammer from Massachusetts

Jan 01, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by Bammer21 from Illinois

Dec 12, 2018
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Reviewed by Beejay from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2016 Edition.

A: Medium brown in color with a light tan head.

S: Sweet and tart with a beautiful sweet bread finish. Dark sweet cherries and dark berries with a hint of tartness. Smells divine.

T: Tart berries with a touch of funk and some earthy notes.

M: Medium light in body, with blazingly aggressive carbonation, and a dry finish.

O: Damn fine.
Dec 07, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Danielr26 from Michigan

Nov 29, 2018
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. Bottle is stamped for date as '08/26/16'.
Cloudy, amber brown (and reddish tinet) colored body. Half a finger of white fizzy head stays around as scattered islands and ring. Almost all spots of lacing slide back down into beer.
Sour and fruity aroma. Some oak tannins. Complemented by horse blanket funk.
Taste is sour, with cherry like fruit flavors, along with the red wine oak barrel tones, and the dry yeast, leather funk.
Medium body and dry in finish. Good carbonation.
The beer essence has been well maintained in the bottle. Heavily discounted for close out price. Tasty sipper.
Sep 28, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by Dave2234 from Minnesota

Sep 25, 2018
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I picked up a heavily discounted 2016 bottle of this. The distributors warehouse and trucks are refrigerated so i figured it was worth a shot.
L: bright reddish brown with some cherry highlights around the edges under a 1.5" tan to light brown cap with good retention

S: smells tart with a trace of acetic acid, some brown malts, wet horse blanket, wet wool socks, a hint of vanilla, nuts, tobacco, stone fruit, cherries, berries, fruit and spice

T: Cherry is prominent on the tongue with a Granny Smith Apple level of tart

F: he body is medium light and the carbonation is high

O: Two years in a refrigerated warehouse have not harmed and may have helped this beer. It is well balanced, elegant and has depth.
Aug 05, 2018
Reviewed by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2015 Vintage Nice in the glass and highly aromatic. Tart, cranberry-cherry dominates the taste with drying oak late. Very tasty. Good splitter as a 750 is not a single serving.
Jul 28, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by KevBot89 from Pennsylvania

Jul 01, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jun 23, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Jun 17, 2018
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Reviewed by Psilo from California

4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours ruddy with ruby highlights. Quite a lovely color. Thin white head is soon dissipated. No cap, no lacing, but none expected for the style.

Smells like a sour. Tart cherries and some oak.

Taste follows, with sweet-tart dark cherry dominating. Oaky, but not overly tannic. No vinegar. More tart then sour.

A smooth sipper. Medium, slick mouthfeel. Dry. Alcohol is well hidden. Inviting and easy to drink.

Overall a very good Flanders red.
Jun 10, 2018
Rated: 4.22 by MGoeltz from Tennessee

Jun 02, 2018
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