Oude Tart | Bruery Terreux

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bruery Terreux
California, United States
brueryterreux.com

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oude Tart is our take on a Flanders Style red ale. It has won back to back gold medals in that category at the World Beer Cup (2010 & 2012) as well as a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2010. This sour red ale ages in oak barrels for anywhere from 6 to 18 months before being carefully blended to taste. The resulting beer is pleasantly sour with hints of leather, dark fruit and toasty oak.

Added by Overlord on 12-20-2009

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Ranking:
#673
Reviews:
410
Ratings:
2,499
pDev:
9.58%
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Photo of StormAles
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jera1350
3.81/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Psilo
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.

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Photo of MGoeltz
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aged for 2 years.

L -- Deep tawny brown body with a finger and half of pale tan head produced with gentle pour. Some retention and lacing
S -- Very classic flanders red. Fruity esters of cherry, raspberry, cranberry, and quince alongside a nice oakiness and caramel
T -- Tart and woodsy-funky. Definitely getting a lot of the oak tannin character, leather, and cherry skin
F -- Medium mouthfeel, medium+ carb. A touch of herbal hoppiness ups the bitterness more than most of the style
O -- Quite decent for a $10 bottle (Boston area folks, there are many 2016 bottles of this and Sour in the Rye at Fort Point market at this price!). Reminds me a lot of Rodenbach's Grand Cru, but more tart in the flavors

82/100

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Photo of Taybeh
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A 750ml bottle, 2015 vintage, bottled on 28th August 2015. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.

Appearance: Brownish red in colour with a small half finger frothy tanned head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.

Aroma: Tart-ish, cherry, prunes, oak and light balsamic vinegar.

Taste: Tart, sour, acidic, cherry, raspberry, oak and balsamic.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.

Overall: Enjoyable to drink with good aromas but I think I would like it even more if it was less acidic with higher carbonation.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring dark garnet but filling to muddy brown, it still seems somehow transparent under bright light, without any visible haze or sediment. A persistent but thin fuzzy tan blanket rests on top.

Smell is a little odd. I'm not sure if it resembles wood or toasted sesame, but I also get hints of rubber, toasty oak, and balsamic cherry. I'm sure being an over 3 year old Bruery beer, despite being a sour, contributes to the oddness.

Giving this a whirl on the palate, robust is an appropriate descriptor, while the sourness is not too over the top, which is a great, uncharacteristic achievement for the Bruery. Oude Tart brings toasty oak, slightly sharp cherry-lemon balsamic sourness, blackberry wine and a hint of roast over the smooth, medium body with a crisp fizz and semi-dry to dry finish.

2015 vintage

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moose1980
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Love the huge vanilla, oak presence, but slightly too tart. 2014 vintage.

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Photo of jet812
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CxRxExAxM
3.58/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WadeBridgman
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rypkr
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Much more tart than I prefer a flanders red. Awesome full mouthfeel and fruity aromas benefit it. I'll finish this but probably not but again. Give me a rodenbach or duchese de bourgeois instead please.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It is the first time I try the style Flanders Oud Bruin. Not too different from the Flanders Red Ales I've had but a little sweeter and perhaps milder tartness.

Look: reddish brown with an inch beige head.

Aroma: Cranberry or lemon tartness, a bit of oak and honey.

Taste: The flavor is a little bit of bread with honey, oak, a tad of funky yeast, and a cranberry and plum tartness. I think it taste great.

Feel: medium body, medium carbonation

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Photo of Dr_Fox
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of festizio
3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coryhk
3.68/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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