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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#1,169
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416
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2,511
pDev:
9.58%
 
 
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Photo of MGibbons
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of jngrizzaffi
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.

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Photo of Heftklammer
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bammer21
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beejay
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.

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Photo of Danielr26
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
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.

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Photo of Dave2234
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
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.

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Photo of WOLFGANG
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.

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Photo of KevBot89
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 2,511 ratings