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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Flemish red with sour cherries added to the barrel


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BSchnab (118) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Aroma is sweet funk, appearance is dark copper color, taste is sour cherry this is a very good sour


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheGoldenChalice (23) - The Garden of the Beer Gods, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
Served in a Teku from bottle. Aroma complex, inviting scents reminiscent of oak barrels. I cannot smell a lot of cherries in the aroma, but that may just be me. Appearance light brown appearance w/ fleeting head retention. Typical Flemish Red appearance. Taste marvelous Flemish Red in many respects--sour cherries linger in the back of throat w/ magnificent barrel finish, which expands across entire taste spectrum, leaving you salivating for more. Tongue is loving this one. Palate impressive how this brew makes you squint after each sip it. It is that sour. If you breathe out as you drink the beer, you can significantly realize the cherry profile, which makes this Flemish Red a top-tier contender in this category. Overall an impressive Flemish Red that I would buy again. It is not the best Flemish Red I have encountered, but it is definitely a contender and not a brew you should sleep on. Extremely satisfied.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
Should I even rate this? Sours are not my favorite, I will openly admit. However this is too abrasive, astringent, and acidic. There are very few redeeming qualities.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brewtalizer (10) - Miami Beach, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2015
Pours dark red, smells of cherry pie filling. Very nice sour balanced by the fruit, hits you straight in the back of the tongue. A bit overpowering at times, definitely a bottle best shared.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1665) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
2013. The beer is a dark brownish red color. A bit too dark to gauge the clarity. Reluctant head but a vigorous pour got a few fizzy fingers of brown bubbles. Dissipates to nothing after a bit. Medium vinegar in the aroma. Light toasty sugar, dark fruit and wood. A fairly juicy sour cherry character. Nice Flemish red character without the off maltiness of some examples. The taste is medium-strong sour, solid tart fruitiness and light malt sweetness. Less cherries but theyre still present. Good bit of acidity. Mild caramel. Some other dark stone fruit fruitiness. While this is a definite step up from the regular version of Oude Tart, its still a bit harsh for my taste, though I probably have some bias against the style. Oaky finish. Solid pucker. Light medium body. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle, shared by a kind soul, in a location remote of my dining room.
The beer pours a nice dark brown with a small head.

The aroma is sour cherries with some wood. Its got a lightly acetic touch to it but its also got some really nice lemony and funky characteristics.

The flavor is loaded with tart cherries, its got some light cocoa, & some wood. Its a little on the aggressive side with regards to sourness, but its well within the confines of "pleasant" as far as Im concerned. The beer is decently dry as well.

A fun one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4661) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Thank to STLWill for sharing this gem - Pours reddish brown with a small tan head. The aroma has deep roasty malt, vinegar sourness, dark cherries and a cleaner smell. It has a medium / full body with a sharpness and light carbonation. The flavor starts with lush cherries, mild tartness and toasty malt. Then it gets much more sour and bracing along with vanilla/oak, vinegar and citrus. The finish is sharp and biting, but still shows lush cherries. Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy reddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy tart berry fruit and sour yeast aroma. Copious body and a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & tart flavor with a medium to heavy tart & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex solid beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (7025) - Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2015
750 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours brown with a small beige head. The aroma is tart, sour cherries, additional fruits, oak, and some caramel malts. The flavor has a great drinkable tart character, sour cherry, oak, caramel, brown sugar with a light funk. Tends to the dry side. I thought the original Oude Tart had a cherry hint, so this makes sense. Definitely would have this again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle @ home... It pours clear light brown with a quick disappearing light tan head... This is fantastic! just love it! ... lots of cherries, tart and it is so balanced sour! .... perfect! ...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8541) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2015
750ml bottle, big thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing. Hazy brown, slight red color. Thin ring of off-white head. Awesome big puckering sour cherry aroma, touch of chocolate, good oakiness. Nice bigger sourness, light dry finish, mild slick, light to moderate sweet. Bigger body, lighter carbonation, mildly slick. Delicious sour cherry brown ale.


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