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The Bruery Oude Tart

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Oude Tart is a Flemish-Style Red Ale aged in red wine barrels for 18 months. Pleasantly sour with hints of leather, dark fruit and toasty oak.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3299) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Quite pleased to find this on draft for a growler fill at Whole Foods Short Pump. Pours a medium reddish amber, slight head. Aroma is sour cherry and very faint vanilla. Flavor is sour cherry, pleasingly tart without going over the top, with notes of vanilla and perhaps the faint hint of chocolate. A very nicely executed Flemish with the balance a touch more to the sour than the malt. Good acetic character.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (3771) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"a fairly traditional flanders that has a bit more kick in the aroma department than the flavor. juuust a bit more simplistic, and less sour than expected, but damn tasty and drinkable. aroma of oak, tart cherries, leather. a tiny bit of sweetness and a smooth body. very nice beer, approachable and complex at the same time."

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (10672) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle at Gaasa. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sourness, malt, oak, wood. Flavour is sourness, malt, oak, wood, chocolate, berries, lemon. Full body. Pleasent very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (797) - New York City, TURKEY - SEP 17, 2014
Drought. Inky black with miniscule beige foamy head that dissipated quickly, soir cherry-coffee-bourbon aroma, pleasanty sour taste with bourbon at the background, low carbonation, medium finish with sour aftertaste. Very refreshing and easy to drink despite the alcohol content.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zymurgeist2 (1030) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 11, 2014
On draught at Harry’s Hofbrau. Clear garnet with small off-white head. Wonderful complexity and solid tart, sour aroma and flavor. Smooth, with dark cherry and slight vanilla and melanoidin.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
teromous (55) - - SEP 11, 2014
My bottle says 2014 edition and says 8% ABV. Appearance: Very dark brown with some hints of mahogany as light passes through. Slim white head and no lacing. Aroma: Here is a very familiar scent of tart smelling cherries, musky shed and mildew on wood. It is exactly what I would expect from a beer like this. Taste: EXTREMELY tart to the point where it makes me cough a bit. I get some tart cranberry and crabapple. Palate: Very dry, very tart. Extremely puckering and fairly hard to enjoy a whole bomber. Overall: This really is a good beer but I would highly recommend sharing this. It is a treat albeit very, very overly tart. I sincerely enjoyed this beer but I wish they would sell it in mini-bottles. I wouldn’t buy a bomber again unless it was for a much larger party. This has a very sour wine-like (not spoiled) quality about it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (1370) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2014
From notes, consumed 8/6/2013. 750 ml bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Probably bottled in 2012. Dark reddish brown with a finger of off-white head. Aromas of vinegar, grapes, apples, red wine, tart dark fruit. Tastes of big tart notes, dry oak, vinegar, red wine, tart dark fruit, subtle cheese, sour grapes and apples. Medium body with a dry finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tortman18 (188) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Very dark, opaque brown/ruby, with a thin cap of off-white head. Lacing was very wet. Aroma is very tart and sugary with hints of cherry, lemon zest, grapefruit, caramel and red wine. The taste is like a lemon warhead. Very tart and dry with a lot of caramel, cherry and red wine. The finish was very dry and became eve more tart as it lingered.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1276) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Dark, opaque ruby red with a one-finger off-white head, good retention and slippery lacing. Aromas of red wine grapes, oak, black cherries, tobacco leaves, leather and alcohol, all of which create a sense of strong sourness. Taste is all tartness, strong but clean, with notes of red wine, unlit cigars, oak, vanilla and berries. Medium-bodied, high carbonation, prickly and puckering mouthfeel, and a very nice tart finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a ruby reddish amber-brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is caramel, fruity, tart, roasted butter. Flavor is fruit, red berries, caramel. Finish is vinegar and sour. Lingering acetic acid and sourness. Medium body, average carbonation.


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