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RATINGS: 630   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 6   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Oude Tart is a Flemish-Style Red Ale aged in red wine barrels for 18 months. Itís pleasantly sour with hints of leather, dark fruit and toasty oak. While this is one of the more classic beer styles that we make, itís 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 boarder, this dark, sour ale has roots deep in brewing history and predates most of the ales that have become popular in contemporary culture. Weíre doing our best to keep the tradition alive by brewing and aging this beer here on the west coast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2541) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 29, 2012
On tap 4 oz. sample at Churchill's Pub in San Marcos, CA. Clear, dark brown red with tan head and good lacing. Aroma of cherries, sweet red wine and sour raspberry. Taste of sour raspberry, sour cherries, Zinfandel and sweet cherries. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1676) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2012
750 ml bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a dark reddish/brown color with a half inch off-white head that fizzled away quickly. Thereís a small amount of lacing. Aroma is nice but seems a little weak to me. The brew smells like tart cherries, red wine, grapes, vinegar and oak. Luckily the taste is stronger than the aroma. It tastes like tart cherries, red grapes, vinegar, oak, lemon, vanilla and also an earthy/leathery flavor. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick and has low/moderate carbonation. I think itís a good beer, I enjoyed drinking it. Itís a bit pricey at $18.99 a bottle, but Iíd probably buy it again at that price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (7401) - Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2012
750 ml bomber to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a deep burgundy with razor-thin white lacing that dissipates into nothingness quickly. Smells nice; semi-sweet, sour, and tart like a wild ale should. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1664) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Dark brown, reddish pour with not much head and low carbonation. Aroma of tart cherries and some red wine vinegar. Taste is similar with a nice sour finish. Good stuff! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davey101 (750) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 24, 2012
750ml into a tulip glass. 2012 release. A - Pours a still and murky dark/brown red body. A thin tan cap of foam forms but disappears quickly leaving behind absolutely nothing. Lacing is non-existent. S - Excellent aroma. Tart cherries, red wine and bourbon notes. Not sure what barrels are used, but I am getting large notes of vanilla, oak, and some spice. Not as acidic or vinegary as its Belgian counterpart, but it does have that distinctive Flanders twang on the finish. T - Super tart and sour. Mouth puckering cherries and red grapes. The end is vinegar and vanilla rich oak. The finish is quick with just some barrel tannins left in the aftertaste. Quite tasty with a lot of bright and vibrant fruit notes. M - Low carbonation, but thats somewhat irrelevant due to the high amount of acidity. Super mouth puckering! O - One of the better American made Flanders I have tried. At a slightly lower price, I think I prefer the Rodenbach vintage series over this though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
RamyG4 (323) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2012 Bottle. Deep dark red with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma is very acidic with a little sweetness, cherry, wood, a little funk. Taste is moderate acidic, mild sweet and mild bitter. Lots of oak, much more than expected. Finish is dry and woody. Light to medium body, soft carbonation, texture is oily, almost creamy. Very solid Flemish Red, but not worth the $20+ price tag.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1236) - New York, USA - SEP 22, 2012
2012 bottle, 09/22/2012. Pours deep brown, thin off-white head. Aroma of sour malts, brown sugar, tart cherry juice, light vinegar, vanilla and oak, smooth and well-integrated. Taste is sour; balsamic vinegar, tart dark berries,very fruity, leather oaky finish. Medium light body. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2898) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours out a brownish/ruby red color with a small tan head. Aroma is of leather, tart cherries, funk, oak, sour vinous notes. Taste is a nice funky tart/sourness with some tart cherries, funky oaky wood notes, leather, light sweetness, earth, sour forts, light vinegar. Complex and very well done, pricy bottle, but well worth it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2519) - Odense SV, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle @ Odense tasting. 2010 Edition. Hazy amber body with a small white head.Aroma is almond, caramel and fresh cherries. Flavor is oak, caramel and cherries.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Pours a deep almost opaque mahogany. A thin, white head. Aroma is stunning, grapes, oak and wine dominate. Flavor has a nice bit, wine character comes through strongly with a nice sour bite on the aftertaste, very nice sour

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