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RATINGS: 664   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 6   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3649) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Pours an opaque brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is tart/soury fruits with oaky and vinous notes. Flavor is very tart...deep oaky balsamic notes and vinous...theres a faint metallic note...very dry. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is tart/sour and leathery oaky...very dry!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7141) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2012
On tap at Churchkeyís Night of the Living Ales event. Poured a dark copper color with a wispy head. Aroma is tart funk, with some sour cherries(?), very mouth puckering, which I really really liked!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6045) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
On draft at church key in Washington DC. Pours a hazy cola-like reddish brown with slight head. Leather aroma. Sour red fruits with a surprising sweetish finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Pours a dark reddish black. Aroma of oak and wood. Overly sour raisin on the tongue. Lots of oak and funk. Very metallic. Really acetic. Not very pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1762) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2012
2012 release.

A: The body is an opaque brown with just a thin tan head that has poor retention, still this is a decent looking beer.

S: Slightly sour, slightly sweet vinegar aroma. maybe some cherries or apples.

T: The intro is very mild with a light tart and vinegar flavor, fruity, that progressively becomes sour to a slight pucker.

M: Light to medium bodied with light fizzy carbonation.

O: I somewhat enjoy this and I appreciate that this is how the style should be, but this is something I can only enjoy in small amounts.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Very pricey bottle, but very dark pour with a slight red tint with no head. Aroma is nothing but strong dark fruits. Very tarty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11184) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Decent red ale. Typical bruery tartness. Some fruitiness. Good mouthfeel. The price is far too high though.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (197) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Im not usually a fan of tart beers, especially flemish reds but Iím really starting to come around to them. I think i may start trying more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Nice red pour with a tan/red head. Aroma is sour, fruit, cherries. Iím not sure what I was expecting. THis was a really good beer, but also fairlt shallow? The sourness is there, but it lacked a bit of complexity. Still, those ar eminor knocks against an excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle from mariís. Pours deep red with a little bit of head that dissipates to nothing quick. The aroma has funky sour cherries, some white grape, oak, leather. The taste is very sour.. This reminds me of consecration a lot. Nice!


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