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RATINGS: 571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2012
Blakish red, not much head. Smells like a citrusy Christmas tree, according to my notebook. And who am I to argue with my notebook? It was there. Anyhoo, lots citrus sourness, mixed with some balsamic vinegar, as well as some spruce, and ceder notes. Thanks to grownfool for this one!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2012
Poured a dark brown, cola-like color with a red tint. Head is light brown with no lacing. Aroma is tart cherries, wood, light vinegar, and leather. Taste is medium tart, cherry, and a hint of vinegar. Soft carbonation and a full mouthfeel. Overall a pretty tasty sour.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (6780) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish cola with a beige head that went away and a marvelous fruit and vanilla aroma. There is a very complex cherry flavor with lots of oak and a dry tart finish. This is great beer to be slowly savored.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 16, 2012
Capped 750 from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Fred just gets this stuff. Amazing. Pours dark ruby with a beige/tan head. Aroma of heavy dark cherry. Med body. Flavor is sour oaky dark cherry. It is soft and lovely - tho a bit prickly. Excellent. Finishes darkly sour cherry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3068) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2012
Bottle from a trade with peteinSD. Pours dark reddish brown color with tan head. Aromas of sour cherries, dark fruit, and oak. Similar flavors. Medium body with average carbonation. A nice Flanders red. Thanks Peter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmonster (983) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle served in a tulip. Pours a glorious walnut with a short amber-tinged tan head. Minimal retention and lace. Bright sour and heavy oak on first nosing. Grows very complex with notes of pinot vino, cinnamon, cherry skins, and leather. Medium-heavy sour flavor. Very little sweetness. Light-medium body, thin-oily texture, soft carbonation, and a dry, acidic, very tart finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle, thanks Ethan. Reddish brown with little to no head. Nose is dusty, cherry, leather. Flavor is simialr, sort of blah-ish, very light in every way which is strange for this brewery. Kinda of like a watered down Rodenbach.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maximum12 (24) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Thanks to the f-in man, msulinski, for including this bottle in a wintertime trade. Had a sip of this at a tasting & needed a bigger bottle & lo! one shows up on my doorstep. 750ML bottle split with my wife after living at Town Hall & suckling on barrels all week. Pour is wildly divergent: mine is dark brown, my wife’s is dark red, from different levels of the bottle. Nose is big oak, raspberries, cherries, tart. Nice start. Oude Tart cuts through the barrels like a German tank division through Polish cavalry. Huge oak notes trade light chatter with the searing tartness that lines the brew. Drought-dry. Fruit so present in the nose is tame to the point of absence. Earthy, slight vinegar, green apple, a bit leathery. Sippable. Targeted to sourheads? No idea. But this is one fine, approachable sour, that doesn’t cross the line into folding my face into right angles. Excellent beer & a standard for Flanders ales.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Aroma of dark fruit, oak, some acid. Great flavor. Slightly acidic and a great Flemish Red. I wish I could get this again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 15, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by colonelforbin. Thanks Mike. Pours a dark brown with a small off white head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is cherry, oak, lactic acid, and a bit of funkiness. The initial taste is sweet with cherry and has a lactic tartness to it. The oak also comes through as well is some acetic acid. The finish has a bit of astringency and leaves some lingering oak on the palate. Medium body. Low carbonation.


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