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RATINGS: 668   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (5474) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Poured from a refrigerated 750 ml bottle into a brandy snifter. The beer is much darker than I would have suspected. No real head to speak of. The aroma is very lactic and earthily sour. The taste has tongue numbing, mouth puckering sourness going on through the beerís entirety. Very sour. One of the individuals I was drinking this with could barely drink it. No problem here. Anyway, the finish is dry and sticks with you for a good little while. Really liked this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
From a tap at the bruery tasting room.Oude Tart is an dark rudy with semi thick head.The Aroma is of sour and dark fruit .The balance of sweet fruit and sour makes this beer a delicious beer.clove, frothy, clear, red, medium body, lively, long finish, sticky, great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Deep amber dark red no head lightly viscous... Fairly oaky aroma, light fruitiness, light caramel sweetness... Not excessively aromatic... Oaky, tart, somewhat sour somewhat sweet light caramel, the leather exists, fairly acidic, nice beer... Medium body a light liveliness, lingers a touch acidic... Nice beer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Pours a deep chestnut brown with a nice little head of tan. Aroma is sour with hints of malt sweetness and a touch of oak. Very light, dry body, with a ton of prickly tannins. Some fruity citrus (cranberry?), lots of lactic acid and a we bit of acetic. Very dry finish with a nice lingering of sour tannins like a big cab sauv. This would be killer with lobster.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18714) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle shared at Craft Beer Co., London, thanks to Mike. Pours cloudy, ruby-brown with a fine, off-white head. Big tangy berry aroma. Light sweet flavor, moderately sour with some taosted wood, dried raspberries and cranberries. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Good and tangy to finish with sour fruits, berries, very faint grassy bitterness. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Pours a dark brownish red color with a small off-white head. Aroma is vinegar, sour malts, caramel and wine. The taste is everything thatís good in this world. Lemons, sour cherry, vinegar, earth, malt. Itís a really good sour that Iím glad I got to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DesertDevil (685) - Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
2012 bottle. Pours an awesome hazy dark maroon. Heavy vinous aroma with dark cherries, and a bit of fresh leather. Seriously tart from the first sip with vinegar and oak notes. The tartness, while nice once my taste buds recovered from getting slapped around, is kind of one-dimensional and dominant to the point that it overshadowed all other elements of the beer. This one will hopefully benefit from some cellar time.†

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Dark red-brown with whispy, tan head (barrel-aged) / Tart nose of dark cherry, oak, light brett / Light to medium body, very tart, some sweetness, nice balance with very light bitterness on the finish / Stylish, earthy flavor of sour dark cherry, red wine vinegar, leather, lemon, oak, light horseblanket / Not super complex, but very elegant and balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2828) - Silver Spring, Alabama, 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 (1848) - 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.

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