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RATINGS: 658   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. It’s pleasantly sour with hints of leather, dark fruit and toasty oak. While this is one of the more classic beer styles that we make, it’s 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. We’re 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 14/20
pushkinwow (2513) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2012
750ml bottle, I think second time in a bottle, first time was on tap at EBF. Brown with a tan head, balsalmic vinegar, tannins, some cherries, mild tartness, wood. Moderate carbonation and body, mild sourness with a nice malty finish, somewhat dry. Decent but not as good as I remember on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Bottle @ S&B. Deep renal failure bloody red brown color with a tiny, off-white head. The nose is sweet cherry and brown sugar, jammy fruits, light vinegar and cheesy funk. The taste is tart, bright cherry and raspberry. Tart, vinous notes of grape skin and funk. The body’s light and active. No real carbonation. Overall, very nice. Clearly like a Flanders red, a good thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1695) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2012 2010 vintage bottle @ S&B 2012. Pours deep red brown with a small beige head. Aromas of honey, blackberries, some cassis and some vinegar. Medium body with lively carbonation, sweet undertone of caramel. Subtle taste of vinegar again. Clearly inspired by the Flemish sours... ----- Retasted at Mathieu87’s EPIC tasting... Upgraded to 4.1/5. Aroma: plums, nuts, balsamic vinegar. Taste: balsamic vinegar and apples

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (22479) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle @ Sour & Bitter 2012. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour tart aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity sour tart funky flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity sour tart funky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4293) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
Pours murky mahogany with no head. Aroma is sweet sour vinous honey a bit caramel and fruity. Flavor sour aceton in middle more sweetness fruity basement horse blanket. Finishes sour acidy tart and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5829) - GERMANY - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle sample at Sour&Bitter Copenhagen. Beer in the glass deep brown, small head. Sour-fruity aroma, a bit like peach. Starts mild sourish, a bit grasy, fruity, again notes of peaches with a hint of berries. Well balanced mild-sourish finish. Quite drinkable. A good one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (11353) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2012
[5/10/12] Bottle sample at Sour & Bitter. 2010 bottle. Murky dark reddish color. Sourish aroma of oak, some cherries and some lacto.Sour flavor of cherries, some other fruits, yogurt, wood and some malt. Medium-bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (11949) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
From bottle at Sour & Bitter 2012. It pours very dark brown, with a thin tan film. The nose is sweet-sour, balsamic vinegar, red berry, syrup, wood, vanilla and almond. The taste is also sweet-sour, white and balsamic vinegar, tart lemon, grapefruit, red berry, wood and alcohol warmth, with lightly tart finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and moderate tartness. Well balanced. Definitely one of the best American interpretations of a Flemish red that I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12619) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2012 Sour & Bitter Festival CPH 2012. Cloudy brown with a lasting off-white head. Funky aroma with red berries and a mineral note. Dry funky and tart flavour with red berries and an ever so slightly roasted finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
Sour & Bitter 2012, Copenhagen. Brown beer with no head. Fruity, oakey, vinous aroma with nice citrus notes. Sourish fruites and some grassy flavour. Nice beer :-)

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