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RATINGS: 666   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (2324) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
Thanks to Phredrik! Pours ruby red with a light brown head. Aroma has an overal flemish touch along with vinegar, balsamic, sweet cherry, rather tart, raspberry, oaky notes, marmelade, lacto and some brett. Pretty nice balance here. Taste is vinegar, balsamic, sweet cherry, tart, sour berries, flemish, darker fruity nuances, lacto, brett, dry wood and acid. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2281) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle shared by DalzAle thanks Greg! Pours red brown with a quick khaki head that fades to nothing. Aroma is tart leather cherries and wood. Taste is all of the above with more wood and somewhat smooth tartness and a little lactic. Palate is slick and chalky drying finish. Solid sour!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2012
(Bottle) Pours cloudy brown. The aroma holds vanilla, coconut and buttery oak up front with citric, tiny toasted/roasted and light funky undertones. The flavour is dry and near medium acidic with vinous, funky, oaky and citric notes. The mouthfeel soft, tart and round with a light to medium carbonation. Citric and light oaky finish. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18234) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2012
Sour and bitter 2012. Amber beer with no head. Sourish woody aroma, oaky, bitter, fruity, some citrus, vinous, vanilla notes. Sourish flavor, vinous, oaky, fruity, citrus, grass notes, some vanilla. Bitter fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle from a trade with mashmaster. Lively red pour, small light rim of head. The aroma is very nice! Dark berries, balsamico, cherries, oak, vanilla, leathery brettanomyces notes giving it a nice edge, slightly funky. Tastes just like a good strong flemish red should - balsamic vinegar, oak, vanilla, cherries, wild yeast notes and leather. Greatly balanced. Mouthfeel is silky and gentle just as I imagine a fluffy white rabbit smothered in caramel and candy floss. Wabbit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (6075) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3745) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (9148) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bhensonb (14094) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3552) - 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.

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