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RATINGS: 651   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Thanks Dave! Nice orange color not a lot of sediment. Very pungent nose of sour cherry or grapefruit. Taste is really smooth and nice. I thought this was going to be way more sour than it was. Perfect amount of tartness and a little sweet, not too much vinegar (I appreciate that). Looking forward to getting more of this, fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2012
25.4 oz bottle. Just clear garnet brown with a coating beige head. Nose is oak and earthy sour cherry with hints of toffee and dates. Juicy medium body with a lively sparkle. Taste is dull cherry, sour raspberry, green plum, leather and wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
On tap in the Brueryís tasting room, and at the Provisions. Dark mahogany pour. Minimal head. Smells of Pinot noir with Flemish sour notes. Taste is very similar to a red wine. Smooth and easy to drink. I donít drink sours often but this is an enjoyable beer Iíd drink again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (13266) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle thanks to PeteinSD. Pours dark reddish brown - almost black - with tan brown head. Nose/taste of aged cheese, wild yeast, oak, tart red fruits and light cocoa with some vinous notes. Moderate acidity. Well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (8139) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a tan head. Tart/sour aroma with oak, earth, malt, and light fruitiness. Tart/sour flavor with earth, oak, malt, green apples, and red fruit. Medium bodied. Tart/sour notes linger with light acetic tones, oak, green apple, and red fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
b>In short: A Flemish Sour style ale with a focus on red-wine barrels and vinegar. Decent sipper, below average for the style.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when approximately 1 year of age. Bottle sent to me by kegbear, thanks a lot Craig
The look: Cloudy ruby-copper body topped by a medium beige head that quickly recedes to a ring of foam
In long: Nose is very tannic, red-wine barrels, cherry skin, a bit musty, light port wine notes. Basically it does smell like a classic Flemish Sour but with a focus on the oak/red-wine barrels. Taste follows through. A lot of oak, a lot of tannins, vinegar, berries, cherry skin, raspberry seeds, grains, lots of lacto and all that tied together by a nice caramel. Sour level is pretty high. The beer is unfortunately too much vinegary to be considered an good example of the style, Iím talking pure acetic acid here. I found that drinking a full 750ml to be a challenge, by the end I was really looking forward to opening something totally different. Intense it is, easy to drink it is not. The fruity version (Bruery Sour Cherry Oude Tart) was a lot better despite its lack of carbonation. Anyway, to me this is just another example that any vinegary American Sour Ale gets good ratings. But trends come and go, times change, thirty years from now some TV show is going to make our current shitty decade seem like the most awesome time ever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10879) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Sample at Bruery Provisions. Pours a ruddy brown color with a medium beige head that has large bubbles. Spotty lacing toward the top of the glass. Cherry, brett and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of tart fruit, yeast, and malt. Funk in the background throughout. Good Sour Ale all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (6051) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2011
This poured a darker amber to reddish color with a biege head. Aroma was tart berries, lots of woody character, and mild funk. Flavor was much the same, very very tart, sour cherries, lots of oaky notes, and some graininess too. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6608) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Clear copper red color with ivory sheen. Red wine, tart dark fruit, wet wood, caramel aromas. Light to medium bodied. Medium tart dark fruit flavors with some wood, spicy caramel sweetness--good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3078) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle shared at Paulís. The aroma is vinegar, cherry, wood. A lot like a bruin. The appearance is a hazy brown color, off-white head. The flavor is sour cherry, vinegar, wood, a bit like spicy brown mustard. h finish is sour, vinegar, fruit. Medium in body. Very good.

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