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RATINGS: 622   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2010 Pours a dark brown color with a little head to it. Has a sour vinegar smell to it. Taste is wood, cherry, and caramel. Pretty sour all the way through out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (3134) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Pours murky mahogany with a very small head. Oak and funk on the nose, but not too pungent. Taste is in your face balsamic vinegar and oak. Itís not terribly mouth puckering, but very strong. Still sour though, with some orange rind and other citrus notes. Light and delicate carbonation--itís velvet in the mouth. Had this next to Panil Barrique, which I liked better for its balance and subtlety.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2010
750 ml bottle shared by STLWill- thanks, Will! Pours a cloudy ruby-amber color with a huge beige head. Aroma is sour- tart cherries, brett, oak, grapes. Flavor of tart cherries, caramel, oak, grapes, toasted sugar, and a sourness to all of it. Finishes sweet, sour, and dry. Medium-bodied, with high carbonation. I thought this was really cool and liked it a lot more than the other guys did.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Aroma sour, metallic, some cherries, and a bit of a flemish thing going on. Pours with a slightly ruby appearance and a scant white/tan head. Taste is somewhat bruin-like. Lots of caramel, some oak, dms, lots of caramel (again), sourness, low bitterness. Finish is sweet, slightly sour, and faded malts. Decent. Tastes like an old, malty brown soured on cherries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
5th March 2010. Pre ZBF. Cloudy red beer. Light dry palate. Sour but measured. Pleasantly sour fruit with a little spice. Cherry acid but not overdone. Hard to rate for a non sour lover!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho. i dont know why i like american oude bruins and flemish sours so much more, but this beer is exactly why. nice body, hints of roast and cocoa and rough grain, but still dominated with a nice tartness, medium sourness, and very light vinegar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle: Slightly hazy dark copper amber with a frothy covering of beige head. Aroma of fresh oaky tart cherries and sweet toasty biscuity malts. Starts with a good rich body and chewy light malty sweetness with some fruity tartness and oaky complexity before a drier puckering finish. A true to style and enjoyable sour ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2010
bottle, thanks to exiled for this one, dark pinkish amber color with sour raspberry aroma, smooth funky raspberry flavors

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6100) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Big thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a hazy red-amber color with a tan head. The aroma is tart cherries with some oak, vanilla and brown sugar. The flavor is tart cherries with some oak. Very drinkable and very dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2010
750 mL bottle courtesy of Bankhead on 6/13/10. Thanks! Pours a hazy rust color with a medium sized head and lots of visible carbonation. Good head retention and lacing. Very nice aroma with tart fruity notes including grapes and cherries, caramel, vanilla, oak and earthy notes. The taste is tart almost vinegar like notes, dry red grapes, berries, melon, earthy almost vegetal notes, a bit of oak with a very faint tinge of vanilla. Well balanced and smooth. Medium bodied. Excellent beer.

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