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RATINGS: 665   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
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2011
#2000. 750ml courtesy of John. Pours cloudy maroon with a beige head. The nose is fruit, sour berries and red wine vinegar. The taste follows suit with the aroma. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Very good – thanks again John!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2011
750 ml bottle. Poured reddish brown. White reddish head. A great Flemish. One of the best flemish reds I have had. Bruery did a great job with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2341) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 18, 2011
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Deep red/brown in colour with spritzy carbonation. Aromas are mainly fruity with elements of cherry blossom, crabapple, and lemon with a hint of old leather. A bit more simple and lighter than expected in the mouth with flavours of cherry pit, tart lemon, and some lacto. Refreshing with a nice sour bite, but lacking in compexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Bruery Oude Tart 1/14/10 (Bottle, most recent batch shared by Ivan; thanks! Color is tawny amber, muddy with haze. Aroma has sharp lactic acidity, lemon pith, tart cherries, wood. Great start. Flavor a bit milder, with rounded tannins, bitterness and tartness, cherry and mild vinegar. Oak and souring bacterias are a touch harsh, somehow. Tasty and fun overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1591) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle from Hophead22... Poured a golden yellow color... Decent head.. Aroma of some funky tartness. Taste is similar to the nose... Tart but not sour, fruity, maybe some pineapple? Medium carbonation, easy to drink. Overall a nice beer but sours arent my cup of tea

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2011
From notes: Someone traded me this one but I don’t remember who. Thanks again. You CA guys are alright ;^) Pours a dark mahogany/chestnut brown color with a very dark ruby red edges when held to a light source and a two finger frothy beige head that has a slight pink hue. Decent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring that leaves minimal spots of lacing behind. Tart, earthy oak aroma that is vinous with dark fruit notes. Oaky tannis with subtle vanilla in the nose as well as hints of bugs and lacto. Lots of dark fruit especially tart cherry, grape and dark berries. Slight vinegar presence and again, the oak is very prominent n the aroma. Tart and mouth puckering sweet without being overly acidic. Very vinous with a prominent earthy oak tannis character. Nicely balanced with the perfect combo of earthy oak tannis, vinous dark fruit and tart sourness. Hints of grape, tart dark cherries and other berries. Again, as in the aroma, the oak presence is prominent and adds to the complexity. Sweet and vinous with subtle vanilla from the oak. Tart, puckering finish with subtle vinegar sourness that leaves me craving another sip. A very complex, quaffable and interesting interpretation of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Thank you, Louis for this treat. Delicious and complex, but with a few issues. Like many Bruery beers the alcohol comes across a bit out of balance for the style. The sour elements and nice, but not quite prominent enough, and without enough of a sweet-sour malty backbone to really stitch things together tightly. This is a good beer though, which offers an alternative take on this venerable style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2010
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. poured amber with a beige head. aroma was oak, cherry, and tart. flavor was much the same and was a little funky. low-medium body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Bottle courtesy of mikey711. Thanks! Poured into a tulip. A: Pours a crimson/mahogany mixture. Starts with a nice four-finger head, which quickly diminishes down to a slight, quarter-inch ring. No lacing left behind. S: Nice tart acidity coming alongside some cherry notes. A bit of sherry coming in as well. Tiny amount of vinegar. T: A good amount of acidity without being too puckering. A big of vinegar alongside that. Sherry and cherries. Nothing too funky. M: Medium bodied and quite creamy. Great acidity; perfect for the style. D: Highly drinkable. Nice acidity without being overly dry. The creaminess is a nice touch. Well-balanced flavors all around. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-03-2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9203) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2010
bouteille de 75cl. couleur brune foncée, mousse est fine et de ton blanc-cassé. Arôme, acerbe, chêne, finement malt avec du chocolat et des fruits noirs. Goût, finement aigre tout en conservant cette note de bière âgée en fût de chêne, groseille, avec un fini de vinaigre dans le style des bières aigres tout en conservant des fruits et le chêne.

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