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RATINGS: 621   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Bottle pours reddish color with off white head. Aroma is tart cherry or raspberry. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is tart cherry, vinegar, sour and tart, and finishes tart smooth. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2010
100th rating of the beer. Generously shared by dakine -- thanks, man!! Pours a hazy amber color with an off-white ring of bubbles. Smells and tastes of sour lemon juice, tart green apples, and sweet cherries on the mid. Classy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2010
BottleÖ This beer rocks!Ö Murky, deep garnet ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The aroma is funky, fruity, acidic and just a touch acetic; offering notes of leather, mild barnyard and a splash of red wine vinegar. Medium-bodied with stinging carbonation. The flavor isnít quite sour, but itís very tart with loads of blackberries and restrained caramel sweetness. Finishes tart and tangy with a kiss of caramel. World class bottle of beer courtesy of giarcsr!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (6338) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Sampled at DC Epic Sour Tasting 2010. Pours a translucent, reddish, rusty amber with a creamy beige head. Aroma is nice, tart, strawberry patch, cherry, doughy, like scone dough, apples, must. Flavor is tart, fruity, sweet, pears, cherries, raspberry, strawberry, tomato. Full bodied, tart finish, a little salty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (17658) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2010
750 ml bottle at DC Epic Sour Tasting 2010, courtesy of our kind host CaptainCougar - thank you sir! Copper color, swirling islands of tan head. Aroma of butterscotch. Taste of sour anise, orange peel, coriander, caramel syrup. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
750mL courtesy of CaptainCougar. Pours an unclear orange amber with a thin beige head that leaves no lace and has little retention. Aroma is cheesy, funky, horsey/barn, briny cheese with a massive overall note of tamarind. Taste is subdued lactic, lots of oak, red wine, back of the throat lactic sourness, touch of balsamic vinaigrette. Spritzy, bubbly palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Fairly decent nose, cherries, light balsamic, lots of toffee and dark fruit. The taste is tart, a bit thin and oxidized, cherry juice, light acetic acid. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2012 Had this as part of an epic tasting I had with several BAís Poured into a snifter. Pours an opaque cider apple tan reddish hued color. Very fizzy head like champagne. Smells of sour apple, spices, and sweet dark fruit. The taste is a little overwhelmed by the carbonation but after that you get a nice tart, sour apple flavor with a nice slight sweetness to the end. Mouthfeel is extremely light due to the carbonation. Very drinkable, I could drink this all day. Stellar...period.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
darkguardian (727) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2010
750ml bottle thanks to hopscotch. Pours a brownish red with a small off white head. Nose is rich berries (canít quite place which) possibly raspberry with tons of acidic notes. Rich full body with sour berry and light vinegar. Far less acetic than I had expected. A very rich and tasty sour, Reminiscent of a lighter Consecration. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
changeup45 (1727) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Dark brown, slightly reddish color and pours with a thick tan head. A thin layer of foam remains on top until the last drop. The aroma shows fresh cherries, funky oak, wild berries and plums. Very enjoyable brew. Crisp and refreshing while still packing a nice sour punch. Not intense at all or massively tart but very well balanced. A tasty mix of flavors; grapes, green apple, oak, cherry, a bit of funk, mild vinegar. Great stuff. Love the drinkability. I really didnít think it was going to be this good.

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