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RATINGS: 547   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Oude Tart is a Flemish-Style Red Ale aged in red wine barrels for 18 months. Pleasantly sour with hints of leather, dark fruit and toasty oak.

Goodgrief's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1782) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Thanks to eaglefan538 for sharing. Tremendous woody aroma. Mouth puckering sourness. Extremely tart with noticeable wood and dry fruit. Dry finish. Good, but definitely a sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1236) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Dark, opaque ruby red with a one-finger off-white head, good retention and slippery lacing. Aromas of red wine grapes, oak, black cherries, tobacco leaves, leather and alcohol, all of which create a sense of strong sourness. Taste is all tartness, strong but clean, with notes of red wine, unlit cigars, oak, vanilla and berries. Medium-bodied, high carbonation, prickly and puckering mouthfeel, and a very nice tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a ruby reddish amber-brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is caramel, fruity, tart, roasted butter. Flavor is fruit, red berries, caramel. Finish is vinegar and sour. Lingering acetic acid and sourness. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
highibus (721) - Vail, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Pours deep mahogany to cherry red. Very little head but no problem there. Huge wine and fruit nose. Big tartness up front with a wine and slight funk. Effrevescent and a really nice tart finish. Great beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
batneil (281) - - AUG 25, 2014
Smells and tastes a bit like vinegar. Not a fan of sours, but came as party of a sampler. Dark brown colour little head. (K)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MacBoost (1263) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours a cloudy dark red with a small head. Aromas of leather strapped dark sour fruit. Taste is sour. Flavors of vinegar, oak, dry wine. Notes of dark rum cake and grandmas bunions. Finishes on a note of over hyped Bruery garbage and a slight hint of dumpster drippings. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1871) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Tart. Obviously. Very low pH but not chest thumping sour. Pretty good and the 7.5% is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (776) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Very tart, sweet, light vinegar, fruity,light oaky. Translucent, brownish red with tan head. Sour, sweet, very tart, fruity- oaky. Yum sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2827) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Bottled 75cl. A good interpretation of the the style. Balsamic. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (857) - , CYPRUS - AUG 19, 2014
On tap. Brown colour. Tart vinegar aroma. Flavour is sour, vinegar, oak, Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Cherry-flavored caramel meld into delicate balsamic acidity in this otherwise musty Flanders Red interpretation.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the muddy pale brown.
-Earthiness is also found in the finish.
-The caramelized fruitiness tends to take away from my enjoyment of this brew.
-The flavor profile is certainly pleasant, but it is not entirely successful to me.


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