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RATINGS: 666   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 6   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. 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.


Goodgrief's rating

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1994) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (1230) - Airvault, FRANCE - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle, 1 pint 9.4 fl oz. Home with my dad after a cast iron disc contest @TessonniŤre. 2013 millesime. A sparkling dark brown beer with a medium off-white head ; average retention. Vanilla, wood, vinegar, prune, red berries. Medium sweet, medium dry sour refreshing, light warming background. Medium body, light to medium oily texture, average carbonation, soursweet dry refrashing lasting finish. Overall, truely delicious brown sour ale ; balanced ; good body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (837) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 7, 2016
2013 bottle. This is one seriously well-executed Flemish Red -- itís leathery, a bit fruity, very sour, and really complex, and it manages to capture the hallmarks of the style really well. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kepano (261) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany with an off-white creamy head. The nose feels authentically Flemish, hitting the expected oaky vanilla and sour cherry notes synonymous with this style. Smells like a musty attic, but filled with brown sugar, dried apricot, red apple, and grape candy. It first hits the tongue with sharp, dry oak that overwhelms the otherwise refreshing and juicy flavor. Again, Oude Tart seems to come straight out of the Rodenbach playbook. With warmth it develops a chewy, cherry-filled character. Blackberries, leather, a hint of iron. Ends on a sticky oaky note that could have used more subtlety. Difficult to criticize such a spot-on effort but itís over-oaked quality holds it back from joining the ranks of La Folie which remains my favorite of the American takes on this style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9998) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2016
2015 version. Poured turbid brown with tan head. Nose was fig, oak, tannins, yeasty funk. Tart flavor, with fig, cherry, dark fruit notes, yeast, oak, tannins, Complex finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagerboy (1935) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2016
750 ml capped bottle, 2013 edition. Dirty opaque prune colour, mostly fading tan foam. Aroma of tart dark fruit, leather and oak. Taste is lightly sour berry fruity, leather and wood, some American tobacco. Softer carbonation, lighter bodied, low hopped. Solid quencher. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1441) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2016
Aroma as expected for the style. Tons of sour green apple, caramel, notes of taffy sweetness and notes of woodiness. A bit more sour than I would expect from something labeled as a Flemish, but very good nonetheless.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
scirtes (432) - POLAND - AUG 14, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2016 Bottle, bottled 8.01.13. Pours dark red, almost brown. Wonderful aromas of wine, sweetness, dark fruits. Moderately sweet, with well marked sourness. Very vinous. Complex and very interesting.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (986) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2016 75cl bottle @ Vanmoll, Eindhoven. Very dark reddish brown, beige foamy head. Rich cherry, green apple sour notes, vinegar, high acidity, tard, vinous/porto, caramel, herbal. Rich vinous, Rodenbach aftertaste. Lively carbonation, firm body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scipio (831) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Pours a copperish brown color with a medium beige head that fades quickly. The aroma is very tart, with cherry, sour apple, oak, caramel, and some vanilla. Extremely sour taste, and is quite similar to the nose. Cherry, apple, oak, a healthy amount of vinegar. Some earthiness and mild vanilla rounds this out. The sourness threatens to overwhelm the flavors, which in my opinion is a good thing. Heavy and lingering sour cherry aftertaste. This is medium in body, with a sticky, acidic texture, and carbonation bordering on flat. One of the most sour beers that Iíve ever had, if youíre a fan of this style, this is a must try.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6727) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Bottle cellared since 2012. Pours a deep reddish chestnut, beautiful overall, small beige head, dissipates to a ring with some lacing. Aroma is woody, definitely strong flanders red, oak tannin, dark sugars, lactic tartness, hints of cherry, leather. Flavor is medium tart, hints of residual sweetness, a bit of funk, loads of oak tannin, leather and lactose. Medium body, fairly low carbonation. Held up very well and doing a lot to redeem a style I more often than not donít care much for.


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