BMan1113VR (7382) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the barrel tasting. Pours with a small tan head that fades over a murky amber brown body. Aromas are hugely bright cherry, vinous, red wine and cherry skins. Very bright fruit on the aroma. Flavors are of ripe black cherries, red wine, a touch of sweetness, some spice and bright fruit. It doesn’t seem that the cherries spent a long enough time with the bugs for the sugars to be fully consumed. Personally I prefer the bottle conditioned Oude Tart over this version. Light bubbles.
womencantsail (6906) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The pour is a murky dark reddish-brown color with a minimal khaki colored head forming.
S: Lots of sour cherry notes right off the bat, as I hoped for. A bit more vinegar than I recall the regular Oude Tart having. Lots of vinous red wine notes as well.
T: This one is quite sour with a moderate amount of acetic acid. Plenty of cherry flavor both in terms of the flesh and skins as well as oak, wine, and just at touch of sweetness.
M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation, dry finish, and quite puckering overall.
D: Probably the best beer of the event/afternoon. The addition of cherries seemed like a natural addition to this beer, and they certainly were.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with no head. Tart, cherry aroma. Tart/sour flavor with cherries and malt. Medium bodied. Tart/sour lingers with light acetic notes, cherries, and malt.
Glouglouburp (5572) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A very nice tart/acidic cherry beer.
How: Tap at at Extreme Beer Fest 2011
The look: Muddy light burgundy body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: Nose is mostly sour cherries and some acidic note, not funky or anything. Taste is has a lot of sour cherries, a bit of caramel, vinegar notes, sourness and acidity level is medium, no funk or anything wild, almost no tannins presence. Body was unfortunately a bit lifeless. With a more lively body this would have been a kick-ass tart cherry beer. This was a nice exclusivity at EBF. EBF tickets at expensive, but a gym subscription is a lot more expensive so I just go to beer festivals to feel better about my body.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a ruby esk body with a bubbly head no real retention. Aromatically big sour cherries, light funk tones, a hint of vinegar and some light wood character. More tart then sour, light leather tone and a low acidity level. Nice offering.
badlizard (5160) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Very nice caramel chocolate a cherry aroma and taste with a tart acidic finish.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Extreme Beer Fest 2011. One of the first beers I had, and then came back right away.
Pours a rusty reddish-brown color with a short off-white head that stays around pretty well with a good swirl or two. A bit of lacing. The nose is quite nice. It had been awhile since I’d had Oude Tart, but I recognized the base right away. Nice tartness with some cream and dark fruits plus a mild acetic presence. Good lactic presence there as well, then layered with some fresh, tart cherries. Great complexity in the nose.
The flavor wasn’t quite as complex are integrated as the nose, and it was a tad bit more acid-forward without as much of the underlying cherry, oak, and fruit flavors. Still, quite good. The feel integrated the two acid components quite well and mixed things up really well with the cherries. Overall, a very nice beer that I was thrilled to see on the menu.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 03-22-2011
deyholla (4789) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from the tap at EBF. Poured a hazy amber with a brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma full of tart cherries with some acid and a bit of backing funk. Flavor was sour cherries throughout with a bit of acidic burn in the finish but a nice funk backing rounded out the beer. Really liked the addition of the cherries to this beer.
JK (3966) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2012, Friday. A simple beer that does what it does very well. Lots of cherry in the flavor and aroma, combined with a lightly acidic yeast aroma and sour flavor. Light pink color.
JohnnyJ (3533) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Bruery tasting. Slightly hazy red/brown pour, with small off-white head. Fruit, lots of sweet red cherry flavor, acidic tartness, and light vinegar. A really nice cherry sour ale, glad to try it.