Jesterdeal (1473) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared by Dave. Aroma is amazing with cherry pie fillling, caramel, black cherry, iron, lemon zest, and oak. Pours murky dark red/brown with very little carbonation and slight film. Taste is super tart and very intense. Sour cherry, black cherry, caramel, lemon zest, and sour oak. Just a perfect oud tart with cherries. This is Red Poppy on steroids. This may be the best sour Iíve had. Hard to say.
merc7186 (1479) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber into snifter.Nose: Dark Red Plums, Raisins, Mild Oaky, Mild Tart CherryAppearance: Dark Ruby Hue, Passes Mild Light, Mild White Head Ring, Mild LacingTaste: Bitter Red Plum, Sour Cherry, Mildly Oaky, Lactic AcidPalate: Mild Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Tart, Mildly Fruity
Pailhead (4237) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Courtesy of tectactoe
Bottle: The aroma consists of cherries, cola, light vinegar, oak, and a hint of lemon. It pours cloudy orangish-brown with a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet cherries and a touch of cola. The finish has heavy sour lemon, a touch of oak, and faint cinnamon. As it warms, the cherry gets stronger. Itís medium bodied with somewhat soft carbonation. Overall, the aroma is misleading since it doesnít smell that sour. The sourness is intense in the flavor though. I dig it.
knickskicks (562) - - DEC 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark red, small tan head that dissipates. Nose is tart cherries, typical Sour red/brown ale funk. Taste is funk, cherries, puckering tartness. Medium mouthfeel.
kbutler1 (1324) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Bruery Reserve Initiation party 2011. Pours a murky rust mahagony color with a slight tan head that collars around the glass. Nice tart cherry aroma in the nose along with slight acetone. Light mouthfeel. Well balanced comes to mind as I drink this. It really isnít overly sweet or sour but somewhere in the middle with the sweetness of the cherries being counteracted by the tartness and vice versa. Ends with a lingering tartness. Very drinkable.
UDBeernut (1255) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ba bottle share. More whalez bro! Deep ruby red pour, nose of cherrys, spice. Taste has a well balanced sweet cherry and tartness. Sour, light funk. Fucking a.
tectactoe (694) - Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2013 Bottle: deep, bloody crimson and ruby, mostly opaque and a little swampier than the regular Oude Tart. The beige head lasts for a few moments before disappearing completely. Aroma is zesty cherries, very light vinegar, mild musty oak, faint tartness, and some candy-like sweetness in the tail end. Taste starts off with a quick hit of sweet cherries, then BOOM - a bum rush of sour ass cherry skins, lemon flesh, mildly acidic vinegar, faint lactic notes, and some nice oak notes. Super sour, super tart, puckering and scraping acetic vinegar. Dry, dying fruit and oak finish with a mild spice note that I canít exactly pinpoint. Very good and amazingly sour. Had another bottle (thanks Steve) that wasnít quite as sour as the first... but still, quite tart and amazing cherry flavor.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Reserve party and one of my favorites of the day. Dark reddish in color with some off white head. Good solid sour flavors wrapped in a medium bodied beer. Complex mix of sweet fruit ( orange, plum, lemon) with a healthy backbone of yummy sour cherries. Really good balance of tartness vs. sweetness. Could have drank much more of this for sure.
Experiment_Ale (376) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 at Ryanís. pours dark maroon red. Aroma is sour cherry, tart, barre, medium to heavy acidity. Taste is sharp tart mouth puckering sour, cherry.
adamjackson (1752) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RS release. Split 2 ways with Chris. 750ML 2013 release in a snifter.
A - Pours dark brown but with this really nice redness out of the glass. In the glass, cherry red, almost no head but a bit foamy. Maroon / blood red.
S - Smells like a rodenbach but with a huge amount of fresh cherry like way more than youíd expect. Whoa.
T - Whoa. Jammy, sweet and tart fruit. Loads of cherries like they overwhelm everything else. Oude Tart is still there but whoa. I could easily drink a 750 of this.
M - Crisp and sharp carbonation and acidity
O - this is great..easily twice as good as regular oude tart. I want more of this NOW!