FlacoAlto (4234) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2016
A steady pour produces a one-finger thick, dark amber / tan colored head. The beer is a rich brown color that shows a clear, deep ruby hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells tart, a little bit like vinegar, a soft tart cherry character, a toasted oak note that contributes a nutty note and accentuates a dark malty note. There is a definite sherry-like oxidation here, that also accentuates the nutty note in the nose, and the cherry character becomes a touch more noticeable as the beer warms up.Klimaet (3096) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2016
Tart up front, and even more mouth puckering as it moves towards the finish, there is also an earthy, woody oak character in the finish that adds some structure to the body with its tannins. Up front there is a soft, sweet (really more suggested than actually sweet) cherry character, while the middle has an earthy, tart, bright cherry note that at times can meld into the tartness of the base beer as there is very little / no residual sweetness in this beer. There is a oral-nasal, floral cherry note that hits the palate if you breath in while taking a sip. There is a soft nuttiness here, and a touch of dry sherry, both from a soft oxidation / aged malt character.
This beer is quite sour, which is certainly nice if you like that sort of thing; luckily I do. It could use a touch more malty depth to it, but I like that the cherry character is not overwhelming, but still noticeable. A nice beer that certainly hits the spot if you are in for something quite sour.
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares #whoknowshowmany. Pours hazy deep red with a small fizzy white head. Aromas of oak, cherries, cola, lactic, gummy bears, balsamic. Taste has lots of sour cherries, lactic tart, vinegar, oak, balsamic. RasmusOtt (2933) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares #17 thanks to Bursprak. Pours dark deep red with a beige head. Aroma of balsamic, sour candy, cola, marzipan, cherry, leather and some vinegar. The taste is very sour and sparkling with the same notes from the aroma as well. Balsamic and cherry are dominant. bursprak (3284) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares #17. Clear dark amber pour with red hues and tiny lacings. Notes of balsamic, vanilla, cherries, leather and some light funk. A year and a half in the rot box well spent. Actually more drinkable than the regular Oude Tart. Vestergaard (2091) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2015
Pours a dark, clear, rusty red with a medium sized pinkish, fizzy head. Aroma has loots of sour cherry, vanilla, oak, tart balsamic, vinegar, cola, cherry cola, marzipan. Smells really good! Taste is very tart up front, lots of fruit, cherry pithy bitterness, dark malts. Plain, nice and tart.
Danyel (1609) - Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with off white head. Aroma is brown sugar, balsamic, vanilla frosting, cherries, raisin, vanilla, wood. Taste is med bodied, crisp, sour throughout, very acidic, Overall, good. Kroney (256) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 25, 2015
750 to pint glass. Appearance: murky reddish brown thin tan head. Aroma: sour cherries, oak, hints toffee/caramel malt. Taste: similar. Palate: good carbonation, easy to drink. JorisPPattyn (10121) - BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2015
Fully muddy brown-mauve beer with transparant B.C."H.". Chocolate, red fruit, cherries, but also oranges. Sweet, yeasty, lactic acid. Tart - indeed! Sour, sour fruit with a finish of (slightly) sweetish chocolate and felt. Lactic acid, fruit acids. Puckering MF, slight alcohol, lots of acids. Sample slightly out of shape - so I guesstimate the original is truly good. Txs to M & L V! 77ships (11482) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2015
Thank you for sharing! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ "De grote Black Tuesday Tasting". Dark red Bordeaux, no head. Nose is hugely puckering sour cherries, light malt. Taste is huge puckering sour cherries, oak, light vinegar, light malt, sour cherry skins, oak, lemon. Solid body. Good stuff, big sourness but also good profile & lots of fruits. Very nice. JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend for my birthday. Dark red pour with a medium beige head. Nose consists of sour cherry, funk, malt and lacto sourness. Sweet cherry flavor with maltiness and big sourness before a sour cherry finish. Pretty tasty!