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RATINGS: 672   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 6   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Oude Tart is a Flemish-Style Red Ale aged in red wine barrels for 18 months. Its pleasantly sour with hints of leather, dark fruit and toasty oak. While this is one of the more classic beer styles that we make, its 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. Were doing our best to keep the tradition alive by brewing and aging this beer here on the west coast.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagerboy (2006) - 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 (1539) - 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 (454) - 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 (1043) - 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 (852) - 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 Ive ever had, if youre 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 (7176) - 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 dont care much for.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (6553) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle (75cl) from de Molen web shop labeled Oud Tart cons 2016-07-08 Gteborg, 2014 Vintage. AR: vineager, kriek, sournees AP: red wine and brown colored body, brown/beige foam F: vineager, kriek, portwine, sour

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (3414) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
Flaska frn beergium. 2013 vintage. Mrk mahognyfrg som drar t rtt med lgt krmigt skum. Syrlig doft av dyrlig stenfrukt, laktosyra och fat. Rejl syra men mjuk och rund, mycket fat med rda druvor, lder, fikon, nypon. Stor med djupa smaker och komplex smakbild. Riktigt gott.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (4258) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2016
0.75l bottle shared with Inbreak @ Mikkeller Bar. Looks really nice in the glass with a deep blood red clear body and a small light bubbly beige top thats leaving some light lacing down the sides of the glass. Lovely thick and intense aroma, lots of tart red berries, wood. Red wine and a mild red wine vinegar. Loads of wood, and the tart red berries with that red wine is lovely. Its soft on the carbonation and light oily almost a bit sticky on the gliding mouthfeel. Lovely tart flavors with lots of acidic lime and lime zest. Red cowberries and some lingo berries. Really okay without being to mouthdrying. It has a zing to it with a soft vinegar flavor. Lots of good thing going on in this. Last beer of the Copenhagen trip 2013. 05.05.2013

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
robinvboyer (4261) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
Murky brown pour, small beige head. Aroma is incredibly sour dark cherries, strong balsamic vinegar, big, earthy oak, and earthy barrel. Vinous red wine notes, big sour, and funk. This is whay rodenbach wishes it could be. Pretty Impressive stuff. Puckering sourness, light funk, loads of incredibly sour fruit, mostly cherries, loads of barrel goodness. Wow.


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