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RATINGS: 673   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thetmaxx (905) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
On tap at pangaea. For beer week. Aroma is of sourNess! So sour. Flavor is even more sour! The hints of red wine are there in the finish. Very good sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1009) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Warm brown with film of tan head. Aroma is sour with a bit of dark caramel and rich wood. Flavor is a balance of moderately sharp and quite strong sourness with light caramel (dark) and a very dry woodiness. light but fine carbonation. Very good, more sour than is typically found in this style. (more than Rodenbach Grand Cru)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5272) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2013
muddy brown with a khaki head. nose is sour, tart, bugs, wood, cherries, vinous, delicious. super smooth, great sour wine notes, wood, light fruit, tart/acidic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle, ruddy brownish amber pour. Sour cherries, tartness, chocolate covered cherries, real tart, lots of cherry. Nice

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (2001) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle pours mahogany with thin head. Aroma of tart hay. Taste is very tangy sour some lemon

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (1315) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle, small vertical of '09, '11, '12. Overall I like how the '09 has settled down a bit, the best drink of the 3. '11 smells the most tart, but the '12 is the most sour overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (3050) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Pours a deep mahogany color with touches of ruby on the edges... a touch of eggshell foam dissipates quickly. On the nose its tart sour dark fruit, cherry, cranberry, plum, wet wood. The palate is dark and woodsy with a nice balance between oak funk and tart acidic fruit. Sour cherries, lemon, a bit of earthy malt... dry woody finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hivemind (893) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Draft at VSK night at Blint Tiger back on 11/28/2013 with James, Streets, some others. Pours extremely dark brown to balck with no head. Nose of dried berries. Flavor is very tart berries. Light mouthfeel. Awesome dark-colored sour.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (1160) - - JAN 12, 2013
Dark red brown. Thin tan head that dissipates and leaves no lacing. Typical Flemish nose. Tart cherries, vinegar, wine. Taste is tart cherries, oak, more vinous than vinegary. Dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1569) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Pour is cloudy and really deep brown with hints of ruby red. Almost no head. Aroma is woody, leathery, tart, cherry, hints of red bull/ jager. Flavor is quite tart up front and throughout with hints of cherry, light wine notes, and a deep seeded sweetness. Very assertive beer. Nicely tart with good character.


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