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RATINGS: 699   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. It’s pleasantly sour with hints of leather, dark fruit and toasty oak. While this is one of the more classic beer styles that we make, it’s 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. We’re doing our best to keep the tradition alive by brewing and aging this beer here on the west coast.

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3.6
tderoeck (9479) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 9/V/13 - 75cl bottle from Healthy Spirits (SF, CA) @ Klaas’ place - BB: n/a (2013-453) Thanks to Mathieu P. for bringing over the bottle!

Note: just a few weeks/months after I had received this bottle, I noticed my local beer shop (Geers) was selling this. What are the odds? :p

Clear red brown beer, small beige to brown head, unstable, dissipates immediately. Aroma: sour, red berries, lactobacillus, bit woody. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish start, red berries, woody, sour green apples, bit lemony. Aftertaste: sour, lots of green apples, some vinegar, lemony, bitter grape skin (tannins?), woody, leather. Nice, but I wouldn’t make this a 98 on RB. I guess Americans are just crazy about anything sour, right?

3.5
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle @ ZeeBra Extreme Beer Festival 2013. Copper dark reddish brown pour. Aroma is fruity, balsamic vinegar, funky, brett, some raspberry. Flavor is sour, brett, a bit dry and thin.

3.7
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle @ ZeeBra. Aroma is big red fruits, some brett, woody notes. Awesome. Flavour is dry sour cherry, some chalk & dust, some hay. Missing something in the flavour.

3.8
kraddel (7859) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2013
ZEBF13 smells sour, earthy . taste is sour, complex, fruity, dry. OK carbo. nice !

3.7
erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2013
Glowing copper red body, tiny head. Sour funk, fermenting fruits, rough. Fairly sour yet fruity taste. Well aged, but the sourness dominates and the malts can only barely keep up. Would have liked a bigger body on this one. (ZeeBra)

3.6
kaser (6220) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
Sweet fruity taste. Crazy tart. Oak and malty flavor. Bubbly orange head. Smooth and good

3.9
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle courtesy of TooManyBeers. Sour vinous cherry/plum, mild basement funk, oak, and leather aroma. Deep chestnut with a small beige head. Sour cherry, spicy vinous oak, light brown sugar, and earthy funk flavor. Medium body, lively carbonation, finishes slightly dry. Very nice.

4.2
KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 22, 2013
Bottle at Schouskjelleren, Oslo. Very dark ruby. Wine and vinegar nose. Oak and redcurrants. Woody dryness, very pleasant.

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angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - APR 19, 2013
Bottle, thanks to none other than THE Bman1113vr. Murky brown pour. Nose is tannins, oak, leather, faint coconut, and tons of tart notes. Nice amount of oak in this one. Flavor is oaky, tannins, tons of sourness. Prickly carb and dry mouthfeel. Lovely beer.

3.3
AndySnow (7557) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
Bottle at Craft Heads, Tokyo. Deep red colour with an off-white head. aroma is berries, malt, cherry. Flavour is sour, fruit, citrus.


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