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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
callmemickey (4344) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2015 On-tap at Monks. Philly Beer Week 2010. A: Dark red-brown body. Almost bordeaux colored. Thin off-white head forms and then quickly recedes. Just the slightest bit of residue left on the glass. S: Rich, sour cherries. Hearty dose of oak, funk, and general acetic acid notes. Slightly spicy. T: Delicious. Sour cherries take center stage and are well complimented by oak and its complimentary vanilla and tannic qualities. Leather, red wine, and a bit of earth. Slight vinegar contributions. M: Medium bodied with gentle, velvety carbonation. Lingering sour finish. O: A truly wonderful flanders syle brew. Side note: Bottles of this were not nearly as impressive as this on draft.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10538) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Gabf. Dark orange appearance with a light tan head. Tart, dark red fruity, light caramel aroma. Mild to moderately tart, red fruity, toasty malty flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1465) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2011
11 bottle. Pours a rust brown color with a quickly fading tan head and steady carbonation. Aroma is tart, oak, lemon, leather, unidentifiable dark fruit (raisin/cranberry?), and a red wine barrel tinge. Taste is tart/sour, dark fruit (seems more light cherry) up front followed by lemon, red wine, and a semi-funky finish. Fairly clean feel in the mouth that goes slightly watery toward the back third. Very enjoyable sour that will hopefully improve a bit more with age.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1285) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Tasting notes from both draft in 10, bottle in 10 and draft at Stone Sour Fest 11. Pours a dark amber red with a hazy off white foam head. Aroma is of slight cherry from the age, oak and some sour funk. Taste is of caramel, funky sour and some sweetness. This beer has aged very, very well. The sourness has receded but the oak has come to play a much larger part of this beer. Overall, this is one of the first sours Ive had from fresh to aged that has gotten significantly better with age. I cant wait to taste this in another year or so.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5659) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2011
Sample shared by someone at HF anniversary afterparty. Brownish-red pour with no head. Aroma of tart cherries, brett and sour dough. Taste is quite sour, very fruity, lots of cherry flavors with a dry finish. Great Flemish red.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wedgie9 (2652) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Tasted on 5/22/11 from a capped 750mL bottle sent to me in a trade, this one has been sitting in the cellar for a little over a year at this point. Pours cloudy dark amber with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to nothing more than a thin collar of lace. The nose is sour and tart with just a hint of funk, along with balsamic vinegar, some cinnamon and vanilla wood influence, and tart red cherries. The flavor is tart and sour with the tart cherry flavor much more prominent and the balsamic flavor more muted along with the cinnamon and oak presence and some tart lemon. The body is medium and oily with lively (but not stinging at all) carbonation and a long tart, sour cherry, and tannic oak finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle: A slow gusher, but saved! Pours a dark, flat mahogany color with a thin beige head. Aroma is dry, tart, and acidic. Oak barrel notes are evident. Sour impact on the tongue is heavy; dry, tart, and dark fruit sours. More oak. As it warms, the dry aspect mellows out a bit, but the sourness stays. Nicely done.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Thanks to Ben for bringing the bottle! Poured rich, ruddy brown with a tight-bubbled khaki head. The aroma picked up tart cherries, spicy oak, and funky Brett.. very engaging and refreshing.. loved it! The flavor found tart cherries, raspberry seeds, and oak throughout.. lacto sourness joined.. more fruity notes, tart barrel, and dry funkage on the long finish.. tasty stuff! Medium-bodied with moderate-plus sourness on the palate.. lots of sugars in there, but it was well-balanced. Excellent brew!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Poured from 750ml, pours a dark murky reddish brown with a thin diminishing head, aroma is full of funk but is still balanced, the flavor has a huge sour front end with some vinegar notes in the finish, if you are a fan of sours get your hands on this!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2011
75oml bottle shared with some friends at a little tasting. Dark red pour, hazy and cloudy with a thin bubbly head. Aroma has a nice sweet tartness to it along with a tad of vinegar. Flavor is sour, of course, and tartness. A little citrusy but mostly sour. A great beer to say the least.


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