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RATINGS: 702   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 6   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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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4.1
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle served in a tulip. Pours a glorious walnut with a short amber-tinged tan head. Minimal retention and lace. Bright sour and heavy oak on first nosing. Grows very complex with notes of pinot vino, cinnamon, cherry skins, and leather. Medium-heavy sour flavor. Very little sweetness. Light-medium body, thin-oily texture, soft carbonation, and a dry, acidic, very tart finish.

3.5
TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle, thanks Ethan. Reddish brown with little to no head. Nose is dusty, cherry, leather. Flavor is simialr, sort of blah-ish, very light in every way which is strange for this brewery. Kinda of like a watered down Rodenbach.

4.1
maximum12 (32) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Thanks to the f-in man, msulinski, for including this bottle in a wintertime trade. Had a sip of this at a tasting & needed a bigger bottle & lo! one shows up on my doorstep. 750ML bottle split with my wife after living at Town Hall & suckling on barrels all week. Pour is wildly divergent: mine is dark brown, my wife’s is dark red, from different levels of the bottle. Nose is big oak, raspberries, cherries, tart. Nice start. Oude Tart cuts through the barrels like a German tank division through Polish cavalry. Huge oak notes trade light chatter with the searing tartness that lines the brew. Drought-dry. Fruit so present in the nose is tame to the point of absence. Earthy, slight vinegar, green apple, a bit leathery. Sippable. Targeted to sourheads? No idea. But this is one fine, approachable sour, that doesn’t cross the line into folding my face into right angles. Excellent beer & a standard for Flanders ales.

3.9
User29624 (1687) - - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Aroma of dark fruit, oak, some acid. Great flavor. Slightly acidic and a great Flemish Red. I wish I could get this again.

3.7
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 15, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by colonelforbin. Thanks Mike. Pours a dark brown with a small off white head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is cherry, oak, lactic acid, and a bit of funkiness. The initial taste is sweet with cherry and has a lactic tartness to it. The oak also comes through as well is some acetic acid. The finish has a bit of astringency and leaves some lingering oak on the palate. Medium body. Low carbonation.

4.4
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Thanks Dave! Nice orange color not a lot of sediment. Very pungent nose of sour cherry or grapefruit. Taste is really smooth and nice. I thought this was going to be way more sour than it was. Perfect amount of tartness and a little sweet, not too much vinegar (I appreciate that). Looking forward to getting more of this, fantastic.

3.7
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2012
25.4 oz bottle. Just clear garnet brown with a coating beige head. Nose is oak and earthy sour cherry with hints of toffee and dates. Juicy medium body with a lively sparkle. Taste is dull cherry, sour raspberry, green plum, leather and wood.

4
Peacehammer (627) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
On tap in the Bruery’s tasting room, and at the Provisions. Dark mahogany pour. Minimal head. Smells of Pinot noir with Flemish sour notes. Taste is very similar to a red wine. Smooth and easy to drink. I don’t drink sours often but this is an enjoyable beer I’d drink again.

3.9
jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle thanks to PeteinSD. Pours dark reddish brown - almost black - with tan brown head. Nose/taste of aged cheese, wild yeast, oak, tart red fruits and light cocoa with some vinous notes. Moderate acidity. Well balanced.

4
bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a tan head. Tart/sour aroma with oak, earth, malt, and light fruitiness. Tart/sour flavor with earth, oak, malt, green apples, and red fruit. Medium bodied. Tart/sour notes linger with light acetic tones, oak, green apple, and red fruit.


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