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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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Peacehammer (624) - 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 (16444) - , 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 (9241) - 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.

3.3
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
b>In short: A Flemish Sour style ale with a focus on red-wine barrels and vinegar. Decent sipper, below average for the style.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when approximately 1 year of age. Bottle sent to me by kegbear, thanks a lot Craig
The look: Cloudy ruby-copper body topped by a medium beige head that quickly recedes to a ring of foam
In long: Nose is very tannic, red-wine barrels, cherry skin, a bit musty, light port wine notes. Basically it does smell like a classic Flemish Sour but with a focus on the oak/red-wine barrels. Taste follows through. A lot of oak, a lot of tannins, vinegar, berries, cherry skin, raspberry seeds, grains, lots of lacto and all that tied together by a nice caramel. Sour level is pretty high. The beer is unfortunately too much vinegary to be considered an good example of the style, I’m talking pure acetic acid here. I found that drinking a full 750ml to be a challenge, by the end I was really looking forward to opening something totally different. Intense it is, easy to drink it is not. The fruity version (Bruery Sour Cherry Oude Tart) was a lot better despite its lack of carbonation. Anyway, to me this is just another example that any vinegary American Sour Ale gets good ratings. But trends come and go, times change, thirty years from now some TV show is going to make our current shitty decade seem like the most awesome time ever.

4
Dogbrick (12936) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Sample at Bruery Provisions. Pours a ruddy brown color with a medium beige head that has large bubbles. Spotty lacing toward the top of the glass. Cherry, brett and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of tart fruit, yeast, and malt. Funk in the background throughout. Good Sour Ale all around.

3.9
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2011
This poured a darker amber to reddish color with a biege head. Aroma was tart berries, lots of woody character, and mild funk. Flavor was much the same, very very tart, sour cherries, lots of oaky notes, and some graininess too. Pretty good stuff.

3.6
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Clear copper red color with ivory sheen. Red wine, tart dark fruit, wet wood, caramel aromas. Light to medium bodied. Medium tart dark fruit flavors with some wood, spicy caramel sweetness--good

3.8
tgncc (3130) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle shared at Paul’s. The aroma is vinegar, cherry, wood. A lot like a bruin. The appearance is a hazy brown color, off-white head. The flavor is sour cherry, vinegar, wood, a bit like spicy brown mustard. h finish is sour, vinegar, fruit. Medium in body. Very good.

4.2
dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2011
(on draught at the Bruery Provisions store). Pours a clear dark mahogany color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sour cherries, pit fruits and oak. Taste is sour with some vinegar. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Smooth, tart finish. Nice fruity sour.

3.8
DialSquare (4984) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2014 RERATE 5/9/14: bottle at Brett and Sarah’s: nice berry and vinegar aroma, tastes sharp vinegar sour, very lively tingly texture. Nice - same score. 12/9/11: Bottle shared by drowland at Proof. Reddish pour (it?s dark, so hard to tell). Aroma is cherry and cheese funk. Tastes are lightly sour, cheese funk (again), cherry and vinegar. Well put together.


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