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RATINGS: 701   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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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 (5029) - 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.

3.7
drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2011
12/9/11. 750mL bottle thanks to dcschiller! Thanks, Dave! Hazy brown pour, lots of reds under the light, under a small khaki head that fades to a ring but lingers. Nice aroma that reminds me cherries, raspberries, cheesy funk, wood, and a bit of menthol. Slightly sweet cherry entry that transitions to a middle sour tartness, though slight, that fades to woody dryness, dry white wine, and a bit of metal. Not too shabby indeed.

4.4
jredmond (8285) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle shared at Paul’s Dec 3rd tasting. Pours a deep, murky reddish brown body with light lacing. Aroma is sweet and sour fruit, light vinegar, and wood. Mouthfeel is perfect tart with notes of sour fruit and funky wood.

4.5
malrubius (2897) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Hazy reddish brown with lasting head and lace. Very woody sour cherry farmhouse funk aroma. Tart quite woody sweet and sour cherry funky farmhouse woody very dry and clean finish. Nice effervescent tiny bubbles. One of the best surprise I’ve had in a while. Completely excellent. Ranks with the best Flanders Reds.

4
dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2011
750 ml bottle shared by boamr, thanks Ryan. Poured a dark reddish/brown body with a small light beige head. Aroma is tart and sour with notes of sour cherry, slight vinegar, acidity, slight band aid. Medium body with average carbonation soft carbonation and an acidic burn ont he finish. Flavor is tart and sour with notes of vinegar, band aid and sour cherry. Solid beer that will probably get even better with a few years under it.

3.7
djd07 (14508) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with small off white head. Tart aroma with cherry. Thin mouthfeel with tart sour cherry flavory and a bit watery in the finish. A good sour ale from The Bruery.

4.2
LIVEFAST (62) - Mount Misery, Valley Forge, - NOV 23, 2011
750mL, final beer of the tasting. Pours a ruddy red/brown with a loose tan head. Nose is balsamic viegar, vanilla, cherries, and a slight metallic finish. A serious brown malt and creamy vanilla background try hard to keep up with a sharp, acidic sourness that includes balsamic and sour cherries. Great stuff, probably my favorite American made Flanders.

3.8
DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown pour, little ring of carbonation and a nice sour cherry aroma. Flavor is dry woody, light cherry, stone fruit, lightly sour and lingers dryly on the aftertaste. Nice easy drinker.

3.7
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
2011 vintage thanks to Greg. Pour is slightly hazy brown, just a bit of head, no lacing. Aroma is brett, cherries, lactic, nice. Taste is cherries, light funky fruit. Light tartness. Not bad, but needs some age.


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