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RATINGS: 687   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. 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Pours a great bright deep red. Very carbonated. Puckering tart at first taste. Lemon and vinegar linger on nicely after. Sourness sticks around on your lips after the sip but the mouth flavor dissipates quick. Overall all really good brew by The Bruery once again.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (6791) - rebro, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle from Beergium. Fruity and tart with cookies and a chemical note, aceton. Similar taste with a hint of red wine and oak. Sharp mouthfeel. Rough overall and the chemical note is disturbing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tognetta (849) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 16, 2017
Vermelho quase marrom, espuma avermelhada de pouqussima formao e sem persistncia. Aroma acido e adocicado, maa vermelha, amadeirada, uva, complexa. No paladar leve acidez e dulor. Corpo leve e mdia carbonatao. Final refora o amadeirado e notas avinagradas.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jgb9348 (6003) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2017
The Six (and last before the big one) Beer of my #6000 celebration (#6 of 13 - six beers on either side of 6000 and the milestone itself). Crisp deep amber and brown coloured body with a fast-dying tan head, that starts at three centimetres and fades to just about nothing. Aroma of sour grapes, raspberries, strawberries, oak, dry malt, lemons, yeast, cedar, brett and a ton of more sour cherry flavours - super pungent and very nice, definitely mouthwatering! Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive dry oaky cherry flavours at first with a definite sour quality, but a ton of complexity with oak, cedar, grain, alcohol, raspberry, lemon and grapes coming through as well, ending with yeast, strawberries, old wood and a healthy dose of cherries - very nice and robust throughout. Aftertaste is quite pungent with the cherry sour flavours dominating, but other fruit flavours, some lemons, hints of dry oak, cedar and more yeast is very noticeable, but a mouthwatering finish makes you wish for the next sip after just a few seconds. Overall, a great beer that makes you feel like you are in Flanders, but shows so much complexity and depth that any price you paid for the bottle, is probably worthwhile, given the effort, ingredients and care that went into this one. Definitely worth trying if you can find it, and perhaps even better to take some space in your place to cellar it for a while to let the flavours develop a touch and then mellow out. I sampled this 2013 Edition [vintage] 75 cL bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 18-July-2014 for US$20,00 sampled at home in Washington on 10-March-2017. 2013 Vintage Bottle (29-July-2013) // Purchased: 18-July-2014 // Sampled: 10-March-2017 (#5999 rating)

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
canary dog (760) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - MAR 10, 2017
I think this is the one I had. Was a while ago. I found the body to be a little more weak than I was expecting. Almost watery with a thin finish. But it was very tart.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mindwarp (258) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Pours a dark red with an off white head. I dont know if tart Isa smell but I smell it. Also strong wine like aroma. Taste is tart and seemingly dry with hint of cherry. Not my style of beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (1029) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2017
Poured from the tap. Cloudy reddish brown with off white head. Red wine and Brett. Great balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (932) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle. Snifter. Red amber, medium hazy, with almost no head. High acidic and vinous profile. Some acetone, just a slight of facto. Aroma is mostly barnyard, cherries, wood, some maltiness. Taste is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderately acidic. Wine BAging is noticeable thru the degustation by some nice light to moderate berries notes. Quite tart in the finish. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation. In overall very acidic and vinous brew. The maltiness is rather moderate. In general very different from classical Rodenbachs. Fruits are not so subtle here, strong vinous profile with high sourness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Deep brown pour with a thin white head. The nose is bright and juicy. Theres a bit of intense fruit and some cherry and vineous fruit. Has a bit of light oak and a touch of balsamic character. Assertive acidity with a bit of nice fruitiness. Quite a lovely beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
RatingsMeister17 (1) - - FEB 12, 2017 does not count
Pours a dark red to brown. Tart aromas with strong hints of cherries and notes of oak. Tasting it, the first thing that hits you is the tartness followed quickly by a roastiness. May be a little too roasty for the style, but would be a good accompaniment to a smoked, fatty meat.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmzl (304) - SLOVENIA - FEB 10, 2017
2015 bottle. Lactic and acetic low high sourness, dry fruit esters, strong oak tannins (coconut, cork), very light sweetness, caramel, light chocolate.


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