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RATINGS: 693   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Pours a dark brownish red color with a small off-white head. Aroma is vinegar, sour malts, caramel and wine. The taste is everything thats good in this world. Lemons, sour cherry, vinegar, earth, malt. Its a really good sour that Im glad I got to try.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rask0lnikov (1072) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 21, 2017
750ml bottle. Pours reddish brown colour. Thin beige head. Rich aroma of dark fruits. Hints of vanilla, acidity, oak, earthiness in the aroma. Acidity, oak, red wine, dark fruits in the taste. Dry finish. Acidity, apples, caramel in the aftertaste. Lots of complexity, very well balanced brew. Rather light bodied, medium carbonated, really good beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bdleedahl (366) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 14, 2017
Medium-high sourness. Oaky and relatively full body for a sour. Exceptional for a darker sour. Hop grenade.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (3150) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2017
Tap at Mellow. Pours a clear, deep copper with a small head that dissipates quickly. Big cherrry nose that really dominates...some light raspberry, almond and crab apple aromas and some oaky craeminess as it warms. Great carbonation with more wood and cherry on the finish. Solid!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (8804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 1, 2017
Bottle shared with the KL tasting group. Poured a murky medium reddish brown with a thin broken off white head. The aroma is biscuit dough yeast, tart red berry fruit, toasty, woody. The flavour is moderate sour with a light, tart acidic fruit palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (7144) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 26, 2017
750ml bottle pours out amber topped with a tan head. Nose is cherries vanilla oak barrel notes and plenty tartness. Taste is more of the nice cherries tartness sour kick oak barrel and vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (4237) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Bottle hazy reddish amber. Malty vinigary vinous aroma. Woody sour classic Flemish sour flavors. Lingering acidic trailer. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (6843) - 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 (914) - 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 (6044) - 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.


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