Tonight’s beer is an American Wild Ale named Oude Tart with Cherries, a tasty variant of The Bruery’s Flander’s Style Ale, “Oude Tart”. You can only get this one straight from the brewery in Calfornia if you’re part of the Bruery’s “Reserve Society”, but luckily one of my trading partners was nice enough to send this hard to find brew as an extra in a trade! I really enjoyed it.
Here’s my full review:
Final rating: 4.56/5
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Bruery tulip glass. Acquired in a trade with vitese, thank you sir!
Appearance- Pours cloudy maroon-brown body with a 2 finger off-white head that reduces pretty quickly.. leaves no lacing.
Smell- Very pleasant and inviting on the nose.. upfront is a leathery, funky, oaky, somewhat smokey aroma. Somewhat creamy. There’s some lactic acidity, citrus and sour cherries in the background.
Taste- Upfront is a solid punch of acidity – sour cherries, lemon-lime juice, vinegar, lactic tartness.. up next is a nice oaky, woodyness that still takes back seat the the sharp sour character of this beer. Some caramel and bread. The finish is slightly astringent and drying. Tartness coats the tongue for a while.
Mouthfeel- Despite the extreme sourness of this beer, it’s very drinkable and refreshing. Light mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
One of the most sour, yet complex beers I’ve ever tasted. The flavors work well here and the cherries add a nice level of complexity that makes this brew one to seek out.