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Tart Attack - NoDa Brewing Company

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85
very good

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
NoDa Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Berliner Weisse style sour ale is full of character and flavor at only 4.3% alcohol by volume. We sour mashed this ale and allowed the souring lactobacillus to create a lovely tart and bright flavor. To further the tart character, we rested it on blackberries after its fermentation was complete. The result is a bright and complex tart ale with both semisweet and dry notes throughout. This ale was brewed to honor Pints for Prostates and all their work in bringing awareness to prostate cancer. So men... get tested, live longer and enjoy more craft beer!

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-08-2013)
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guytyping

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

10-31-2013 23:36:10 | More by guytyping
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jbriggs7

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-14-2014 19:26:34 | More by jbriggs7
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear rosé/champagne in color with a moderate amount of fine active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass rather quickly and some faint peach highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy white head that reduces to a mottled very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus/lemon zest, light fruit/green apple, and lacto sourness over the top of very light aromas of wheat.

T: Upfront there is a very light flavor of slightly sour wheat with a light flavor of black raspberries/blackberries. That is followed by a light to moderate flavor of citrus/lemon zest and light fruit/green apple. Finally there is a light amount of lacto sourness that is very subtle but present.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Very refreshing and super easy to drink - extremely enjoyable on this hot muggy summer evening. I wish there was a slightly stronger presence of blackberries/black raspberries but this was a great beer and I would gladly grab another if I could find it. Sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 00:39:10 | More by dbrauneis
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-25-2014 09:43:39 | More by tdm168
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

05-08-2014 01:34:52 | More by XmnwildX12
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-03-2014 14:23:42 | More by StaveHooks
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Tart attacks are the leading cause of death among the non-sour-inclined (sour-declined?). Anyway, this stuff pours a cloudy sunset straw topped by a finger of relatively short-lived white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, lacto sour, light cracked wheat, and a touch of green apple. The taste brings in more of the same, now with some berries, though I'm getting more of a tart blue raspberry thing instead of blackberry. Tartness is in nice effect, not too much puckering, but it's definitely obvious. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a very nice Berliner, though I think I would have liked to see some more blackberry action. That said, I'd drink this stuff again without hesitation.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 15:39:40 | More by TMoney2591
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22Blue

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-29-2014 00:08:47 | More by 22Blue
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huntermop

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-27-2014 04:36:32 | More by huntermop
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-26-2014 20:36:19 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-26-2014 02:55:38 | More by Texasfan549
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-21-2014 22:09:49 | More by MacQ32
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a pale lemon color infused with a touch of pink; the modest head fades quickly, leaving very little lacing behind

Smell: Lactic, with wheat grain, green apple and berry tones

Taste: Lactic sourness mingles with the green apple and berry tones; the wheat bread flavor persists, underneath; the finish is rather watery

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: A bit limited in the flavor department, but still quite refreshing

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 18:55:00 | More by brentk56
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-16-2014 14:15:46 | More by thebigredone
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stevec32

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-20-2014 03:48:40 | More by stevec32
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vonnegut21

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-19-2014 17:49:37 | More by vonnegut21
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IndyDad

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-17-2014 22:55:23 | More by IndyDad
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-17-2014 22:03:27 | More by imperialking
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a bright, yellow orange. The body is very milky, yet the beer still seems to glow and shimmer. This beer sat on blackberries for a period of time and I am surprised that the color was not influenced by that. No purple or reddish hues whatsoever. Is this an omen? An aggressive pour yields minimal head and zero lacing.

S-The aroma is lacto-tart. There is a graininess to it as well. Quite wheaty. Not picking up much blackberry influence here which is quite disappointing. It's mostly a combo of dried wheat and lactic tartness.

T-The flavor is again, prominently lacto tartness. The wheat is also very important to the flavor profile. I really wanted more blackberry. It gets fruitier as it warms and it's clearly tart but I don't get much authentic blackberry flavor. Cereal and sour milk (somehow a compliment). Gets better and fruitier as it warms.

M-Has more body than I was expecting; it is still light, though. Bubbles are very prickly and numerous. Quite quaffable.

O/D-If I didn't know that this beer rested on blackberries I would have liked it more. The blackberry addition has been a negative for me. I want more blackberry. If I was told this was a straightforward Berliner I would probably give it a higher grade. Yet, when you add an excellent fruit to a beer, I need to taste said fruit or else it was not as much of a success.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 00:39:09 | More by VelvetExtract
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

02-10-2014 17:17:46 | More by iL0VEbeer
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james582

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-10-2014 14:34:28 | More by james582
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-09-2014 21:59:20 | More by Axnjxn
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

01-31-2014 13:16:34 | More by dvmin98
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VeganUndead

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

01-30-2014 18:36:59 | More by VeganUndead
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Zaximus

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-22-2014 23:16:54 | More by Zaximus
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Tart Attack from NoDa Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.