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Tart Attack - NoDa Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

55 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.45%


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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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 11 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by starshockey9:
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starshockey9

New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice light color with an orange pinkish hue. Small head that dissapates quickly.

S: Has that wheaty aroma with some tartness in the nose.

T: Wow! This is where you get blown away. This is only my second Berliner weisse but this one is fantastic. Nice tart upfront that's not overpowering like a wild ale then has that wheat like character mellowing out the tartness. Nice berry taste finishing out.

M: With the berry taste at the end that coats your mouth, it makes you want another sip. Speaking of which, allow me to take another while I'm talking about it.

O: As I said it's only my second Berliner weisse but this one certainly won't be my last. This is such a top notch beer. Highly suggest trying this one if you can!

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 00:25:58 | More by starshockey9
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
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 -1.6%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
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 +11.5%

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

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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

4/5  rDev +5%

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Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml, Summer 2013
Boulevard tulip

A: Pours a clear light yellow orange. Slight haze. Bright white head that lingers around. Doesn't leave any lacing.

S: Some fruit. Some lactic. Kind of disappointing. Cereal grains.

T: Cereal grains. Some lactic tartness. Not getting tons of fruit. Really simple. Finish is dry.

M: Light to medium bodied.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 22:53:58 | More by inlimbo77
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Ben7773

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-10-2014 04:11:20 | More by Ben7773
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

01-03-2014 02:22:34 | More by kylehay2004
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-01-2014 03:51:28 | More by qcbrewer
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kell50

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-31-2013 04:33:48 | More by kell50
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.3%

12-28-2013 16:36:27 | More by BigGingDrinker
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-18-2013 21:03:30 | More by mendvicdog
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Lob

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

12-08-2013 16:14:05 | More by metter98
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

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Tart Attack from NoDa Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.