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Tart Attack - NoDa Brewing Company

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85
very good

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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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Ratings: 69 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by starshockey9:
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4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
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!

starshockey9, Nov 04, 2013
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3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on-tap at the brewery

Served in a pint - pale body with rose hues, some fizzy carbonation. Definitely on the low-end of the tartness scale for the style, and especially given the 'tart attack' label. Some clear notes of raspberry and blackberry - would make a logical summer smasher, but as a berliner weiss, this kind of stinks.

dirtylou, Dec 01, 2013
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Appearance - Extremely pale and clear. Pinkish hue. No head.

Smell - Faintly acidic. Grainy and a slight fruit. Nothing that I'd call blackberry.

Taste - Grain more than anything. Minimal fruitiness. Slightly sour.

Mouthfeel - Very light. Minimal sourness and, really, flavor.

Overall - Not exciting, but not bad.

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A: Pours a clear pink hue with 1/4 inch bubbly white head that quickly dissipates. Interesting...kinda like a fizzy pink lemonade.
S: Tart blackberries, soda (sugary carbonation), hint of sour blueberry cream.
T: Tart blackberries and blueberries abound. Sour fruit notes less apparent than the tart ones. Fairly straightforward, but very well done.
M: Super light body. Some carbonated effervescence tickles the tongue. Tart, sour, with a dry finish.
D: An extremely drinkable/sessionable brew. Would love to have this at an early summer picnic. A focused beer in that it does not try to do too much and instead excels at what it does offer. Very enjoyable. Seek it out!

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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.

dbrauneis, Jun 18, 2014
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Tart Attack from NoDa Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.