Tarte Nouveau - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 6
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  3.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 03-05-2014

Tarte Nouveau, 3.9% ABV, is kettle-soured with lactobacillus. This tart beer pours pale yellow with a large, dense, white head.
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Photo of dacrza1
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Date: June 25, 2015...Vessel: La fin du Monde tulip...Occasion: return home from the shore on a cool summer night... Appearance: hazy, almost opaque body that shines with a glowing orange yellow brilliance; head settles to a smear of off-white fencing; slow, steady effervescence; ... Aroma: fruity, wet blanket and and cereal malts; secondary hints of bubblegum, barnyard yeasts and apple...Palate: thin, cider-like profile that slices through the tongue; dry and puckering, with a bubbly, medium-bodied... Taste: ciderlike in its apple and pear, with other fruity esters, sour with enough cherry and licorice to vary the profile; tart, puckerish, and refreshing...Overall: not much to nitpick, though it behaves with more fruitiness than a Berliner offers...a late maltiness also dampens the refreshing quality...

Photo of Psg5062
2.45/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Tarte Nouveau is a very strong flavored sour beer. A tad overwhelming for my tastes

Photo of mikeburd1128
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Moderate tart. Lots of straw, bread. Super crushable.

Photo of Beejay
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale yellow, slightly cloudy with a small amount of bright white head.

S: Slightly acidic, with a simple but lovely light fruit aroma. A touch of cherry, as well as vinegar.

T: Decently tart, with a nice amount of fruit as well. There is almost a slightly salty flavor in there.. I am digging this.

M: Light in body, with decent carbonation.

O: Easy drinking, tart but not blisteringly sour. Just a damn enjoyable beer. Good job.

Photo of terrysjag
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not a fan if sour beers, but with spicy food, this is delicious.

Photo of DrMindbender
4.47/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I like a good sour and this one hits me just right. Got the pucker factor I like, at a manageable price.

Photo of illpass78
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8 oz. "snack glass" on draft at Bukowski's in Boston.

Appearance: Pours a light gold with a short white head that disappears quickly. Somewhat surprised by how clear it is. Some lacing left behind.

Aroma: Smells of tart fruit - I get blueberry, green apple and lemon - along with some funk and wheat bread.

Taste: That green apple note is right up front. Nice, sour apple flavor with some lemon and berry backing.

Mouthfeel: Sessionable is right. Easy and light.

Overall: Well executed. My somewhat novice palate would think it's a legit Belgian lambic. Will have more from this brewery.

Photo of bubseymour
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Lightly tart but very watery and flavorless in the finish. Ok and would drink again but nothing too exciting.

Photo of jwc215
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Three Cellars, Franklin, WI:

Pours light amber with a fading head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of tart, over-ripe fruits with subtle sourdough.

The taste is of tart fruits with a sourdough backing. A subtle brew, it's not the funkiest wild ale out there, but it has an enjoyable tart character to it.

Easy to drink and refreshing.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a relatively clear pale golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of fine visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and some faint bright yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy foamy white head that quickly reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus/lemon tartness with a light amount of sour wheat and hints of light fruits (white grape and pear).

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sour wheat and grainy malts. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of tart citrus/lemon and subtle light fruit sweetness (white grape and pear). Minimal amounts of bitterness but the tartness lingers for a while.

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

O: Very easy to drink ,very approachable, and quite enjoyable. Nice summer sour that is very refreshing. Worth grabbing.

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a golden orange color. a small half finger white head forms and disappears instantly. the slightest of lacings is left behind. kinda hazy but strong brightness to it.

Smell: very earthy and rustic, just a hint of tart green apple skin. kinda weak nose

Taste: opens up with wheat to musty grass taste. granny smith apple skin and slight lemon juice character. ends with a strong earthy quality.

Mouthfeel: light and drinkable, fairly refreshing. nicely balanced to a light sourness. carbonation could use just a little bit more zing to it..

Overall: the nose is weak but the taste is quite nice. somewhat berliner-esque but with quite earthy qualitites. I just wish the flavors were a bit more developed, they fall kind of flat due to the slightly low carbonation.

Photo of mikeg67
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours deep golden with foamy white head and nice lacing. Nose is of bready malt, funky yeast and sour apples. Body is light and tangy. Taste is sour, funky yeast, tart, fruity. Finish is long and sour. Refreshing, well made brew.

Photo of kid_doom
2.18/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

sour smelling but does not taste sour at all.

Photo of Mikus
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light amber with beautiful streaming carbonation into the tulip. Consistent skim of light bubbles and a foamy lacing. Light, dusty funkiness; some sweet overripe fruit notes as well. Something akin to a honey aroma in the background. Light lactic sour notes, and an earthy funkiness. Some tropical notes in the mid-palate. Dry finish. Light mouthfeel overall. This has a subtlety that moves it along nicely. Good brew.

Photo of 57md
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color is reminiscent to that of ginger ale. The flavor is light and refreshing. This would be good for brunch on a hot summer day.

Photo of justintcoons
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pub-style pint glass.

Pale straw with a short head that dissipates immediately. Excellent clarity with moderate carbonation.

Lacto, sourdough, lemon, Pilsner malt, and caramel.

Very light Lacto sourness. Caramel drizzled sourdough and mineral water. Notes of light lemon and Pilsner malt.

Light bodied, slightly tart, crisp, clean, and refreshing.

Very bready, lightly sour, and highly sessionable. I like it!

Photo of smcolw
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Slightly cloudy off gold color. Good starting head but it settles quickly leaving a thin layer of small bubbles song the surface. A couple of streaky lines for lace.

Equal parts earthy and sour. A touch of band aide in the background.

Starts smooth but slowly transforms into what I would describe as raspberry tartness. Not quite lip-smacking, but close. The aftertaste dies quickly. Above average carbonation with a neutral body.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip, the beer is a bright, crystal clear, golden coloring with no head and a steady flow of carbonation throughout the body. Nose of ginger, subtle grape must and cherry, and hints of honey and caramel notes quickly cleaned up by a tart blend of white grape and citrus. Light sourness, with a white wine dryness. Smooth and light bodied, with the dryness making for a crisp, slightly puckering finish. Only a hint of tart chardonnay for an aftertaste. Refreshing beer.

Photo of ODPat
4.96/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Loved it, lemony tart, will great on a warm night outside.

Photo of cmq103
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Highly sessionable sour...a light easy drinking beer. This could easily be a summer favorite.

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.26/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazed golden color with a white, fluffy foam and plenty of lace. The aroma is sour, but with bready notes, a bit acetic. In the taste, very pronounced sour note and very crisp and refreshing. Listed in the beer menu as a Berliner Weisse, this would be on the more sour end of that style. Fresh squeezed lemons, good tartness and a clean finish. Light to medium bodied and easy drinking. Overall, this is a very nice, approachable sour from Weyerbacher. If this were bottled I would pick it up from time to time.

Photo of justinp444
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a gold yellow with a quickly dissipating thin white head. Smells of yeast, lemon, citrus, tart apple, and spice. Taste is of lemon citrus, chemical, some bread-y grains, and a light light amount of bitter. Overall a bit dry, a bit sweet, crisp, drinkable, with a light body, and mouth feel.

Photo of dar482
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

A tart lemony brew towards a Berliner Weisse. Wheat finish, medium light mouthfeel. Hints of green apricot.

A medium light amount of flavor that has a lingering bready and wheat finish.

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.29/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

L: yellow-gold liquid, slight haze... head immediately fizzles out upon pour and leaves the surface completely devoid of foam...

S: honey, hint of lemon and/or pineapple juice... faint notes of yeast fermenting, cracker-y grain, vinyl pool lining... weak

T: wow! this is really too much like a flat adjunct lager mixed with white wine... very mellow thread of tartness throughout, dull nip of acidity... little bit of cracker and bitter fruit skin in the aftertaste

F: somewhat like nearly-flat champagne... bit of a sticky film left on palate... light-medium-light bodied

O: it's easy drinking, alright, but not something I could see warranting packaging... this needs some recipe and/or process development... keep this a taproom exclusive pour... fancy name for a simple beer

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/18/2015. Pours slightly hazy bright golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a spotty cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, light vinegar, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, light vinegar, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/acidic tartness; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, light vinegar/funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good complexity, balance, and solid robustness of fruity/funky/acidic yeast and pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/acidity balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness but still has some lingering flavors after the finish. Not too watery one flavors overall. Medium carbonation and light bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming after the finish as expected of 3.9%. Overall this is a nice Berliner weisse. All around good complexity, balance, and solid robustness of fruity/funky/acidic yeast and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Tarte Nouveau from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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