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Tarte Nouveau - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  3.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

Belgian Sour
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Ratings: 132 | Reviews: 14
Reviews by Stinkypuss:
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.26/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Psg5062
2.45/5  rDev -33.8%
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%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jwc215
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
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 kid_doom
2.18/5  rDev -41.1%
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 -4.6%
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 justintcoons
4/5  rDev +8.1%
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 ODPat
4.96/5  rDev +34.1%
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 -7.3%
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 dar482
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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 rudimon
4.21/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

at the source. good summer beer

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Let's call this a session wild ale. I bet that's tomorrow's new craze. You heard it here first folks!

This has nice smooth funky character. Nothing too outlandish, but nothing too bland or boring either. Minimal citrus of the lemon variety. I like this beer a lot! I would drink this all the time. Unfortunately, I have an addiction to ticking, which means on to the next! I'll be keeping this one in mind though.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

EBF sample.

A-I can't remember much about the appearance. It was definitely yellowish or very pale.

S-Pretty standard in terms of a Wild Ale. You can clearly pick up some tartness in the nose. I would most closely approximate this to lemon tartness. There was also a pleasant balance with some sweetness. Maybe some barrel influence.

T-Mostly funky and tart off the bat. Really seemed to be pretty generic in terms of a sour brew. It wasn't puckering. Zesty yeast and a squished compilation of unripened fruits come to mind. Tartness dies off and finishes grainy.

M-Relatively light in body. No booze. Medium carbonation.

O/D-This was during the end of my EBF session. Many of my thoughts were very hazy by then but I thankfully jotted down a few quick descriptors in my smartphone.

Photo of mdfb79
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 03/15/15 notes. 14 oz. pour of this in a tulip at Rattle 'N Hum in NYC.

Pours a hazy burnt orange color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. This beer is funky as hell, lots of tart fruits, citrus, light vinegar, dirt, earthy malts. Light body and moderate carbonation.

Overall a pretty nice light sour; kind of like a super funky berliner. Worth checking out for sure.

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Tarte Nouveau from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.