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Tarte Nouveau - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
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: 194 | Reviews: 30
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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 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 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.

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

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

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

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

Overall
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 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 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 TubaManJack
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Its a bit of an odd duck as its light in its body. It has only about 3/10 on the pucker scale- being in the range of a mild Gose or Berliner. I'd buy it again, but don't look to it as a mind blower and given its a session ale in a sixer - don't be pretentious.

Photo of grover37
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Super thin and not much to it in terms of nose or flavor. Big disappointment.

Photo of ONUMello
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with a drinking range 4/6-10/6/15 poured into a tulip
A: Light orange with a 1+ finger head that slowly settles
S: Lots of Belgian yeast, mixed grains and a bit of sour fruit
T: Lemon, Belgian yeast, green apple and grain
M: Light-bodied, sour
O: Pleasant and refreshing. Perhaps a bit too much generic grain but the mouthwatering acidity makes that moot

Photo of rudimon
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
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 +11.1%
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 Slatetank
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this bottle chilled from a tumbler purchased at Grain + Verse.

The color is darker golden with good clarity and lots of fast rising bubbles with a quick dropping pale white head to a ring of beads. The smell is slightly fruity with light odor of wild yeast and slight grainy light toasted smell. The feel has a nice tangy and medium high carbonation level with light body and mostly dry finish with low sweetness.

The taste starts tangy without any extremely tart flavors more fruity with a mild apple-like acidity mid taste and slight grainy and astringent aspect with mild spice in the back with a dry yet lasting lactic tang in the finish. Overall I would say this is a pretty decent wild, nice drinkability -interesting style description since it doesn't have any extreme flavors it fits, I would recommend this for those who enjoy wild beers on the lighter side-not harsh or extreme in any way.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.68/5  rDev 0%
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 +10.1%
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.
83 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.