Tartastic Lemon Ginger Sour | New Belgium Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brace yourself for a refreshingly tart snap. Tartastic's lacto sour profile and fruity, spicy undertones enliven the taste buds with each bright, sessionable sip. A refreshing sour ale with the lip-tingling sweet and sour flavors of juicy lemon and ginger.


Added by Samlover55 on 08-31-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,903
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
160
pDev:
13.02%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
35
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 160 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.2/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, straw-yellow color with a good deal of carbonation and a small, fizzy head of foam. It smelled of lemon and ginger. Strong lemon flavor with a ginger ale-like finish.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.33/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brewed with pale malt,llemon, ginger and white wheat. Hopped with nugget. 3 IBU, 4.2% ABV

Pours out to a hazy very pale straw golden, forming a modest white head with ok retention and sparse lacing. Carbonation is moderate, ~2.5 carbs. The nose is nice with obvious lemon and ginger (like a very mild version of lemon ginger halls drops) with a nice wheaty cracker background. No hop aroma. Mouthfeel is lightly but refreshingly tart, with a crisp clean light body. The taste is a recap of the nose. There is a very nice balance between the wheat, the malt, the lemon the ginger, the mild tartness, the crisp body and the minimal to absent bitterness. Just enough of everything to pull it all together and make an overall very nice tasting, unique and easy to drink summertime thirst quencher. I just finished mowing the lawn and this really hits the spot. I would definitely buy a 6 pack of this. Another good beer out of the series. Recommended.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of robotic_being
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeWard
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a tall glass. Enjoy by 12/13/17, so about 6 months late on this one.

pale watery yellow body with initially a decent fizzy white head leaving some lacing, before dissipating to a ring & faint covering.

faint aroma of lemon and a somewhat "clean" smell.

Almost all lemon on the tasting. Tried hard to detect the ginger, but no dice.

Mouth above medium, finish a little dry.

Overall, a below average summer drink.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dkoehler42
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

This beer pours out a pale yellow color, appropriate for lemon. The head is white and in good amount. The smell is very strong of lemon. By these three notes, I expected this to taste more like a shandy. Sadly, I did not read the bottle when purchasing, and this is a sour beer. I'm sure it's good, but it's not my preference. It is definitely sour in flavor, and I noted the lemon in taste, but I did not notice the ginger. The mouthfeel felt a little rough for my taste, and I wouldn't buy this again.

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Photo of erickc
3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WynnO
3.62/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of szmnnl99
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Parmesan
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours a muddy lemonade color with no head or lacing, a ugly looking beer.

S: Lemon and ginger intermingled with some light malt, more Tart smelling than sour.

T: Lemon and ginger are dominant, followed by some light malt, Tart but not really sour.

F: Light body and seems watery.

O: Light and refreshing, not world shattering but decent.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wordemupg
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of netshark
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Demi
3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akanarchykid
3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Incredibly refreshing, but lemon is more prominent than ginger. I wouldn't really call it sour though. It's lightly sour over a light wheaty main flavor.

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Photo of jbehlar
4.04/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried this from the bottle in a tumbler chilled.
The color is hazed golden with white head and lace clings.
The smell is lemon like air freshener with mild yeast and bready aroma.
The feel is slight tart with moderate carbonation and a low level of astringency with spice and mostly dry finish.

The taste is good with malt mixed w/ lemony tang and light lactic flavor with spice blended in. The mostly dry yeast and lightly toasted malt character w/ lingering tropical flavor of ginger with the yeast is refreshing. There is a subtle lemon pledge element with wispy flavor and ginger beer as the finish is concerned. This is good but not great, could be better but not terrible either. this is ok for what it is-lemony wheat with ginger.

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Photo of Walnut
3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Samlover55
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into Ommegang stemmed glass
BB 2/4/18
L- slightly cloudy pale yellow with thin disappearing white head
S- (not surprisingly) tart lemon & ginger
T- light watery malt profile, followed by ginger, with a tart lemon finish
F- light-bodied, watery, slight tartness
Overall refreshing tart beer that is similar to Hard Lemonade

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Photo of ScottK22
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Aj21
2.5/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Tartastic Lemon Ginger Sour from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 160 ratings