Tartastic Lemon Ginger Sour | New Belgium Brewing

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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:
#44,744
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
154
pDev:
13.06%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 154 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of MikeWard
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
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 +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dkoehler42
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%
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 +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WynnO
3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of szmnnl99
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Parmesan
3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
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 +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.32/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wordemupg
3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of netshark
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Demi
3.73/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akanarchykid
3.8/5  rDev +12.8%
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 +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
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 -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Samlover55
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
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 -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Aj21
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of flagmantho
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip. Best before 1/14/18.

Appearance: light golden hue with a moderate haze and a finger of frothy white foam. Not bad.

Smell: lemon, ginger and a floral quality that work together to create a pretty soapy aroma. Sometimes I like that, but in this particular case I don't think it's terribly successful.

Taste: much like the aroma, the individual elements are present but together create a pretty unremarkable result. There's also not much at all in the way of tartness here; it's not my favorite (though it's far from undrinkable).

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and a pretty good creaminess for the style.

Overall: this beer is just not my favorite; the overall combination of flavors is soapy and just doesn't work for me.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.39/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BoJengs
3.26/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Lemon dish soap beer

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Photo of dctarga
3.46/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.45/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Heymecalvy
3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Tartastic Lemon Ginger Sour from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 154 ratings