Tartastic Strawberry Lemon | New Belgium Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Berliner Weisse

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by superspak on 12-07-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
19
Ratings:
64
pDev:
20.2%
 
 
Wants:
4
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Photo of Zazzi82
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tdm168
3.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.21/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Tasted in a snifter from draft at O'Toole's on September 18, 2018.

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Photo of GIftofgod4u1
2.32/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Bsimpson91
3.36/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Across the board, this is a good beer. Is it the most terrific? No, not by a long shot. Is it Tartastic? No, it should be named "tametastic". The look is nice, the presentation is stripped down and a little boring. The only thing that caught my attention with this beer is the fact this beer is Stawberrie Lemon ale. Well I must give New Belgium Brewing credit for suckering me to buy. The smell is that of a wheat ale, although I'm not exactly sure what kind of ale this is. The aroma is vague with nothing much to speak of. The taste is nice and crisp. There is very little to not much malt character or hop spice. The taste is mainly that of clean crisp sparkling water with some lemon in the background. As you swallow, there is a slight tartness. Very vague and not a whole lot going on.The feel is a good light to medium with a little bite. Eh, I guess this beer is fine. I don't think I buy it again.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.22/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of markallmon
2.99/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tgdavis
2.81/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of evostudios12
3.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.16/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

great summertime beer.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.54/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samlover55
3.08/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into Nonic Pint
BB 10/14/18
Pours a hazy straw color with nice white head
smells like ambrosia my mom used to make, slight tartness as well
this more or less tastes like blended ambrosia with some lemony tartness
light-bodied
Overall this beer has incredible drinkabilty w/o too much flavor

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Photo of aprabhu
3.06/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ordybill
3.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky gold color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is tart fruit and mild hops.

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Photo of norinco
3.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HoodviewBrew
3.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

wife likes it. She said "I'd buy again, but only drink 1 at a time."

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Photo of D1noB
3.02/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Watered down lemon water, hardly and beer taste and maybe even a slight metal after taste.

Taste rating in words: it's adding to much ice to a drink on a hot day.

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Photo of Jason_cs
3.58/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of toxicwind
3.93/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sparx1100
2.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

New Belgium Brewing "Tartastic Strawberry Lemon"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "ENJOY BY: 59756 26AUG18..."
$1.83 @ Cherry Hill Wine, Liquor & Beer (Wegmans), Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Is this a new "Tartastic", or have I just missed it? It's poured a hazy pale gold - it's not even quite yellow, it's more whitish - beneath a fairly large head of white foam. As expected the head retention isn't that great, but OK, it is a sour beer. The aroma doesn't suggests a lot of tartness, nor is it very fruity, it mainly just gives off some sweetish grainy maltiness with a background, nondescript fruitiness. Ahh, I take that back, it is like strawberry, but more like strawberries and cream than fresh, ripe strawberries. OK, on to the flavor... there's more fruit there but not much, nor is it that tart. The graininess remains. I do get the strawberry but not really the lemon. This is "tartastic"? It might be "-astic", but it's not really tart. Ahhh, I am finding some lemon in the aftertaste now. Still, it's limited. It's not that bitter as you might expect; and it's medium bodied with a soft, moderate carbonation - had there been some acidity to it that would have probably been good so as not to enhance the acidity, but as it is it leaves it kind of dull. Overall it's not bad, it's an OK semi-fruity summer beer that's super easy to drink and set-up well for that at 4.2% abv although I'm not sure you'd be interested enough to drink more than two or three in a row. Disappointing overall. More of a fruity American blonde ale than anything else.
Review# 6,139

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Tartastic Strawberry Lemon from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.07 out of 5 with 64 ratings