Tart Attack
NoDa Brewing Company

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From:
NoDa Brewing Company
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Berliner Weisse
ABV:
4.3%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 9.21%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
60
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 27, 2016
Added:
Oct 08, 2013
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  4
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: This Berliner Weisse style sour ale is full of character and flavor at only 4.3% alcohol by volume. We sour mashed this ale and allowed the souring lactobacillus to create a lovely tart and bright flavor. To further the tart character, we rested it on blackberries after its fermentation was complete. The result is a bright and complex tart ale with both semisweet and dry notes throughout. This ale was brewed to honor Pints for Prostates and all their work in bringing awareness to prostate cancer. So men... get tested, live longer and enjoy more craft beer!
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Rated: 4.13 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina

Feb 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.62 by RBorsato from Virginia

Jan 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.15 by Beer21 from Florida

Oct 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by nathanmiller from New York

Mar 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Jan 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by st9647v3 from New Jersey

Oct 07, 2014
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
A cool Berliner type, more malty than others and it shows in the color. Fizzy head and feel keeps it appropriately light with its low abv too. Really drinkable, less sour than it is just a little puckery. A mouthwatering beer that has some fruity notes beyond the usual lacto lemon finish they style often produces. Pear and even peach come to mind from the smell and taste. Finish is dry for a split second before the pucker comes rushing back. A very cool palate experience. Seems like everyone wants to make sour beer these days, and this is a logical style to start with. I like how different it is, but it lacks the depth and overall quality of the best in the game.
Sep 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by HopDropTheElder from North Carolina

Sep 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by jbriggs7 from North Carolina

Jul 14, 2014
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a clear rosé/champagne in color with a moderate amount of fine active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass rather quickly and some faint peach highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy white head that reduces to a mottled very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus/lemon zest, light fruit/green apple, and lacto sourness over the top of very light aromas of wheat.

T: Upfront there is a very light flavor of slightly sour wheat with a light flavor of black raspberries/blackberries. That is followed by a light to moderate flavor of citrus/lemon zest and light fruit/green apple. Finally there is a light amount of lacto sourness that is very subtle but present.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Very refreshing and super easy to drink - extremely enjoyable on this hot muggy summer evening. I wish there was a slightly stronger presence of blackberries/black raspberries but this was a great beer and I would gladly grab another if I could find it. Sessionable.
Jun 18, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

May 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

May 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by StaveHooks from Oklahoma

May 03, 2014
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Reviewed by TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Tart attacks are the leading cause of death among the non-sour-inclined (sour-declined?). Anyway, this stuff pours a cloudy sunset straw topped by a finger of relatively short-lived white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, lacto sour, light cracked wheat, and a touch of green apple. The taste brings in more of the same, now with some berries, though I'm getting more of a tart blue raspberry thing instead of blackberry. Tartness is in nice effect, not too much puckering, but it's definitely obvious. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a very nice Berliner, though I think I would have liked to see some more blackberry action. That said, I'd drink this stuff again without hesitation.
May 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by 22Blue from Kansas

Apr 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by huntermop from South Carolina

Apr 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by kjkinsey from Texas

Apr 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Apr 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by MacQ32 from South Carolina

Apr 21, 2014
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a pale lemon color infused with a touch of pink; the modest head fades quickly, leaving very little lacing behind

Smell: Lactic, with wheat grain, green apple and berry tones

Taste: Lactic sourness mingles with the green apple and berry tones; the wheat bread flavor persists, underneath; the finish is rather watery

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: A bit limited in the flavor department, but still quite refreshing
Mar 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by thebigredone from Wisconsin

Mar 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by stevec32 from New York

Feb 20, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by vonnegut21 from New York

Feb 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by IndyDad from New York

Feb 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by imperialking from Illinois

Feb 17, 2014
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Reviewed by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
A-Pours a bright, yellow orange. The body is very milky, yet the beer still seems to glow and shimmer. This beer sat on blackberries for a period of time and I am surprised that the color was not influenced by that. No purple or reddish hues whatsoever. Is this an omen? An aggressive pour yields minimal head and zero lacing.

S-The aroma is lacto-tart. There is a graininess to it as well. Quite wheaty. Not picking up much blackberry influence here which is quite disappointing. It's mostly a combo of dried wheat and lactic tartness.

T-The flavor is again, prominently lacto tartness. The wheat is also very important to the flavor profile. I really wanted more blackberry. It gets fruitier as it warms and it's clearly tart but I don't get much authentic blackberry flavor. Cereal and sour milk (somehow a compliment). Gets better and fruitier as it warms.

M-Has more body than I was expecting; it is still light, though. Bubbles are very prickly and numerous. Quite quaffable.

O/D-If I didn't know that this beer rested on blackberries I would have liked it more. The blackberry addition has been a negative for me. I want more blackberry. If I was told this was a straightforward Berliner I would probably give it a higher grade. Yet, when you add an excellent fruit to a beer, I need to taste said fruit or else it was not as much of a success.
Feb 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by iL0VEbeer from New Jersey

Feb 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by james582 from South Carolina

Feb 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Axnjxn from North Carolina

Feb 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jan 31, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Jan 30, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Zaximus from Colorado

Jan 22, 2014
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Reviewed by inlimbo77 from Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
750ml, Summer 2013
Boulevard tulip

A: Pours a clear light yellow orange. Slight haze. Bright white head that lingers around. Doesn't leave any lacing.

S: Some fruit. Some lactic. Kind of disappointing. Cereal grains.

T: Cereal grains. Some lactic tartness. Not getting tons of fruit. Really simple. Finish is dry.

M: Light to medium bodied.
Jan 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Ben7773 from Texas

Jan 10, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Jan 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by qcbrewer from North Carolina

Jan 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by kell50 from North Carolina

Dec 31, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by BigGingDrinker from North Carolina

Dec 28, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by CraftEyeDoc from North Carolina

Dec 19, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by mendvicdog from Maryland

Dec 18, 2013
Tart Attack from NoDa Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 74 ratings