Tarte Nouveau Session Sour
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Tarte Nouveau Session SourTarte Nouveau Session Sour
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From:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
3.9%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 11.54%
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
422
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 29, 2020
Added:
Mar 05, 2014
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  83
SCORE
82
Good
Tarte Nouveau Session SourTarte Nouveau Session Sour
Notes: Tarte Nouveau, 3.9% ABV, is kettle-soured with lactobacillus. This tart beer pours pale yellow with a large, dense, white head.
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Rated: 3.63 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Oct 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.59 by robebo44 from Virginia

Dec 24, 2018
 
Rated: 2.46 by chiefz1 from New York

Feb 11, 2018
 
Rated: 2.73 by itsZachShaw from New York

Aug 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.14 by MacStinson from Michigan

Jul 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Yancey82 from Pennsylvania

Jun 28, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The appearance was a semi-hazy yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than 20 seconds. No lacing surrounded the edges of the glass whatsoever. The smell had a sharp tart citrus with a slight sour apple element underneath. The taste was mainly sour with a slight refreshing citrus aftertaste and no finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a really great sessionability about it. The carbonation was definitely there - sharp. Overall, I think Weyerbacher did what they wanted to do, a session sour ale, definitely for the sour ale fan.
Jun 24, 2017
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: Pours a clear golden color; the lid starts at half and inch and declines from there; a few dots and dashes of lacing

Smell: Funky green apple tones with a hint of caramel

Taste: Acetic from the outset, with green apple tones dominant from start to finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall; Almost a year old and perhaps that has had an impact but this is a rather disappointing beer
May 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

May 05, 2017
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Reviewed by Blackop555 from Michigan

3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours light gold. Foamy, medium, white head fades fast.

Smells sour apple, citrus, balsamic vinegar and some funk.

Tastes light tartness, fruit, lemon, citrus, vinegar. Finish is dry with vinegar and light funk linger. Lighter Medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.
May 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.23 by fermentedbarley from New Hampshire

Apr 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.87 by kdivers from New Hampshire

Feb 27, 2017
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
We are approaching the kick-off of New Beer Sunday (Week 626) & I am using the occasion to kick-off my long-awaited & much-needed horizontal of Weyerbacher B.C. beers. I have a LOT of their beers in my Bottle Backlog and it may take several days until they are depleted. Enjoy the ride!

From the bottle: "Session Sour".

Having Pop!ped the cap, I went with a fairly heavy-handed pour since it is a fresh bottle & there was no flocculate or lees visible. The head was as fizzy as pop, but I still managed to get a brief two fingers of light-tan head before it reduced to wisps. Color was Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, enticing a visit from the Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus. Nose had a sharp sourness, like milk gone bad or cheese in an early stage of fermentation. Mouthfeel was soft, not thin per se, but very unobtrusive. The taste was quite tart, as advertised. Vinegar was the first thing that came to mind, followed by lemons and sour cherries, but offset by a crackery maltiness. I also began to taste green apples and pears as my eyes watered a little bit. This style is not my favorite, by any means, but this was pleasant enough. Finish was quite dry, akin to a white wine in terms of its tartness. It was good & I also have the Blood Orange version, but one was enough for me.
Feb 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by Timtac from New Jersey

Feb 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.18 by psmith161 from Indiana

Feb 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by BeerTest from Florida

Jan 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Jan 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by Mikexw from New York

Jan 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.3 by MMOSNN from North Carolina

Nov 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Horbar from Rhode Island

Nov 22, 2016
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle from Bert's
Slightly hazy light golden color with a thin bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. Tart cherries, lemons, light balsamic, light bready malt moderate earthy funk. More body than I was expecting for the abv. Not bad, somewhat of a cross between a Berliner and a Flanders Red.
Nov 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.6 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Nov 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.69 by Wingnut93 from Pennsylvania

Oct 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.36 by warlock_with_a_backpack from Wisconsin

Oct 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Oct 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Oct 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.92 by cuvtcuv from Florida

Sep 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.56 by TheFightfan1 from Pennsylvania

Sep 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.83 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Sep 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by MrJuengling from Pennsylvania

Aug 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.69 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Aug 20, 2016
 
Rated: 2.86 by Junichi from Texas

Aug 14, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by tfsimpkins from Florida

Aug 06, 2016
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Reviewed by Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 oz

Pours a clear barley golden, coarse white bubbles create a brief head that dissipates to little more than a ring.

Smells of sour apple, malt vinegar, and lemon citrus.

Tastes pretty tart, green apple and vinegar mostly, with some light citrus and grape. Hints of a crisp cracker malt undertone.

Medium body with stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

The weakest part of this beer is the pour, which is very boring. Beyond that, it's a solid sour ale with some good notes reminiscent of Flemish sours. The vinegar flavor and crisp poppy body in particular are good representations of the style. Worth trying.
Aug 03, 2016
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Lagunitas mason glass

L: Pours a clear light golden-orange color. Faint head fizzes away quickly. No lacing.

S: Tart and funky. Lemons and green apple.

T/F: Tart and funky but not much of a pucker. Flavors are lemon and pear mixed with vinegar. Some wheat in the background. Very light... almost watery, but given the very low ABV this makes sense. Low carbonation. Finish is dry.

O: For what it is.. a sessionable sour that you could literally drink all day... it's not half bad. Doesn't compare to some of the 'real' sours, but again... for what they were aiming for I think that Weyerbacher mostly hit the mark.
Aug 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.35 by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

Aug 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by timothybarney from Virginia

Jul 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by kguard from Iowa

Jul 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by richj1970 from Alabama

Jul 01, 2016
Tarte Nouveau Session Sour from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 507 ratings