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Tarte Nouveau | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tarte Nouveau, 3.9% ABV, is kettle-soured with lactobacillus. This tart beer pours pale yellow with a large, dense, white head.

Added by Jason on 03-05-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
490
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
27.95%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
86
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 81 | Ratings: 490
Reviews by Stinkypuss:
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.26/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazed golden color with a white, fluffy foam and plenty of lace. The aroma is sour, but with bready notes, a bit acetic. In the taste, very pronounced sour note and very crisp and refreshing. Listed in the beer menu as a Berliner Weisse, this would be on the more sour end of that style. Fresh squeezed lemons, good tartness and a clean finish. Light to medium bodied and easy drinking. Overall, this is a very nice, approachable sour from Weyerbacher. If this were bottled I would pick it up from time to time.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: A hazy gold pour produces a ½” white foam cap that takes about a minute to collapse into a thin film. S: Tart over ripe fruit, light fruits, hints of vegetable. T: Very tart, lemony, refreshing, light fruits, over ripe fruit, and a hint of tomato. F: Highly carbonated, light body, tart. O: This is a light, refreshing sour beer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Weyerbacher "Tarte Nouveau"
12 oz. brown glass bottle
$1.95 @ Outlet Liquors, Rehoboth Beach, NJ

Appearance: Clear deep golden body. Limited head retention and lacing as might be expected from a sour ale.

Aroma: Sour candy, apple, lemon, wheat.

Flavor: As if you threw up partially but then choked it back - just a little acid reflux kind of vomit-in-the-throat kind of thing... also sweet-tart sugary with grape, apple, pear, lemon and wheat. Pretty much exactly what you'd expect from lactobacillus delbrucki, which, of course, is already naturally all over the grain, but which might not be present here as it's "kettle-soured". Little known fact, this beer, or Berliner-weisse, or what ever you want to call it was actually quite common in the United States years ago, and sold as white ale.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body with a crisp effervescence.

Overall: Certainly enjoyable with a pleasant character that avoids any of the sometimes "nasty" notes that can occur.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcasella
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Herze
3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of warlock_with_a_backpack
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear, gold, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is sourdough, lemon, and moderate tartness. Light and refreshing. Interesting sessionable sour that I think is tastier with a bit of age on it. Glad I got this. I will get it again.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a hazy yellowish orange with a lot of bubbles. Slight white head that quickly fades away.

Smell: A tart, juicy, and funky aroma with a scent of funky yeast and dry fruit. Solid scent of Brett lacto yeast with good hints of funk. Hints of wheat along with some cracker and grains. Fruit hints of lemon, pear, green apple, and white grape. A solid light tart aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a crisp, tart, juicy, and funky taste with notes of lacto yeast and fruit. Upfront scent of lacto and Brett yeast funk. Soft malt notes of straw, wheat, and cracker. Dry fruit notes of pear, green apple, lemon, and white grape. A solid crisp tart taste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Juicy, crisp, and drying.

Overall: A solid light session sour. Nice yeast and fruit flavor.

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Photo of williamjbauer
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle with a May 2015 bottle date and a Nov. 2015 BB date.

Pours clear amber with a short-lived head.

Intriguing aroma has a hint of sweetness, some ripe fruit notes, and a bit of light roasted grains.

The flavor is very bold for a "session" beer due to the high level of tartness. Despite the strong tart flavor, some bready grains come through as well as faint spicy notes.

O: aside fro being very tart, this is not a challenging beer.

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Photo of acurtis
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JMS1512
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesStreet
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

poured a golden color with a quickly-diminishing white head of about 1/2" Very little lacing.
Slight lacto tartness, some white grape, wheat, pear.
Taste has a tartness upfront with tastes of white wine, pears, sour apple, sour berries.
Feel is light and dry with a good amount of carbonation.
Overall, it is very "sessionable" by way of being very light-bodied and low abv. Kept the tartness on the lower side of the spectrum, which is against why I enjoy these types of beers.

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Photo of Loveyourbeer
2.96/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dacrza1
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Date: June 25, 2015...Vessel: La fin du Monde tulip...Occasion: return home from the shore on a cool summer night... Appearance: hazy, almost opaque body that shines with a glowing orange yellow brilliance; head settles to a smear of off-white fencing; slow, steady effervescence; ... Aroma: fruity, wet blanket and and cereal malts; secondary hints of bubblegum, barnyard yeasts and apple...Palate: thin, cider-like profile that slices through the tongue; dry and puckering, with a bubbly, medium-bodied... Taste: ciderlike in its apple and pear, with other fruity esters, sour with enough cherry and licorice to vary the profile; tart, puckerish, and refreshing...Overall: not much to nitpick, though it behaves with more fruitiness than a Berliner offers...a late maltiness also dampens the refreshing quality...

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Photo of mackeyse
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Snow81
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of let8it8grow
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Tarte Nouveau from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.65 out of 5 based on 490 ratings.
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