Tell-Tale Tart
Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #749
Ranked #21,811
3.78 | pDev: 10.05%
Aug 25, 2021
Apr 17, 2015
Very Good
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Notes: Deriving its name from Edgar Allan Poe's classic tale of madness and murder, our newest Smokestack Series release takes a predictably lighthearted approach to the subject of sourness. The subtle acidity of Tell-Tale Tart is answered by a soft, biscuity malt character, making this a sour ale that suggests, rather than announcing its tartness. Beginning with a bracing sharpness at first sip, the ale mellows on the palate to a smooth and faintly lingering finish.
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Rated: 3.28 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Aug 25, 2021
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
"Best by 10/16/15"; drank 7/2/15 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice, noisy off-white head which quickly dissipated; almost no lace.

Mildly tart strawberry, wheat & faint smoke notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Faintly tart strawberry flavor up front; honeyed wheat notes on the finish. Faint smoke emerged as this warmed.

Balanced & easy to drink; this won't satisfy sour fiends but was a pleasant summer sipper.
Oct 21, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by AGoodStout from Kansas

Sep 15, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Griffith from Connecticut

Jul 11, 2019
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Reviewed by iguanodon from Utah

2.7/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
[Original rating 2016-06-10] 12 oz. bottle. Pours clear dark orange with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is just not good, rotting vegetables and chlorine. Taste is not as bad, it’s sour. Starts tart, finish is a little bitter. But I’d go with a real sour if that’s what you are looking for.
Oct 24, 2018
Rated: 4.43 by tomagra from New York

Aug 06, 2018
Rated: 2.25 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Jul 22, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 23, 2018
Rated: 2.79 by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Dec 12, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by crob3888 from California

Oct 28, 2017
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Reviewed by Boto from Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle from Brewery: this one pours a somewhat darker amber color. Absolutely no head or lacing on it. Some sour apples and lemon to the nose. Some biscuit also. The taste is good. Some tart apples and lemon, biscuity malts. A milder (perhaps starter sour for some), decent middle of the road sour.
Oct 27, 2017
Rated: 3.73 by CurtisD from Canada (NB)

Oct 20, 2017
Rated: 3.43 by HawkGX from Kansas

Aug 19, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by TheBrewsky from California

Aug 01, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Jul 23, 2017
Rated: 3.6 by MTKATL from Georgia

Jul 15, 2017
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Reviewed by bushbeer75 from Michigan

3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz brown bottle - dated October 1 2016

Boulevard Tell-Tale-Tart poured a dark amber color with an off-white head that was bubbly. The head had a good retention. The aroma of tart fruit, i.e., green apples and lemon dominated . The taste begins with a sharp bite of sourness and acidity then the ale sourness mellows a bit. The aftertaste is one of tartness that lingers. The body is medium with a good amount of almost fizzy carbonation. There is a puckering finish.

Overall, this is my first taste of a sour beer style. This ale reminds me of the SweetTart candy I used to eat as a child;
Jul 03, 2017
Rated: 4 by LooseMoose1978 from North Carolina

Jun 17, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by Brandonvlansdown from Missouri

Jun 04, 2017
Rated: 4 by SGR1220 from California

May 11, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Zach136 from Georgia

Apr 21, 2017
Rated: 3.53 by Burt from Rhode Island

Apr 10, 2017
Rated: 3.69 by HoistinBrews from Minnesota

Apr 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Picky-when-paying-89 from Missouri

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Tell-Tale Tart:

12 oz bottle. Pours a clean, clear, burnt orange (think Dodge Charger, or pumpkin), with a seashell white head about a finger and a half on a hard pour. Poured into my usual snifter. No lacing when the head dissipates

Pear, rice wine vinegar, dandelions, white wine

Butter, saltines, white wine, apricot

Well carbonated, thin, ciderlike texture. Slight lemon juice finish.

Not quite as sour as expected. Light on the acidic pucker. Not my favorite of the Smokestack series (which I adore) but still a solid sip. Fairly new to sours in general (IPAs are the beer of choice in town) but it's in the upper ranks of sours for me. Would definitely buy again!
Apr 07, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by harpus from Alabama

Apr 05, 2017
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to Grizzarky for this one, from NBS BIF#5. 12oz bottle (bottled on12Feb2017) poured into 12oz Bearded Iris goblet. Poured lightly hazy reddish amber color with about a half-inch of white head that had moderate retention, and left no lace.

A light tartness hits the nose first, with some light grain in the background. Same on the tongue, grain and light sourness. No fruit or backing notes. Body was crisp and smooth, would be refreshing on a warm day. Drinkability was good, would have a gain. Overall, a pleasant little beer, and a good choice as an introduction to the world of sours.
Apr 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Uniobrew31 from Pennsylvania

3.12/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
The commercial review was pretty spot on. Slightly tart, well balanced if there is such a thing for a sour. Smooth, not as sweet as I expected. A must try if sours are a style you seek out regularly.
Mar 31, 2017
Rated: 3.69 by ogman from Pennsylvania

Mar 27, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by johnnyminor from Washington

Mar 26, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by szmnnl99 from Michigan

Mar 26, 2017
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Reviewed by TheeBeardedEMT from Iowa

3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Aroma - Starts sour and acidic. A slight malt flavor follows.

Appearance - Pours a nice Gold with good carbonation. A thin white head fades quickly.

Flavor - Tart and sweet all at the same time. Green apple and cherry. Make your eye twitch a bit.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Good amount of carbonation. Has a nice smooth finish.

Overall - This beer is slightly more sour then I expected.
Mar 24, 2017
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Rated by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Mar 24, 2017
Rated: 3.58 by shigg85 from Japan

Mar 23, 2017
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Reviewed by andrewh995 from Arizona

3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I haven't had many wild ales or sour beers so I don't have much to compare this too. But I really do love it. I saw a review saying it tastes like an unflavored sweet tart, and now that I think of it, that's the perfect description.
Mar 21, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by Gemini6 from Michigan

Mar 19, 2017
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a mug: color is amber, a bit hazy, brighter white head that presents about 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to a ring.

Smell is sour, acidic at first, then light malt/biscuit.

Taste is similar with sour/acidic start then transitions to a subtle malt based flavor with a lingering acidity. Refreshing.

Mouthfeel is not overly acidic, well balanced sweetness and tart flavor, moderate carbonation and crispness.

Overall just a well executed sour ale with crisp, tart flavors and mouthfeel and moderate maltiness.
Mar 17, 2017
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Reviewed by Chasebrks from Massachusetts

4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appears a clear red/brown with a light tan head. Light pucker to a crisp malt finish with a nose that suggests significantly more acidity than is present. Finishes with metallic overtones (not unpleasant). Little to no hop presence, acid to malt with no distinct bitterness. Big fan of the balance of acidity here, something missing from a lot of warheads in the American sour market right now.
Mar 16, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by deonreds from New York

Mar 13, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by cyber_phoenix from Pennsylvania

Mar 08, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by andyjeigh from Oklahoma

Mar 02, 2017
Tell-Tale Tart from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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