PW's Year of Beer: Weyerbacher Tarte Nouveau

By Eric San Juan
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We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com.

Weyerbacher are no strangers to experimentation. Their regular lineup is fairly eclectic, their anniversary beers are giants, and they have long had a series of offbeat brews only available at their brewery in Easton, PA. Tarte Nouveau, however, marks the first time they’ve played with the somewhat unusual berlinerweiss style. Coming in at a miniscule 2.9 percent ABV, many beer drinkers will look right past this one. Their loss. This light yellow beer tells you it’s different from the first time your nose passes close to the glass, giving off a sharply tart aroma tinged with wild grass. A sip of the light body reveals lemon-touched sourness, fruity yeast undertones, and a little bit of Earthy funk. A dry, tart finish closes out each sip with a snap. This is a beer built for warm days. You’re likely to see this one just once, so grab it while you can at Sidecar.
 

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