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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.9
Frank (4240) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2017
This is okay. It's quite malty and a bit tart. There's some fruity notes that seem to come from a touch of oxidation and are brought out by a bit of sticky sweetness. Carbonation is surprisingly prickly and feels kind of out of place w/ the malt character. This is drinkable but nothing I would seek out again.

3.4
boto (2267) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2017
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.

3.1
Idiosynkrasie (8061) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2017
355ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, reddish amber colour with small to average, frothy, diminishing, off-white head. Tart-ish, fruity aroma, fruit acidic hints of red berries, a touch of raspberry vinegar. Taste is dry, minimally tart, lactic and fruit acidic, tangy, hints of red berries, raspberry vinegar, a touch of red jelly bears. Not overly deep.

2.8
mateuszk (2769) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 3, 2017
Bottle. Light bodied, bit malty with some fruity sourness with lightly sour finish. Meh.

3.4
PanMarek (464) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2017
Dark amber pour with moderately thick, fine white foam. Strong sour in the nose with some mustiness and some sweet notes. Medium / light body and moderate fizz. The tart comes out in the taste mingling with some brett mustiness. The finish is slightly dry, but the tartness dominates. There is some sweetness and cereal malt tastes and so the tart tends to come across as citrus. In the same way that Tank 7 is a good, mild saison; this is a good, moderate sour.


2.7
crispaire (247) - - JUN 9, 2017
you can smell the sourness. there’s nothing subtle about this sour ale. it makes you pucker up. not entirely unpleasant to sip, but i wouldn’t call it an enjoyable experience that i’d ever want to recreate.

3.7
csaso (2336) - Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Bottle - average size foamy head that dissipates quickly, nice dark copper color, good fruity aroma and flavor with just the right amount of tartness to make it refreshing, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
Nuffield (4202) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2017
The commercial description...I wonder if it was written before the beer was brewed (was this what they were going for) or after the beer came out and they realized that it isn’t that strong. Because indeed, there isn’t such "bracing sharpness" and it only "suggests, rather than announc[es] its tartness". I found the flavors to be a little thin, too. Fine, drinkable, just not worth spending a lot for. (on tap at the Groveland Tap, St. Paul...on happy hour).

3.4
jcwattsrugger (12550) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2017
Shared by Cristen along the gulf coast of FL, thanks. Pam and Gary may not have had this, but I enjoyed it. 12oz bottle-tight foamy offwhite-gold/amber. A-tart fruity, lt malt. T-tart peach/fruity, lt malt. Easy.

2.9
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 13, 2017
Sporo karmelowych akcentów, wyraźna słodowość. Delikatnie kwaśne, cytrynowe. Za ciężkie. Meh.


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