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RATINGS: 249   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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2.8
mateuszk (2753) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 3, 2017
Bottle. Light bodied, bit malty with some fruity sourness with lightly sour finish. Meh.

3.4
PanMarek (460) - 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 (239) - - 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 (2300) - 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 (4180) - 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 (12471) - 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 (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 13, 2017
Sporo karmelowych akcentów, wyraźna słodowość. Delikatnie kwaśne, cytrynowe. Za ciężkie. Meh.

3.6
furthur (1203) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - APR 12, 2017
Bottle, pretty amber beer, fizzy cream colored head disappears fast. Aroma is slightly sour malt and hint of black pepper. Taste is malt and light lemon, and a touch of black pepper. Palate is light, carbonation moderate. This is a really nice beer, with great balance, and a refreshment quotient that’s off the charts. I need this in my fridge this summer.

3.2
Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Pours an amber color with a sour dry fruit aroma. Taste is sour dried fruit with a biscuit malt finish. Cherries and tart in the beer throughout.

3.1
hershiser2 (3480) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2017
Bottle from Market Street Wine Shop, Uptown. Pours hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of biscuit, sour lemon. Flavor is burnt caramel, light lemon rind, toast, copper. Hmmm...


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