Temporal Artisan Ales – Noyaux Tarte


Temporal Artisan Ales – Noyaux Tarte Review

Temporal Artisan Ales has been making a name for itself amongst beer fans who appreciate barrel-aged sours. Brewed out of the Luppolo Brewing space in East Vancouver, Temporal ferments and ages all their beers in oak barrels. Noyaux Tarte is no exception, being a blend of barrel-aged beers that were conditioned on apricots, cinnamon and tonka beans.

Noyaux Tarte is slightly cloudy orange with a small white head that quickly disappears. The aroma is very expressive and diffusive and will send apricots and cinnamon notes an impressive distance. Close up the aroma gives both fresh and stewed apricots with notes of savoury cinnamon and sour cherry. This beer has both medium carbonation and body.

Noyaux Tarte is very sour which dominates the flavour. Balancing the high tartness is some fruitiness and fruit acidity, mostly of the stone fruit and pome fruit variety. There is also some funkiness and soft oak. There is a strong mouth puckering effect. The palate drying tartness continues in the finish where there is some vinous and funky quality with a hint of savoury spice.

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About This Beverage

  • Colour: Orangey
  • Head Size & Retention: Some head, minimal retention
  • Carbonation: Well Carbonated
  • Clarity: Cloudy
  • Balance: Balanced Malt/Hop
  • Drinkability: Goes Down Slower
  • Enjoyment: I would recommend this beer to a friend
  • Malt Characteristics: Light
  • Hop Characteristics: Fruity
  • Other Flavours/Aroma: Stone Fruit: Apricot, Peach etc, Sour, Earthy/Funky, Pepper/Spice
  • Palate: Tart, Sour/Acidic


A beer that is clearly crafted with exceptional care and idiosyncratic gusto, Noyaux Tarte is not an entry level sour but for the confirmed and adventurous sour afficanado.

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