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Tartuffe - Heretic Brewing Company

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Heretic Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 07-20-2012)
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Reviews by HalfFull:
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2.8/5  rDev -15.2%

22 oz. bomber poured into a wine glass. Shows a hazy goldenrod with a firm wheat haze. A thin cap of whitish foam is a bit short lived.

Nose of slightly sour wheat leaves a bit to be desired. Aroma is light as to be expected but comes up a bit short as for a tart punch.

Fkavor follows. Quite light and neutral with a bit of neutral grain and a bit of lemon. Offers a subtle tartness but subtle is the the key word there. Quite simple and subtle and lacking the tart bite I was expecting/hopiing for as for style.

Bottom line a fairly well done take on the style, and I say that with reservation, yet offers little as for redeeming qualities. And at a price to make one wonder.

In the end...one and done....

09-14-2012 05:31:21 | More by HalfFull
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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

06-17-2014 11:06:23 | More by tectactoe
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2.65/5  rDev -19.7%

Pours gold with a small, quickly fading head.
Restrained nose. Some soft wheat and faint lemon hints along with a bit of cooked corn. Very faint.
Flavours show an in initial sweetness and some cooked vegtable characters followed by a mild tartness hinting at lemons to slightly redeem things.
Body feels watery.

11-09-2012 00:14:51 | More by CrazyDavros
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3.53/5  rDev +7%

Inflatablechair shared one of these last night, but I wanted to give the full bottle my undivided attention.. Picked up another bottle tonight at Brewforia in Meridian on the way home from work... Paid a pricey $9... It will be cheaper at other stores.

Poured into my HotD goblet... a foamy white head dies back pretty quickly leaving little lacing... the brew is traditional looking very pale straw golden that sorta glows with a light haze.

Nose is tart and shows plenty of wheat character...

Flavor is nicely lactic.... softened a bit by the malt profile... lemony and a bit of cracker....

Body may be a touch high for the style... could use more carbonation.

I liked this one.... The label says a sour mash is used... More complex than my feeble palate can describe.


07-20-2012 05:16:18 | More by JohnGalt1
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

04-30-2013 23:22:16 | More by largadeer
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

11-12-2012 22:01:04 | More by danwho
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-15-2013 20:30:29 | More by Hoptron_3000
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3.45/5  rDev +4.5%

A: Pours a hazy pale straw yellow with an initial 1/2" white head which fades to the rim leaving some spotty lace.

N: Lemony with grainy wheat, a bit of tartness, dry hay, and a metallic note.

T: Kinda thin and watery lemon flavors with some faint tart, minerality, trace pepper and white grape notes. The metallic thing is still there.

M: Light body and carbonation, although some mild prickly from the barely tart wheat.

O: Wanted to like this but was a little disappointed. Second half of bottle better than first due to some floaties, more haze and tartness/lemony acidic character.

09-15-2012 01:03:23 | More by wethorseblanket
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2.45/5  rDev -25.8%

Clear yellow beer with a tiny white colored head, this could pass for a glass of Budweiser.

Smells lightly of toasted grain and a distant sourness. Mild acid and no hops not the most aromatic beer.

Starts out mildly sour with a toasted grain flavor. Little bit of grassy flavor, the acid is mild. Nothing special.

Mouthfeel is light, per the style.

Overall this is OK, not many Berliner Weiss beers out there.

10-12-2013 22:41:04 | More by Zorro
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

08-26-2012 01:10:53 | More by kdown
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

07-22-2012 05:15:10 | More by JebediahScooter
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

12-26-2012 23:07:02 | More by hopswap1
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3.53/5  rDev +7%

The pour is a pale straw color with a white head. Nose is lemony, but not overly so. There is a bit of straw, malt, and wheat, maybe some grass. Overall, though, not that fragrant. The issue of blandness continues on the palate. Light lemon, straw, and bread. Maybe a little bit watery. Only mildly tart. Really disappointing.

08-07-2012 16:42:51 | More by womencantsail
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3.3/5  rDev 0%

1556th Review on BA
Bottle to Pinot glass

No bottle date
Purchased from El Cerrito Liquor

App- Well the color is more of a peach color minus the pinks. A good and semi long lasting white 2 finger head was there. Not really a clingy beer. Just looks really nice in the glass.

Smell- Its a tri-smelling beer. I mean, its lime a Berliner but just has an aroma I couldnt place. Citrus? Soap? Earthy? Just all over without that normal lactic punch.

Taste- I wanted to find some diamond in the rough. I didnt. Its a small shell of a berliner. More malty and lactic and even throws some bitter in there. Some of the soap flavors comes across as well.

Mouth- A semi light medium body with a medium carbonation. A bit thicker than I was thinking. Some semi off flavors. Sweet, earthy and soapy.

Drink- Welp! Wanted to like it more, just didnt. Seemed off to me. Noticing that heretic is a bit hit/miss.

10-07-2012 06:52:14 | More by FosterJM
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

02-17-2013 17:06:36 | More by Trilogy31
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

07-08-2014 05:32:14 | More by GClarkage
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3.55/5  rDev +7.6%

Thanks to SamuelJackson45 for sharing this brew with me. Poured from a bomber into a snifter. The brew appears a hazed yellow color with white froth that fades to a thin film across the top. Some white spots of lace stick to the wall of the glass.

The smell is lactic and indicates notes of greek yogurt. Some lemony citrus aspect brightens things up before being contrasted by cheesy aspects. Some footy grain like pilsner and wheat is present. I enjoyed the residual character of fresh grain and funk in the nose but it lacked that cleanliness I look for in the style.

The taste is tart like a combination of wheat and lemony lacto. Some flavors of yogurt evolve mid-palate with some pilsner footy grain aspect and a hint of something like corn mixed with wheat. The flavor in combination with the funk of the aroma screams sour mashing as it has that distinct character of funk and lack of cleanliness. It is very grainy with mild stinky cheese that hangs in the mouth.

This is a medium to lighter bodied berliner with a modest amount of carbonation. It is easy drinking, light and refreshing with no alcohol impact. Its a pretty nice take on the style but lacks that cleanliness I look for. As it gets warmer, the funk gets progressively more intense which gets to be unique with the residual sweetness of the grain. Worth a try if its available to you.

11-05-2012 15:14:27 | More by stakem
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

07-25-2012 06:00:56 | More by mhaugo
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3.88/5  rDev +17.6%

Pale straw colour with fair cloud. White head, mild lace left behind. Steady bead. Good.

Funky nose; organic and quite saisony really, with a touch of lemon pith, grapefruit and melon. Pleasant; could use a ramp up on the tart factor.

Citric upfront on the palate; notes of pith, some grapefruit and kiwi. Yeasty midway with a slight funk - organic and slightly grassy. Clean, pleasant and fairly lemony. Nice.

Bit of pull and sizzle. Not really puckering, it's quite nice and smooth for what it is.

Clean and tart but not over the top. Nice Berliner Weiss.

05-20-2013 06:19:39 | More by laituegonflable
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

On tap at Congregation Ale House in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a murky yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some grain, fruit, and sour candy aromas. Taste is much the same with a very grainy aftertaste. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but not a very good example of the style in my opinion.

08-21-2012 00:22:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

650ml bomber purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne. The bottle recommends two ways of serving it, one straight, and one "mit Schuss". I thought I'd give both a try, although I have no woodruff, so made do with grenadine. Scores and the bulk of the review are for the unadulterated version.

Pours a rather clear pale golden yellow, with a fizzing head of white that froths for a while, and then settles down to almost nothing. Body is clear and light, and rather thin, which is not unreasonable or unpleasant for the style. Overall, decent look to it.

Nose is clear and crisp, with a tart apple fragrance and a touch of woodiness. There's a slight sweetness too, perhaps a suggestion of vanilla, and a grainy slightly true German depth, which lends some savouriness. Not bad.

Taste is what you expect. Clear and crisp, with a mild tartness and a pinch of salt towards the back palate. Slight leafy note on the front, crushed vegetation or green tea perhaps. Mostly, it's just light, crisp and refreshing. Solid stuff.

Feel is slightly biting, but light and slightly effervescent.

"Mit Schuss", the syrup actually really blanks a good deal of the acidity and freshness, even though it doesn't add a lot itself. It's more that it smooths the edges, and probably makes it more approachable overall: I much prefer this particular BW on its own, although I've enjoyed a woodruff-spiked concoction in the past.

Overall, solid stuff. This is fairly middle-of-the road for the style, and it's not a style that I've ever been hugely enamoured of, so it's certainly not a wowing experience, but it's decent, drinkable, and very refreshing on a hot day.

12-12-2012 06:09:08 | More by lacqueredmouse
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

08-26-2012 01:27:51 | More by zacheits
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3.78/5  rDev +14.5%

Pours out a straw/gold with about an inch of frothy white head. The head dies quick and doesn't leave much behind.

Wheat malt and sour lemon make up most of the smell. There is a hint of mineral and pepper.

Sour citrus and wheat start this beer off nicely. Very simple and mellow. Goes down smooth.

Not at the top, but at the top of the middle I'd say. Won't grab another but enjoyed this one.

08-02-2012 01:16:47 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

06-25-2013 01:29:04 | More by Jeckel
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3.45/5  rDev +4.5%

This pours a cloudy golden color with a thin ring of foam atop it.
The aroma has a defined tang with hints of pineapple—or pineapple Juicy Fruit candy, more accurately—that come across when nosed.

The flavor sparkles with an expected tang just to the side of sour, with more pronounced fruit candy notes. I get some pineapple and orange and a predominant lemon candy flavor.

Lightly bodied with a pleasing effervescence and a quick finish.

08-27-2012 19:46:39 | More by elNopalero
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Tartuffe from Heretic Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.