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Tartare - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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world-class

385 Ratings
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.4%


Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
One of the world's classic sour beer styles, Tartare is Bear Republic's interpretation of Berliner Weisse, the tart, low-alcohol beer style dubbed as "The Champagne of the North."

Bronze medal at the 2011 Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer in the Wild Beer/Acidic Category
Winner at 2013 Good Food Awards, Adventurous, Barreled, Big, Bawdy, & Belgian Beer Category

(Beer added by: ChrisPro on 11-19-2011)
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BierJager89

California

4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy straw color with no head.

S: Lemon tartness in the nose, and a touch of wheat.

T: Sour and very lemony, lemon overpowers everything else, only a touch of wheat is noticeable. Something syrupy and a touch of funk, as well. Despite the strength of the lemon, it's well balanced.

M: Medium bodied and average carbonation.

O: Recommended if you like sours. I enjoyed it.

Note: Imbibed at the cellar reserve party, from batches that would go on to the various festivals, thus ensuring the beer was in it's prime.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2014 06:40:45 | More by BierJager89
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spoony

Colorado

4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at World of Beer Sour Night into a snifter.

A-The beer is light-yellowish in color with a thin, white head of less than a finger by the time it arrives at my table. It has a touch of haze but is mostly clear. The head fades quickly, leaving no lacing. Not entirely on style, but not far off, either.

S-Massively tart with lemon-drop-like sour flavors. There is a bit of lactic, funky wheat, too, but the dominant flavor is sour lemons and balancing, candy-like sugar sweetness. Maybe a bit simple, but intense and inviting.

T-The taste, like the smell, is massively tart and wallops with lemons. There is a bit of wheat and lactic funkiness, but this beer is all about the tart. The sourness is barely moderated by a sugary, candy-like sweetness that also suggests lemons. Despite the slightly one-dimensional flavor, it is refreshing and drinkable...even enjoyable.

M-The feel is medium to full body for the style with a soft carbonation than normal.

O-I have somewhat mixed feelings on this beer. On the one hand, I feel like this is the type of sour, lemon bomb that is overdone and scouring in its highly citric, lemony, acidic glory. On the other hand, this beer needs no elderberry syrup because it packs plenty of flavor on its own. A no holds barred Berliner...I guess I'm OK with that.


Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2014 02:40:16 | More by spoony
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives with a slightly hazy amber color; the head was really more of a ringlet though it did leave a few strands behind

Smell: Tart elements dominated, but there was a subtle hint of fruity sweetness - lemon and strawberries

Taste: The tartness dominated throughout, though underneath those fruit flavors detected in the aroma added lemon and strawberry to the mix

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I wasn't expecting a beer like this from Bear Republic but they nailed the style with this brew

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2013 02:20:48 | More by brentk56
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kevanb

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

3oz serving at FoBAB, was relishing the chance to have this again and to be able to take some notes and finally review this beer. I made sure to get this beer immediately as to have a fresh palate and sound state of mind.

The beer pours a light straw color, hues of gold and copper, slightly hazy with with a light, fluffy white head that has moderate retention and leaves some light, sticky lace behind. The aroma is of light pale grain, soft wheat, lactic sourness with a bit of berry fruit, and citrus zest and a touch of mineral character at the back end. The flavors are in queue, lots of lactic tanginess, wheat, berry and lemon zest, with a softer finish of wheat and pale malt but the mineral like qualities don't materialize, actually for the better. The mouthfeel is very nice, lots of lively carbonation, almost to the point of being a little abrasive, but it coats the mouth well and finishes very easily albeit a bit too dry.

Verdict: A delicious Berliner Weissbier and one of the best examples of the style to be made in America. This has long been the benchmark of the style, and it's deserved. One of the more refreshing but more importantly, delicate examples available.

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2013 02:06:56 | More by kevanb
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artoolemomo

Oregon

4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- When I received this beer, it really had no head. If I had to guess, I would guess that it would be pure cotton white. The body is one of the palest I've ever seen. SRM of 1,2, at most, 3? The body is a mix of the weakest lemon and straw that lightens even further to the palest of lemons. No lacing is left behind.

Nose- Soaring tartness that evokes lemon and cherry. There is a bit of funkiness. Isn't full blown Brett but there is a lot of straw, stinky cheese, and mushrooms. Some mustiness but it is a very inviting mustiness.

Taste- At the time that I first tasted this, this was the possibly the most sour beer I had that weekend- a weekend that included Zwanwe Day and a Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze. However, this did not turn out to be true. Starts off with a strong lemon/lemonade tartness that cleans itself up quickly and neatly with its superb dry finish. Some straw, some cherry- not as much funk as existed on the nose. Lots of tingle. I can definitely see the appeal of this beer and the recent acceptance of the style. It's a phenomenal representation of a style that doesn't do all that much for me. I prefer my sour tasting beers to have more punch. But at 4%, this is a pretty alcoholic Berliner Weisse. Straw dominant on the linger. Strawberry and stone fruits abound. Solid, very good beer. Will grade high despite not being my preference. Some grassiness and a linger of cinnamon as well.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with ample carbonation. Very crisp and dry finish.

Drinkability- Tartness is a little prohibitive to me but this will be a delight to someone who likes bright and fresh lemonade.

Overall- Solid beer. Very good. A must try if you like the style or maybe even if you don't.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2013 02:00:57 | More by artoolemomo
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flexabull

California

4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright and hazy gold color with a thin white head.

Aromas are very floral, grassy, with some lemon peel. Definite funky yeast going on here as well.

Beer is very tart, and lactic up front. Sharp lemon peel, hints of spiciness, and sweet malty wheat. Finish is crisp and very acidic. Very flavorful and mouth puckering.

Mouthfeel is very full and crisp, with spot on carbonation.

Overall, an excellent sour offering from Bear Republic. I had Cuvee de Bubba once and it was a bit disappointing, this one however was quite good. Reminds me of Love from New Belgium, and strikes me as more of a Wild Ale instead of a Berliner.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2013 17:31:07 | More by flexabull
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

4.71/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On-tap at GBD in DuPont Circle, NW D.C., poured into a 10 oz. tulip glass, drank 9/20/13 over a half-hour.

A: 3/3 - straw yellow coloration, greater clarity than other wheat beer styles, e.g. hefeweizen, received with little head with very subtle glass lacing; moderate carbonation; no alcohol legs

S: 11/12 - really pungent barnyard sour flavor predominate with some background citrus fruit aroma

T: 19/20 - wow, this is one of the most sour but also most complex Berliner weissebiers that I have ever tasted; on the anterior tongue, there's an immediate pucking tartness but, in the middle of the mouth, I start picking up some more complex flavors beyond just Lacto (perhaps instilled by Brett?); don't taste any alcohol but wouldn't expect much at 4%

M: 4/5 - light-bodied and high carbonation makes it tart and refreshing; very pleasant

O: 9/10 - really tart and complex beer; much better than all of the German examples of the syle that I've tasted to date and maybe the best American Berliner weissebier that I have tasted; it really goes beyond just simple Lacto sourness where most of the other examples (including some of the best end); if you're in D.C. and enjoy sour beers, you need to try this on-draft ASAP!

TOTAL = 46/50

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2013 01:39:09 | More by MNishCT77
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap into tulip at Alamo in Sterling, VA. WOW!
The pour is nothing to look at,,,super yellow - almost looks like lemonade. Smell is super tart and lots of sourness...awesome. Lemony, grainy, and a bit of ever so salty flavor...tart finish with a huge sourness...unlike any Berliner Weiss ive had. This is way more tart and sour than most...but simply awesome. Probably the best BW ive ever had...I hope to have this again one day.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2013 03:16:29 | More by DrinkSlurm
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.28/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Been wanting to try this for a long long time. On tap at H&V

A clear straw yellow with a white head that collapses quickly. Juxtaposed with the cantillon iris grand cru , the wheat in this beer is really pronounced. Plenty sour, sharp, lactic with some acetic notes as well, this is cidery, fruity (white grapes) a little husky and yummy. The palate opens very sour with a little bit of solvent and nail polish remover, harshly so. Unripe grapes, some wheat and raw lemons round out the palate. Drying sour and with some oak on the finish, this is a little disappointing, the antithesis of what a berlinerweisse should be.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2013 19:59:28 | More by DefenCorps
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AgentMunky

California

4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a glass at the 4th Cellar Party at Bear Republic brewery. From notes. Reviewed 30 September 2012.

A: Milk-pale. Cloudy yellow. No head or lacing.

S: Vinegar and lemon zest. Lemonade. Hint of sweetness.

T: Incredibly tart. Lemon juice pucker. Very dry. Is that a tough of wheat? Peaches? A hint of lingering sweetness.

M: Sour and engaging. It makes me grimace, but in a good way.

O: A great beer, and an excellent example of the style. Recommended, but be warned: It is *sour*.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2013 06:53:41 | More by AgentMunky
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Drank on-tap at Lord Hobo, Cambridge, MA
Served in a cervoise

Hazy straw yellow appearance. The beer had no head and no lacing and looked completely flat.

The nose was one of the most fascinating I have encountered in a beer. Brett-like tartness and fruity sweetness combined in a very unique way. Tons of bright, lemony notes. Kiwi and strawberry came through strong as well. Hints of buttered popcorn. There was also a slight mustiness.

Like the nose, the flavor profile was very unique. Super tart. Kiwi fruit and strawberry notes dominated the front end. I also picked up a slight tropical fruit presence. The beer turned even more tart and lemony in the center. Ultra crisp and somewhat wheaty. Exceedingly dry. Hints of bready malts appeared in the tart and acidic finish.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied and contained a fine, zippy effervescence. Super smooth and fluffy on the palate.

Tartare is a very unique take on an already interesting style of beer. Given its low ABV, I feel like I could drink gallons of this on a hot day. I really hope Bear Republic decides to bottle this sometime soon.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2013 17:25:14 | More by Damian
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RaulMondesi

California

4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Raul is all up in it with his first experience at Toronado (San Diego). Like Mr Howell the III when he isn't stranded on Gilligan's Island, diggin into some tartare it is.

Light, crisp, refreshing... Like watching Lily Aldridge using a loofa, Raul can get used to this.

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2013 00:37:32 | More by RaulMondesi
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.14/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I am not a huge fan of sour ales or this style at all but this was one of the better beers, not just of this style but of all styles, that I have had. Poured a cloudy yellow with one-finger head and minimal lace on top of an aroma that is mostly sour and tart with touches of sharp, spicy citric. Smooth, light-bodied, easy to drink, tastes like the smell with an extremely sour, puckering, citrusy vibe with some funk and tartness (can't really put my finger on the exact tastes). Finishes real crisp and dry and don't know if I could session this as the sourness could wear but definitely a must try to have at least one.

Serving type: on-tap

09-11-2013 13:12:53 | More by clayrock81
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Ysgard

Virginia

4.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I had this on tap in a 12oz pour at The Birch in Norfolk.

I've got limited Berlinerweiss experience, only having sampled 1809, and having had the Oarsman and Bahnhof's offerings, as well as what I believe was a Berliner from Sun King. I've had a great deal of sours in general though, so I'm judging from a broader perspective.

A: Straw yellow, very pale, with a luminescent cloudiness that is markedly different than Hefe or Wit. A present yet subdued bit of head around the edges of the glass.

S: Lactic, lemon zest, a subtle touch of that bright velvety clove and orange melange of Imported Hefe's such as Ayinger Brauweiss. A pleasant pilsner and wheat twangy aroma.

T: Aggressively tart, with largely lactic flavor, again those subtle hefe cues of spice and citrus, pils and wheat. A tiny bit of funk, and a sweet white oakiness ties things together.

m: The oak does work here, giving a thin beer a soft fineness on the tongue. It gives it substantialness without taking away from the drinkability.

If you are lucky enough to come across this, get it and savor it.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2013 01:50:26 | More by Ysgard
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beertunes

Washington

3.49/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in 10oz goblet for $7. A pint would have been $9. Why is such a low ABV wheat beer so expensive? The beer poured a cloudy pale yellow, think pineapple juice, with virtually no head and absolutely no lacing.

The aroma was properly tart, with a nice wheat base. Same on the tongue, the expected mix grain and sourness, with any particular aspects that made it stand out. The body was on the light side, but still had a subtle substance, and a dry finish. Drinkability was very good, I could have a couple of these on a summer's day, except for the unrealistic price. Overall, a very good and enjoyable brew, and one that's worth a shot, if you can stomach the price.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2013 20:36:54 | More by beertunes
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

**REVIEW NUMBER 500**

Huge thanks to eyebereej for bringing this one on his trip to Florida! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL Hill Farmstead growler into a Weyerbacher pint glass.

A: Pours a very hazy light yellow with a thin white head and a couple streams of visible carbonation meandering up the side.

S: Wow. Huge nose on this one. Very funky and tart, with wet grass and barnyard, tons of lactic acid, some lemony citrus, a bit grainy and sour as well.

T: Big sour lactic mouth-puckering up front, with a solid lemon citrus, funky and tart, with hints of barnyard. A moderate wheat graininess on the exhale, along with some serious tartness.

M: Light body, low carbonation sensation (possibly from the growler serving vessel), and low alcohol presence.

O: Excellent interpretation of a base berliner. This one has some serious tartness. This is probably the most enjoyable non-fruited berliner I've ever had, and this is coming from someone with access to Cigar City, Peg's and Wakefield's stuff. Excellent, and highly recommended. I must get more...

Serving type: growler

08-26-2013 14:25:10 | More by macrosmatic
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BenHesk12

California

4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delivered on tap at Pi Bar, San Francisco CA. The beer appears a light yellow to pear color with little to no head whatsoever. No hoppy aroma but upon further sniffing one can get a slight tinge of the sourness. Upon sipping an instantly and somewhat overwhelmingly sour flavor hits the palate, but in an appreciable and exciting way. Low alcohol flavor and invites you to drink bigger sips. Wonderful delicate mouth feel provides contrast to the strong sour flavor. Good to see Bear Republic really trying to make something special and I wholeheartedly approve.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2013 00:59:14 | More by BenHesk12
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vandemonian

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tartare is a delicious and very sour example of this style.

A. Yellow couloir and a head that fades to nothing. 3.5

S. sour with a little rotten fruit funk. 4

T. Sour with some fruity tang. Damn. Mouth puckering. Clean finish. 4.5

M. Low carbonation. 4

O. 4.5

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2013 00:06:21 | More by vandemonian
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

2.84/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Belmont Station the other day.

The beer pours a pale yellow gold color with very light lacing and pretty much zero head retention. Sorry, but it's hard for me to be very impressed by a beer that appearance-wise, initially reminds me of bud lite lime. On the nose, you can tell right off this is going to be one sour beer. There's hint of light clove, lime, lemon and wheat, but it's clear just on the nose that this is going to be sour. On the palate, the amount of sour is overpowering. There's no light tartness that one expects in a Berliner Weisse, as the beer literally smacks you in the face with the level of sour it imparts. I literally get nothing else, other than over-riding sour (maybe there's a hint of lemon and lime, but that's really about it). Mouthfeel is fairly light, but then that's to be expected in a 4% abv. beer. Alcohol is undetectable.

Couple of thoughts and observations. I'm not a huge sour fan, but I've enjoyed the German versions of this style, because the sour component generally doesn't smack you over the head. This clearly does. I guess this beer is remarkable for the level of flavor you get in a 4% beer, but I just wish there was a bit more to this beer than sour, sour, sour... The couple next to me at BS were drinking a flight of left over sour beers from puckerfest, and I was surprised they hadn't gotten a sample glass of the tartare. The guy told me that he was a huge sour fan, while his wife (GF?) said she was a fan, but not to the extent her husband was. So I happily gave them my glass. The woman indicated that the beer was too sour for her, while the gentleman indicated that he enjoyed it, but that it was on the boundary of just how much sour he could tolerate. Don't believe I'll be ordering this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2013 16:53:06 | More by johnmichaelsen
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BucannonXC5

California

4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 16-oz. draft
Glass: Goblet
From: Bear Republic Brewing Company in Healdsburg, Calif.
Price: $6.50
Purchased: July 17, 2013
Consumed: July 17, 2013
Misc.: Came with an option of a raspberry or green apple side flavoring

Poured a yellow-golden straw hazy color with gray head that dissipated rather quickly. Minimal wet lacing on the sides. Poor retention on the top on the way down.

Smelled sour fruit, curdled milk, tart, kiwi, grapes and green apple.

Tasted tart, Sweet Tarts, green apple, kiwi, sour and green grapes.

Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, tart finish. Drinkable and refreshing.

A very good Berliner Weissbier that I would definitely try again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2013 07:04:29 | More by BucannonXC5
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kojevergas

Texas

4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on-draught into a 4 oz taster glass at the Churchill's Finest Hour 2013 release at Churchill's pub. Reviewed from notes taken standing up in the overflowingly crowded pub, so this review as not as detailed as I would have liked.

A: Pours a beige colour floater ring; no real head at all. Perhaps this is because of the taster glass; I've had this issue with a few beers now. Body colour is a clear pale lemon-yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. A bit weak, but generally appealing.

Sm: Light clean sourness. Crisp, fresh, and appealing. Pale malts. A mild strength aroma. Very good for the style. Inviting. Alive.

T: Sourness. Pale malts. Clean. Refreshing. Nicely tart. Lemon. Lactic as hell; I love that. Great fresh zesty taste. Perfect balance. Great subtlety. Amazing complexity for the style. I'm very impressed.

Mf: Soft. Light. Refreshing. Smooth. Wet. Perfectly carbonated. Has an ideal body for the style: clean yet full and refreshing. Great presence on the palate. Complements the flavour profile obscenely well.

Dr: Very drinkable. Near perfectly executed for the style. I love it. I would definitely have it again; it's easily the best berliner weiss I've ever had. I need to revisit this beer in a better environment to really go as in-depth with my review as it deserves. An amazing offering from Bear Republic, and highly recommended.

Low A

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2013 20:50:58 | More by kojevergas
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beerloverofbham

Washington

4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at Brouwer's Cafe during Sour Fest. Served in a snifter.
Color of pale straw, and cloudy--almost looks like fresh farm stand lemonade. Smells lactic, with light hints of peach and citrus. Lots of lacto up front at first taste, with notes of apricot and lemon peel. Little to no wheatiness. Good mouthfeel, but no lacing on the glass whatsoever. Finishes very clean.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2013 08:18:32 | More by beerloverofbham
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dirtylou

Washington

4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

on-tap, bottleworks, no f*cking syrup

12oz pour - unbranded tulip - slightly clouded straw-yellow beer with a nice fluffy white cap. Aroma is overwhelmingly tart - grassy, lemon rind, sugar. I'm somewhat of a novice in the style, but this was pretty staggering. Easily one of the tartest beers I've ever consumed - sugars, lemon, wheat, lactic. Pretty intense stuff, and from the looks of it, A WHALE

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2013 01:26:01 | More by dirtylou
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes. Had on tap at the Burgundian.

A: Tartare was a hazy straw/yellow color with a small white head on top which reduced to a thin ring. Minimal lacing.

S: Lightly tart, nice wheat aroma. Light citrus, some lemon and lemon zest, slightly acidic. Very nice.

T: Really nice acidity for a berliner, nice and tart. Some wheat, a bit of apple and pear, light citrus. More sour than the aroma, and I am loving it.

M: Light to medium bodied, extremely easy drinking.

O: An amazing Berliner, probably the best I have had. Great sour/tartness for style with plenty of fruit flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2013 03:14:23 | More by mdaschaf
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a sharp golden color with a small fluffy white head that dissolves into a ring in short time.

Lots of lacto in the nose. Strong lemon aroma. Don't get much grainy wheat from the nose.

Similar flavors as the nose and it is wonderful. Tons of lemon tartness up front with a little apple as well. Relentlessly sour and puckering throughout it finishes very dry and oaky.

Light bodied, but probably fuller than most berliners with good carbonation levels. Supremely dry finish.

Not sure why this is a Berliner weiss. Scored as that, it would be much lower since it's too tart and oaky with not nearly enough grainy wheat that is standard for the style. As an American Wild, it is sublime and one of the best ones I've had so I've scored it as such. If you want a great American Wild try this beer. If you want a traditional Berliner look elsewhere though.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2013 18:15:32 | More by jmarsh123
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Tartare from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.