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Tartare - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Tartare
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BA SCORE
96
world-class

467 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 467
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 162
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Arrowhuntr, Today at 04:50 PM
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4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: a straw yellow color, almost a very light orange. almost not head whatsoever and little to no foam forming. what does form sticks around a while. a little bit of haze to it, but mostly clear.

Smell: strong sour green apple, sweet juicy apple flesh, white grapes, lemon acidity, and some berry like aromas.

Taste: opens with an intense sharp and sour green apple skin. as it cools on the sour a little lots of fruity aromas come through. slightly sweet but tart apple flesh, white grapes and light berries come through. an almost syrupy sweetness comes through for just a minute before lemon juice and acid blaze through at the end.

Mouthfeel: mouth puckering. easily the most sour berliner, and possibly up there with the most sours. comes off way stronger than 4% due to the extremeness of the sour. has some refreshing qualities but those are overshadowed by the strong acidity that makes this beer a sipper.

Overall: berliner weissbiers I usually think of as a gateway to sour beers, this one is easy an exception. it is intensely sour. but the flavors are so strong and complex. This is a must have for all who like sour beers and the style.

SportsandJorts, Saturday at 04:36 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.8/5  rDev -12.4%

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CaptainQ, Aug 14, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an extremely pale straw color with no head, but still appropriately carbonated. The aroma is very tart smelling- nice lactic aroma, lemony and tangy. Delicious beer! Very lactic and tangy with lemon and yogurt flavors. Creamy and tart in the mouth with good carbonation. Excellent beer!

Georgiabeer, Aug 05, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

@ Tyler's (Carrboro)

Hazy pale straw topped with a minimal, wispy white head that vanishes, leaving the beer looking rather still. Smells like big-time acetic, lactic lemon. Flavor is sour...like, Warheads sour. Lactic, acidic, crisp lemon juice tartness that obscures whatever other flavors might be trying to poke through. Don't get me wrong, this was fun to try, I enjoyed it like I do overly spicy food; it's just one great big sour kick in the teeth without any grainy wheat for depth. Light, crisp, puckering. Too intensely acidic and one dimensional for the style and I can't imagine drinking more than maybe 10 oz. Expensive too, which in addition to the crushing sourness makes the whole thing seem more of a novelty than a truly sessionable Berliner.

wedge, Aug 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

kk73, Jul 24, 2014
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Tartare from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 467 ratings.