1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Tartare - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Tartare
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

484 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 484
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 168
Gots: 13 | 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:
Beer added by: ChrisPro on 11-19-2011

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: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Tartare Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 484 | Reviews: 92 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a light straw color with some haze, no head. Aroma is sour and acetic. Moldy lemon, ketchup, wheat, and a bit of alcohol.

The taste is straight up sour with vinegar and lemon war head candies being prominent. Tart, spicy, savory and certainly wheat like. This is some acidic freaking stuff. It's delicious.

Light bodied, crisp and solid sourness lingers slightly.

Overall this is a very sour Berliner weisse. For fans of puckering sour beers only, for this is one of the most intense I've had.

Photo of salthemonster
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WynnO
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeyStats707
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of IronTom
4.6/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Skunkdrool
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of cocoapuph
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of NJB145
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Tom-Peters
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of TaborTime
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of corysmith01
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Arrowhuntr
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Photo of mythaeus
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Oakenator
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of wwbrewbird
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of pullyou
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of rudedude985
4.8/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Zetcha7x
2.75/5  rDev -36.6%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Tartare from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.