Tartare - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 480
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 167
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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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

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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.

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Tartare from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 480 ratings.