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Tartare - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Tartare
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BA SCORE
96
world-class

456 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 456
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 161
Gots: 11 | 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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womencantsail

California

4.47/5  rDev +3%

Growler shared by Richard. Thanks!

The pour is a pale straw hue with a short lived white head. An excellent tartness to the aroma. Very sharp lactic acidity to go along with plenty of wheat. A little bit of lemon peel and maybe some popcorn. The flavor is similarly enjoyable. Great lemon peel and lemon juice tartness with an undertone of sweetness from the wheat. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Very well done beer.

01-16-2012 05:59:32 | More by womencantsail
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Gilmango

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-10-2012 00:49:59 | More by Gilmango
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UnknownKoger

California

5/5  rDev +15.2%

01-06-2012 14:40:58 | More by UnknownKoger
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rmaste6282

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-02-2012 21:33:44 | More by rmaste6282
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

A: Poured a straw yellow color with good carbonation presenting a nice white cap, some lacing and bubbles

S: A funky ass lemon drop, some wheat and light booze

T: Immediate blast of lemons, a bit of brett funk, lacto forward, more lemon like lemon drop with some wheat, light booze

M: Light body but highly carbonated with a bit of Earthiness, tartness, light body, acidic

O: Pretty outstanding!

01-02-2012 00:56:15 | More by barleywinefiend
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-01-2012 16:54:44 | More by rbrefbeerman
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%

On tap at Bottleworks today.

Appearance. Pours a very light and hazy straw with a thin bubbly white head that doesn't stick around.

Smell. Nice light brett funk, tart apples and lemons with a hint of light grains.

Taste. Nice and tart with a lemon-like sourness. A little bit of lemon and sour apples, with a light funkiness.

Mouthfeel. Light body with medium-strong carbonation. Just perfect.

Overall. Blown away by this one. Nice and sour, unlike some berliner weisse's I've had before. Even at $8 for 10oz, I had to have a second glass. Wishing I had bought a growler!!

12-31-2011 22:59:25 | More by Rutager
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largadeer

California

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Wow, a nice sour from Bear Republic for a change. On tap at Toronado. Hazy straw hued body with a thin head that doesn't provide much stickage. Great lacto and grain aroma, a bit sourdough-like. Little funkiness, too. Bright, sharp, acidic palate, pretty citrusy with a pleasant lacto profile that's extremely refreshing. Touch of pineapple, grain, not much oak or barrel to speak of. Brief, thirst quenching finish. Drank a few of these and could have had more, low ABV with a ton of flavor. Drank this side by side with Cable Car 2010 and found this better.

12-29-2011 01:04:17 | More by largadeer
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dsgolovin

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-28-2011 00:16:54 | More by dsgolovin
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coreymcafee

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-27-2011 07:36:58 | More by coreymcafee
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avaldivia

California

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-26-2011 01:59:54 | More by avaldivia
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lballstar

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-22-2011 15:35:26 | More by lballstar
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musicman575

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

Now this is a sour beer, true to it's style.

Hazy lemon with no head.

Smells of brett, cherry, green apple, and a littlle banana.

Beneath the zing lies the brett flavor and some earthy funk. Very good for an american version of this style. Better than DFH's berliner weisse.

finishes bright and dry with lingering tart.

12-22-2011 05:23:25 | More by musicman575
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alano

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-21-2011 20:24:41 | More by alano
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HopHead84

California

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%

12/19/2011

On tap at Stone.

A: Hazed yellow with a fast fading bubbly white head.

S: Tart lemon with notes of melon and a pronounced lactic sourness. Flowery characteristics accompany passion fruit and a restrained cheesiness. Earth is evident and I get a touch of leather.

T: Tart and lactic up front with an upper moderate sourness. I detect light cheese notes, as well as earth and grain. Lemon is pronounced, accompanying a lower moderate citric acidity and a touch of vinegar.

M: Light in body with low carbonation. The carbonation is my only complaint with this beer as it's a little too low. The acidity makes up for it a bit, but I'd love high carbonation on this.

Overall: A very good Berliner Weiss. Don't pass this up if you enjoy the style.

12-20-2011 03:57:46 | More by HopHead84
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scottfrie

California

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%

EDIT: On-tap at the brewery, June 2013. No growlers!
Just as sour as I remember but still only 4%. Tons of acid, slight golden fruit, very dry, tight carbonation, super clean, super scrubbing carb, very refreshing, wheat pokes through, a bit of chalk, a bit of lemon. Definitely refreshing. Faint peach and other stone fruit. Fortunately or unfortunately I do have to say this is incredible. Super drinkable. Score adjusted.

December 2011. Thanks for sharing, Mike.

A: Pours a lightly cloudy pale lemon color with a short lived white head that faded into a faint collar.
S: Funky and tart notes of acidic citrus, lemon and sweat. Powerful.
T: Sweet fruits come through in the beginning. I even get a bit of cantaloupe. Then the sour comes with a blast of acidic and tart lemon zest and sour patch kids. The tartness is clean but this would be very hard to drink a lot of.
M: Fizzy frothy carbonation, medium body, very mouthwatering and acidic mouthfeel.
O: Very tart but great flavor. Super lemon flavor and clean. Thanks again for bringing the growler Mike!

12-16-2011 17:32:19 | More by scottfrie
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leschkie

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-16-2011 00:35:34 | More by leschkie
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BeerArchivist

California

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-14-2011 15:04:35 | More by BeerArchivist
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OregonHopmonster

Oregon

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-12-2011 16:50:47 | More by OregonHopmonster
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GRG1313

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-12-2011 06:30:24 | More by GRG1313
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-11-2011 01:04:03 | More by MasterSki
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

7 oz pour at City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA.

Attractive in the glass, Tartare sits with a bright goldenrod body that fades to a hazy pale yellow at the edges. Up top, a well-retained cap of off-white foam holds court. Aroma is incredibly balanced for the style, with a pungent burst of sour citrus backed by bread crust and a tinge of earthy hops.

I've gotta hand it to Bear Republic...they usually win me over with their hoppy beers (e.g., Racer X, Mach 10), but this beer takes the cake. Tartness hits the tongue and refuses to let go, but at the same time it doesn't overwhelm the palate with sour acidity. Lemon, sourdough, and vinous funk are equally in effect. Mouthfeel is ultimately crisp and well-carbonated. The 4% is perhaps the crowned jewel of this beer...so flavorful, yet entirely sessionable all the while. Highly recommended.

12-10-2011 06:57:46 | More by wagenvolks
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-10-2011 02:50:23 | More by klipper
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ipa247

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-10-2011 02:13:19 | More by ipa247
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daysinthewake

California

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-09-2011 05:58:58 | More by daysinthewake
Tartare from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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