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Tartare - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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466 Ratings

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Ratings: 466
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.89%
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 -8%

Soto, Jun 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

wrightst, Jun 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

capnamerica, Jun 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

baybum, Jun 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had a 10 oz. pour with dinner. Mouth feel was sharp, and tart. Light hazy yellow color with no head or lacing. The flavors were of lemon and straw, very dry, there is no malt in the flavor at all. It is all about the tartness. Like a very dry wine. went well with my pork loin with a cherry sauce. A classic German sour.

dalahodson, Jun 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

antoines15, Jun 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Tyrus, Jun 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Yellolab2010, Jun 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Casey3236, Jun 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

baconfromwalmart, Jun 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

ReeseMax3, Jun 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

warnerry, May 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

cornejo, May 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

afsdan, May 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

JCam9981, May 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Cody_Mac, May 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

elkinbrown, May 26, 2014
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4.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

WOW! Was like drinking liquid lemon heads in a good way. Smelled extremely tart and lemony and tasted the same. Extremely mouth puckeringly tart with very powerful acidic and sweet lemon favors. Just how I like my Berliners - overly tart! One draft of this is enough for but boy was it good. Wave after wave of tart acidic candied lemons but was still refreshing. Would love to have again

Zilaniz, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

DubCo21, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Cynic-ale, May 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

siege06nd, May 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

starrdogg, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

sloelco, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

one of the sourest, most acidic beers ive ever had. a 10 ounce pour of this was close to way too much for me. as a sour beer, or as something different, i like it a lot, but as a berliner, its terrible. berliners are tart session what beers, there is nothing sessionable about this beer from bear republic. its blonde and sour as the come, clear and with a little body. the head is soapy white, and an inch tall, but its dead in just seconds and the beer appears still at that point. the nose on it is caustic lactic acidity and wheat malt, simple but enormously sour. the flavor is the same, extremely one dimensional, and that dimension is sourness. i have no doubt that this will score highly with sour lovers, and i like it in that context, but its an over the top berliner for me, and was hard to get through frankly. a medium body too seems big, but its slippery on the palate, prickly and stinging from the acidity, like sucking on a lemon wedge times ten. at 8 or 9 bucks a pour down at hops and pie, once was enough for me, it hurt my stomach and sent it somersaulting for hours. i appreciate it, respect it, and am glad to have tried it, but its just too much.

StonedTrippin, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

billab914, May 17, 2014
Tartare from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 466 ratings.