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Tartare - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Tartare
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BA SCORE
96
world-class

442 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 442
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 161
Gots: 9 | 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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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev -8%

05-16-2014 23:24:43 | More by billab914
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.61/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hops and Pie. Bright yellow color, mostly clear, hardly any head whatsoever. Aroma is indicative that this will be tart, vinegar, and I could almost swear a note of tartar sauce but that could be the power of suggestion. The flavor is extremely sour, lemons and vinegar. It didn't taste bad but I have never had a berliner that was this sour, most of the berliner weisse beers I have tasted are only mildly tart. If you are looking for a palate crushing sour than look no further but I felt this deviated a little too far from the style.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2014 15:14:11 | More by ArrogantB
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Attempted to rate per my enjoyment in style.

A: translucent pale yellow with low carbonation. Some glass edging surprised me
S: sour and lemon, with an "I must be mistaken" hint of the sea (saltiness) in the background
T/M: mouth-puckering sour bite from the start, I'm loving it. Personally I'm not at the stage of looking for complexity in the sours I have. Grab me with a crisp, biting sourness, add a bit of funkiness to distinguish from straight lemon juice, and I'm happy. This fits the bill.
O: to me, this hits on all that I expect and want from the style. Being a relatively newer style to me, my palate might evolve, but for now, this gets a high rating.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2014 00:02:34 | More by cjgiant
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sirsteve42

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

05-11-2014 01:47:51 | More by sirsteve42
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random846

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

05-06-2014 05:01:13 | More by random846
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Hefewiseman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-30-2014 14:53:53 | More by Hefewiseman
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vfgccp

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

04-25-2014 11:51:39 | More by vfgccp
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da_beers

Florida

4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gainesville HOB - on tap

A - super light straw color. Big two fingers of head. Frothy.

S - you can smell the tartness. Makes the nose tingle. Citrus is prominent.

T - lemon warhead?! Super sour. Amazingly sour. This is amazing for what it is. Sips only on this bad boy.

M - light body, makes the jaw tense up from sourness. Drinkable?? I mean yes and no. Sippable for sure.

O - this is spot on for the type. Bear republic nailed it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2014 00:55:12 | More by da_beers
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GuttaMane138

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

04-21-2014 12:53:56 | More by GuttaMane138
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Jack_Tripper86

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

04-07-2014 05:23:09 | More by Jack_Tripper86
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MrGone

California

3/5  rDev -31%

04-06-2014 03:48:13 | More by MrGone
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-21-2014 22:45:54 | More by DanGeo
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switzer

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-20-2014 21:13:08 | More by switzer
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Axic10

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

03-14-2014 01:28:15 | More by Axic10
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Charliechu

California

4/5  rDev -8%

03-13-2014 06:41:22 | More by Charliechu
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Zorora

California

4/5  rDev -8%

03-12-2014 05:06:27 | More by Zorora
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birdsellam

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-10-2014 18:56:10 | More by birdsellam
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IPAyForHops

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-10-2014 16:48:09 | More by IPAyForHops
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RDP87

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -71.3%

03-10-2014 02:07:56 | More by RDP87
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-09-2014 22:25:30 | More by MarcWP
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Williaar

Colorado

4/5  rDev -8%

03-09-2014 04:35:58 | More by Williaar
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Beerswag

California

4/5  rDev -8%

03-08-2014 20:54:09 | More by Beerswag
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vissai

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-06-2014 19:01:23 | More by vissai
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Chip_K

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

03-05-2014 16:57:29 | More by Chip_K
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BeerMusketeer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-02-2014 16:35:46 | More by BeerMusketeer
Tartare from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 442 ratings.