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Tartare - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Tartare
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BA SCORE
96
world-class

448 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 448
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 161
Gots: 10 | 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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DubCo21

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-23-2014 23:32:26 | More by DubCo21
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-22-2014 10:58:53 | More by Cynic-ale
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siege06nd

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-19-2014 01:29:36 | More by siege06nd
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

05-18-2014 21:22:22 | More by starrdogg
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sloelco

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

05-18-2014 07:07:12 | More by sloelco
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2014 15:52:34 | More by StonedTrippin
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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
Tartare from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 448 ratings.