Tartare | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
4.3/5
583 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
California, United States
bearrepublic.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

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

Added by ChrisPro on 11-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#663
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
583
pDev:
10.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
180
Gots:
32
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 583 |  Reviews: 102
Photo of Tommo
2.49/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

After having this on draft tonight, i am shocked how highly it is rated. The smell is of balsamic vinegar, and the taste follows in turn. While this is a very tart beer, it is horrendously acetic and undrinkable

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.54/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.2/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Galanis
4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional. Light golden, almost straw color. No head after the first few seconds on the initial pour. Smell is not representative of the complexity of this beer. It smells faintly acidic, very lemony.

But the taste! Lemon, yes! But also gardenia and oysters. It's very tart at first sip, with no hint of the complexities to follow. But after the third or forth, when the taste buds stop retreating from the roof of your mouth, you begin to taste the barest hint of saltiness and floral. Half way through, the distinct flavors of oyster and gardenia are very apparent.

I'm not a huge fan of sours, but this is the barometer by which I will measure all others. Simply the best sour I've ever had.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fehrminator
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whamola333
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a bright yellow, brighter than most berliners. Plenty of haze, comes off wit like, which makes sense since they both have wheat right? Aroma was just a grip of lemon and wheat, uber tart, in berliner terms this aroma and taste were both pretty much 10 on the 1-10 berliner sour scale.

Taste was pungent lemon sour, lots of acidity, but it works. This is a big upping of the sour game, has a wild/lambic like content of sourness. Very light body. This is one of those super light body, low abv beers that will cut the palate fatigue like no other. You can drink this after a bourbon barrel imperial stout and it will cut right through. Good at fests with other barrel, big beers.

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Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kbrown
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chad1130
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of burns3y
2.74/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of the_encinitan
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TGS
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pmarlowe
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WiggyKGB
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tclipse
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MoreIPAs
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_has_beer
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tartare from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 583 ratings
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