Tartare | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
581
Reviews:
102
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.33%
 
 
Wants:
178
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 581 |  Reviews: 102
Photo of braican
3.16/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy yellow. Aroma is overwhelmingly acidic; ketchup, vinegar, some citrus. A bit too intense for my liking. Taste is much the same: a vinegar and sour lemon. A salty characteristic as well that does balance the taste a bit. Not as off-putting as the aroma, but still not my favorite. Just a bit too intense for my taste.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

ACBF pour. Cloudy, yellow. Smell is impressively sour. Lemony aroma with lacto and acidity. Flavor is more of the same but with double the intensity. High levels of lemony sourness. Some barny qualities. Lacto wheat. Warhead like sourness. It really sticks to the lips. High acidity and a puckering element. Easily one of, if not the best Berliner I have ever had.

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Photo of BAsbill
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sarge3130
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kornkid8600
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of boudeysbigbrew
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevindp9
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrisjws
3.86/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CelticAleMan
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moose90
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Malefactor
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of riotontheroad
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phishyninja
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a fan of sours and this beer is SOUR. Very lemony, light, and drinkable at 4.0., this beer really delivers. A perfect summer sipper.

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Photo of T_Hass
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yergermeister
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Petegrieco
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IPAchris
3.76/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Masters
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Houser
3.54/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chart813
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaybeSoMaybeNot
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a light straw color with some haze, no head. Aroma is sour and acetic. Moldy lemon, ketchup, wheat, and a bit of alcohol.

The taste is straight up sour with vinegar and lemon war head candies being prominent. Tart, spicy, savory and certainly wheat like. This is some acidic freaking stuff. It's delicious.

Light bodied, crisp and solid sourness lingers slightly.

Overall this is a very sour Berliner weisse. For fans of puckering sour beers only, for this is one of the most intense I've had.

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Photo of salthemonster
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tartare from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
4.26 out of 5 based on 581 ratings.
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