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Bear Republic Tartare
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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 8   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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." Tartare won a 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


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Draft into a tulip. Super hazy hay. No head. Super funk, tart aroma. Taste is puckering, citrus, wine. Super crisp and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1088) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
On tap at BRU for PBW. A sour fan’s dream. Perhaps the most sour, tarty beer I have ever sampled. Pours a pale golden color with a slight orange hue. Vinegar on the nose and palate. Not really complex but simply tarty tart. Drinkable even for a someone like me who doesn’t have sours high on their list.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (5236) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Draft - Sweet and sour lemon, almost an herbal nose as well. Pale hazy gold with no head. Puckering lemon tartness. Much tarter than style dictates, but absolutely great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2481) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Un verre à 13$ chez Kush Wynwood. Aucune effervescence, plénitude lactique avec des bonnes intentions boisés, assez vineux. Des fruits se manifestent derrière l’acidité, principalement la carambole.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1135) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 22, 2014
On tap at Gourmet Haus. Pours a hazy deep yellow with full white head. Aroma and taste are both massively tart with a cotton candy like aspect to it. A little one-sided in the tartness and unbalance for what I really like as a delicate and difficult to brew style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
Hazy, light. Oooo, tart, clean, tart, quite fruity wheaty and with nuance. I like it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2207) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Draft at Clinton hall . Light tart salty sour and Puckery with a biting after taste . Nothing great as far as balanced. Couldn't have a whole glass ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1632) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2014 Stone Sour Fest 2012. Very neat, mostly to-style berliner with graininess, lemony spritzy quality, very drinkable, great for a hot outdoor beer festival. A bit sour...not as good as remember.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Draught at Green Street, July 2013
Lightly hazy appearance is a soft golden yellow with an initially large white head that recedes steadily to cover.
Lovely lactic notes in the nose are quite pungent, as wheat pinches in on the corners giving some cream and nuttiness. Very good strength of aroma and it seems quite complex in its variation on acidity, with wine-like notes, acetic notes and very light mustiness.
Strongly acidic up front, it softens some as the wheat and wood tannins catch up and provide something for all the acids to sink in to. Ample, almost creamy mouthfeel propelled on by an engaging carbonation that never gets loose or fizzy. Cheese, yogurt, light vinegar and a long drawn out lactic finish that allows a touch of sweetness in as it warms. Awesome stuff, glad they sent some out this way.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Sample draft from Raleigh Rare beer fest: Interesting beer. Liked the tartare Rouge better.


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