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Bear Republic Tartare
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RATINGS: 160   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (5149) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Hazy light straw with a lemon and peach citric acidic sourness with a touch of earthy barrel. The taste is pretty sour, almost puckering but your palate adjusts. Like the nose there’s some sour lemon zest and peach fruitiness with a sour funky barrel tone that leaves a wee bit of pucker on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattH (659) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Tap at bear republic brewery. Yellow pour. Funky horse smelling and sour aroma. Flavor is huge barnyard horsey and sour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2013
On tap at Churchkey during Night of the Living Ales. Huge sweettart lactic sour nose up front with some subtle graininess and very faint wood. Flavor is explosively tart and wonderful giving way to a nice wheat character and fruity notes. Really fantastic Berliner Weisse.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3985) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
On draft at ChurchKey DC during the Night of the Living Ales on halloween. Pours a clear pale gold with a scant white head. Sour grain nose. Flavors of fermented bean sprouts. Crisp tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enegaard (68) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2013
(Aug. 2013, draft at City Beer, SF) Has a yellow-gold, lightly hazy pour, looks a bit like carbonated pineapple juice. Aroma is wheaty, wheat cracker, tart, super light and fair honney, a hint of brett. Quite complex taste; pumpkin, bell pepper, very tart - there is this crackery vegetable-crispiness. Very sharp and saliva inducing. Ends on a rather weak german wheat beer note though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2414) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Aroma: Lemon Rind, Apricot, Mild Yeast Appearance: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, Thick White Head (that quickly disapates), No Lacing Taste: Lemons, Apricots, Mild Hay, Mild Lactic Acid Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Semi Tart

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
On tap at GABF 2013, nice Berliner, light tart fruit aroma and taste, super tart funky finish.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
AdamJackson (3309) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Hazy straw yellow Smells like pickle juice and jolly ranchers Tastes like dill pickle juice. Minor lemonade. Grassy bran flakes. I Actually like pickle juice but not in my beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Pours very light hazy lemon colored Smell big citrus ad tart lactic, wheat. Taste smooth oaky and crisp refreshing citrus, lemon, vinegar Smooth light and easy drinking Damn fine

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5391) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 11, 2013
Tap at GABF 2013. Poured a clear straw colour with a thin white head. The aroma is big acid sour. The flavour is strong sour with a big malt vinegar palate.


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