Bear Republic Tartare
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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 8   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
One of the worldís classic sour beer styles, Tartareô is Bear Republicís 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gladiatorsteer (4) - USA - OCT 27, 2012 does not count
on tap. citrusy tart nose makes your mouth water. golden yellow color. if you like sour beers you will definitely like this. very tart and citrusy just like the nose. could drink this all day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Draft at Pi and the Monks Kettle, San Francisco. My sweet Beer God. I thank you for such meetings as this. Straw yellow blonde pour with a small yet thick white foamy head. Nose of light barnyard, straw, and funky citrus. What a mouthfeel! Tarty, funky, sticky, salty, oaky, sour citrusy...all smashed into a fairly carbonated flavor explosion on the palate. It sticks. Halfway through the glass you can practically feel it in your pores. Pardon me, but just fucking incredible. I could drink this forever.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - AUG 23, 2012
On tap at blind tiger. This is a perfect BW--only one I've tried that I like more than 1809. Tart, refreshing, eminently drinkable. Wish this was more common. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
On tap at Chuckís Hop Shop - great find! Pours a nice golden yellow, frothy white foam atop and much higher clarity than I had anticipated. Nose is lacto, grain, hints of soil and hay, a bit of lemon and green grape skins. Flavor packs a punch! Nice and sour with lemon and citrisy acidity. Nice and refreshing with crispy carbonation and a thin body - off dry finish that quickly makes me salivate. This one is probably the best american version Iíve had to date - really fine job. Serving type: on-tap 08-09-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gueuzedude82 (4) - Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2012 does not count
On tap @ Falling Rock Taphouse, tulip. Really impressive Berliner Weisse. Fires on all cylinders. Best intensity Iíve experienced for this beer style. Huge lacto notes all over this beauty. Didnít know Bear Republic dabbled in the sours, but I was very pleased.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hivemind (890) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2012
On tap @ Pony w Erica ... Waiting for Sandy. Pours murky hazy white-yellow with no head. Aroma is funky sour fruit. Some berry maybe. Really tart sour fruit, like a gusher, on the palate and itís slightly acidic but doesnít get the saliva glands going into shock, as I would have expected. Very tasty. Notes of berry, citrus, peach, mainly. Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Aroma is tart but with notes of caramel, citrus, banana, and tart peaches. Pours light hazy blonde. Taste is very intense. Great tart apricot, nectarine, and sour dough. The intensity does not subside and this is a true pleasure to drink. Must find this again. They should bottle it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Draft at small bar, san diego. No head, just a green-ish yellow gatoraid haze, just as it should be. Pungent tartness detected in the nose, quite lactic I think. Fierce carbonation first greats the tongue but is much tamer for future sips. Great, aggressive, and clean tartness they got here, Iím actually significantly impressed...really great wild yeast bi-products in the flavor with nothing in the way of off-flavors...somewhat toned down on the graininess, probably because itís so aggressive with its tartness, but regardless, this is one of the best american-made berliners that I can remember having. Kudos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
The pour is a pale straw hue with a short lived white head. An excellent tartness to the aroma. Very sharp lactic acidity to go along with plenty of wheat. A little bit of lemon peel and maybe some popcorn. The flavor is similarly enjoyable. Great lemon peel and lemon juice tartness with an undertone of sweetness from the wheat. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Very well done beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11350) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2012
A surprisingly good interpretation. Non-traditional but good. The alt profile is pretty weak but the mouth-puckering sourness more than makes up for it. A refreshing summer sipper.

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