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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 8   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
One of the worlds classic sour beer styles, Tartare is Bear Republics 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

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Huge thanks to yourefragile for sharing this growler. Served in a cervoise. The nose is fairly tart with a bit of wheat in the background, but mostly sourness and light stone fruits. Flavor is similar. Its quite tart, and unfortunately doesnt have much dry wheat character like a great Berliner. Instead, its more of an American Wild, though a good one at that.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5915) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2017
Ridiculously dark, brown coloured body with a glow of deep amber, some orange haze at the bottom, and absolutely no head at all. Aroma of sour apples, sour grapes, yeast, funk, grass and a bit of pure sour candy - nice. Light-bodied; Mouth-puckering sour lemon, apple and citrus flavours at first with a deep yeast and floral finish with a nice kick of apples and caster sugar near the end. Aftertaste is all about the sourness with not much malt, hardly any body, not much sweetness and absolutely no hops, the only thing that really sticks out is the yeast element and a ton of sour flavours - which is perfectly alright! Overall, a great beer with a lot of qualities that make the style so nice, with some that are unique (the look) make this a very nice beer to sample and oh so easy to drink. I sampled this sixteen ounce pour on draught at Whole Foods in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia on 19-January-2017 for US$4,00 sampled at the end of my driveway!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (4330) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2016
On tap @ Rattle N Hum as "Aged Tartare". This is a cloudy looking almost straw golden colored one with a small quickly fading white little head. Smells really good and inviting. Sourness from slammed green and yellow berries. Theres traces of wood, some sweetness also here. Raspberries? Smells really nice this. Oh, this is lemonic and drinkable as heck! Its mild oily in the mouth and its below average on the carbonation. Superbly refreshing and really lightdrinkable! Sour gooseberries and white currants lingering in the tail. Nice! 21.06.2015

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (5274) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Tap at gravity. Pale golden with one finger head. Strong vinegar, very tart and acidic. Lemony. Not often I say this but this is too sour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillRunForBeer (2446) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2016
Draft at Ale House. Pours light copper gold with an off white head. Aroma is melon, sour wheat. Flavor is watermelon rind, sour wheat, a bit of acetic.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (5753) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Draft sample. The beer is a clear yellow with no head. The aroma has vinegar and bread notes. Strong bread in the finish. Super strong sourness. Medium body and low carbonation. Nearly flat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebastokrator (93) - - SEP 22, 2016
From tap. Poured a clear gold with no head. Nose is very sour with lots of lemon and hints of tangerine. Taste is also sour: lemon, granny smith apple, and vinegar. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Very nice, very sour.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcoDL (4393) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2016
Draft at Slaters. Aroma of tart, citrus and vinegar. Taste is incredibly sour, like vinegar, with veggies, dry tart and some berries. Hard stuff to like, its too extreme.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
fiulijn (19824) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2016
Draught at St. Augustines, Vancouver
Hazy blond color. Weird aroma, footy and lemony, cheese, glue. Excessively sour, and with too much yeast flavor (autolysis?).
Very bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerplace (1155) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2016
On tap at St. Augustines on Rare Beer Tap Takeover. Pale golden, white head. The beer is very sour, vinegary, with marinated tomatoes notes. Very unusual, but refreshing. Not a my stuff, definitely :-)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (5402) - Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2016
A dream beer for sure a long want for a very long time. On draft at stein and vine, poured a yellow color straw like with aromas of tart lemon, wheat, vinegar and musk. Flavors are tart lemon and wheat overtaken by vinegar. This has been one of my whales I have been looking for a very long time disappointed as too how much vinegar flavors I get. I thought this was going to be the gold standard but is not. Decent overall but too much vinegar.


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