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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Black bears can weigh 600lbs, sprint over 25mph and climb like a squirrel. They have terrible eyesight, yet can smell you 20 miles away especially if your packing fruity gorp and apples. Hey, to a bear, you’re just like a 180lb fruit bowl coming down the trail! Bear Naked Ale is an all natural medium-bodied amber ale with a brilliant copper hue. Top fermenting ale yeast and a high proportion of imported Munich malt create a clean and crisp beer with a toasty, fruity backbone. Don’t get caught with your pants down, drink responsibly.


1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
micieli6000 (19) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Pretty weak. Does have a nice color, but lacks flavor and palate. Heard great things about this, but was let down

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tgncc (2664) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2012
The aroma is toasted malt, sour wheat, grainy. The appearance is a brownish/blonde color, white head. The flavor is bad, lots of toasted malt, some light fruit. The finish is noble hop bitterness. Medium in body. Not good.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sregnar35 (951) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Not good. Stale flat maltiness with no hops. Aroma is almost nothing, flavor lingers like eating newspaper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle: Pours a clear orange with a thin white head, light grains in the aroma, buttery taste, something very wrong, abort, abort.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamherbert (1229) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Buttery malt aroma. Earthy like autumn leaves. Very autumnal. Very slight butterscothc. Thick, milky orange appearance. Slushy excuse for a head. Leafy, buttery malts. Quite the earthy base. Some grassy hops that mesh well. Buttery feel on the palate. It’s a solid, decent amber. Buttery and earthy.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle from Half Time. Pours hazy amber with a slight white head. Aroma of tart light stone fruit. Med body. Flavor is malty with some light fruit. Much more malt than hop, but it doesn’t come out all that sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chad9976 (1081) - Albany, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2011
I poured a 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: Pretty shade of dark copper/brick orange-red. Very hazy, but some carbonation visible. Forms a small, yellowish, soapy head that mostly fizzles away and leaves trace lacing.

Smell: Light perfumey flowers with sweet malty undertones. Slight confectionary notes of caramel, toffee and nuts.

Taste: This is a by-the-book amber ale. The flavors are akin to an Oktoberfest with the Midway flavors of candy apple, fried dough and roasted nuts - only with the intensity turned way down. Lightly bitter up front which gives way to sweet, confectionary notes of toffee and hints of red apple. The only problem the volume is set on low. Sure, there’s plenty of maltiness to carry the palate, but not enough hops to give it some bite. The complex, but mild palate is very drinker-friendly, though and Bear Naked Ale would make an ideal starter amber for the craft beer neophyte.

Mouthfeel: Lower end of medium-bodied, but not thin or watery per se. Seems a little tepid, but bitterness gives it some intensity on the tongue. Slight malty, sweet aftertaste.

Drinkability: Bear Naked Ale is one of those beers that’s easy to drink because it’s not a beast of a beer. The tenable palate and low ABV of approximately 5% makes it quite light even for the style. Good as drink on its own or with bar fare or a stew or gamey meat.

Overall, this is a pretty standard American amber ale - not bad at all, but not all that impressive.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Pours clear caramel. White head. Nose/taste of caramel, bread, brown malt and light hops. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (5972) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Poured a clear gold with a white head that dissipated slowly to the edges and laced slightly. Aroma had a light grassy hop note with a nice bread a hay that made the aroma. Flavor was very similar with a malty heart and just a bit of underlying grass in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3268) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 29, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a thin-moderate linen white head that barely made it to the second sip and left very little lace. Mild aroma of malt along with a few notes of orange. The flavor is mostly malt with just a hint of caramel. Mild-moderate hops bitterness at the finish. Middle-of-the road.


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