blipp (7371) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden orange with a thin white head. Toasted malts, bread, crackers, light earth, and a light floral bitterness. Clean and really drinkable.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2012
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very malty, thin head. Not bad. No aroma. Light hops. Itís a beer, nothing special, nothing off putting.
Connor9801 (10) - Troy, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good beer had a great taste great smell and just another great adirondack beer can wait to try more like this one
micieli6000 (27) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty weak. Does have a nice color, but lacks flavor and palate. Heard great things about this, but was let down
tgncc (3036) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Sregnar35 (1031) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not good. Stale flat maltiness with no hops. Aroma is almost nothing, flavor lingers like eating newspaper.
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Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2011
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle: Pours a clear orange with a thin white head, light grains in the aroma, buttery taste, something very wrong, abort, abort.
williamherbert (1408) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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. Itís a solid, decent amber. Buttery and earthy.
bhensonb (12968) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 doesnít come out all that sweet.
Chad9976 (1505) - Albany, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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, thereís 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 thatís easy to drink because itís 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.