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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
josarah (111) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Draft at brewpub: Minimal white head, light malt aroma, golden color. Sweet malty taste with almost no hop presences.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2008
UPDATED: APR 30, 2008 TAP NY 08. Amber in color with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts, some light earthy and floral hops. Taste is light bodied with toasted malts, light earthy hops and a touch of caramel sweetness. Finishes with a very mild bitterness. Rather subdued, but it did have a clean profile.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
on tap-pours a thin off white head that laces and gold color. Aroma is mild malt. Taste is medium malt, nutty, secondary tangy hops and a little earthy. OK/mild carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TaktikMTL (6021) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2007
En fût. Verre de dégustation à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur de malts grillés et d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de malt caramélisé et d’houblons. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #1202)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadey (1911) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2007
On Tap at Brewery. Amberish color with a thin cream head. Aroma is a little toasty with just a touch of hops. Flavor is almost like an attempt to provide equal parts caramel malt, hop bitterness, and some toastiness. Non-offensive, but very different. Easily quaffable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2008 Clear golden body. Very light pine smell. Light caramel and some shy hops. Boring. Draft at brewpub. So devoid of anything that it should really be called the Bare Naked Ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GonZoBeeR (2938) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2006
Aroma:light bitterness nose.... Appearance:clear amber-cooper,small head... Flavor:nitterness,nutty,toffe...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3354) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 6, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2013 On tap at the brewpub with a 4-5oz sampler. Minty aroma with some floral notes. A bit of spiciness, but somewhat bizarre aroma. Pineyness is also present. Mildly hazy golden color with an off-white head. Sweet, spicy, malty with some toffee. Not totally assertive, yet some maltiness in the middle. Finishes with a touch of spicy hops. This is supposed to be an altbier? WTF? (4/2/5/3/9) ~~~~~~~RE-RATE~~~~~~~~~12 ounce bottle purchased from the Rouses Point Beer Emporium. The aroma is nicely toasted with some munich maltiness. Light metallic and floral hoppiness is also there. Pretty good aroma. Transparent orange body with a small to medium off-white head. Decent retention. Starts off a little bland with a touch of sweetness. Light toasted maltiness is present in the middle. This leaves a little astringency. Lingering cereal and toasted malts come through late, with very little bitterness. Lightly chalky, and a little thin. Not as bad as the first time I had this, but it’s likely due to my palate being better when it comes to this style of beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Almost non-existent nose. What is there is light toast and maybe a bit of fruit. Light gold body, thin head. Surprisingly rich malt flavor (I thought this was a golden when I had it) with some dark fruits, sulfur.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4611) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2004
(Draught) Pours a thin, white, creamy and quick dissipating head. Body is amber. Lightly hopped with a mild malt. Above average.

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