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Bear Republic Heritage Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged

Bear Republic Heritage Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Heritage is Bear Republic’s Scottish Wee Heavy aged in freshly emptied bourbon barrels. This ale is intensely malty with caramel sweetness and biscuit undertones, enveloped in a vanilla oak character and spicy bourbon.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (16892) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2015
Draught at Churchills Pub and Grille, San Marcos, California. Hazy amber/brown beer with a nice lasting beige head. Malty fruity aroma, woody, vanilla, raisins, caramel, bourbon, figs, plums, biscuits, some spicy notes. Fruity woody flavor, grapes, raisins, figs, bourbon, vanilla, citrus notes, toffee, cream, some warming alcohol. Quite nice but rather fruity.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2015) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 11, 2015
Draught @ Ginger Man. Dark brown with svery small beige foamy head, very little whisky aroma, low carbonation, sweetish whisky dominated caramel taste, longish finish with alcohol aftertaste. Quite strong but smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hivemind (880) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Tap today @ Barcade with Erica/Stiffler/Kayla. Pours dark brown and muddy. Good boozy taste with some sweet/salty caramel notes. It’s also tart, awesome. Big fan of this beer. Moderate viscosity enables it to deliver the rich flavors but not overly heavy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (8685) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours dark brown with a rich tan head and a smoky brown ale and whiskey aroma. There is a medium-bodied smoked malt flavor with a vanilla and whiskey finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11715) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Tap at The Cork and Craft. Pours opaque brown with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is sweet bread and caramel malt, dates, nutty notes, light peat and moderate bourbon. Flavor is moderate bourbon, light vanilla and oak, sweet malt, dates and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 24, 2014
On tap at Pizza Port OB. Pours a clear copper with no head. Aroma is oak bourbon. Some sweet malt. Flavor is slightly tart malty caramel. Really nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1086) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
On tap @ Bear Republic Brewery. Aroma is red wine, plums, barrel wood and toffee. Appears a crimson/amber with a thin foam head. Taste is port wine, grapes, sugared caramel, barrel wood, plums and biscuit. Overall, this was pretty well done.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slipstream (2381) - USA - NOV 6, 2011
On draft at Tap Room 307. Not much aroma. Lots of whiskey in the flavor, and a bit astringent. A little lighter than expected. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (15269) - San Leandro, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
A: The beer pours a dark amber color with a finger or so of off-white head. S: Rather sweet with a nice maltiness to it. Good toast, toffee, and caramel with a mild oakiness and bourbon aroma. Some dark fruit notes and brown sugar. A touch of dark malt in there, too. T: A mild roasted malt flavor up front. Toast, bread, toffee, and caramel provide a nice sweetness. The oak flavor is a bit more pronounced than anticipated, and there is some sweet bourbon and vanilla in the background. M: Medium to full in body with a moderate level of carbonation. O: Not a ton of barrel influence, but a nice bit of oak and whiskey to it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad’s Barrel Blast. Pours with a clear bronze body and no head. Aroma is fruity, leather, raisins and plums. Flavors are fruity, cotton candy, caramel, and raspberries. Essentially flat. Syrupy with extremely low carbonation.


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