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Bear Republic Barrel Aged Nectarine Grizz

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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The Grizz is back in this Limited Edition barrel aged release. Refermented in the barrel with local nectarines, the intense maltiness of The Grizz serves as a delivery vehicle for the essence of the fruit, balanced by bright nectarine acid & tannins and the earthy sour character of the native micro flora & fauna of Dry Creek Valley.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2010
Draft @ FoBAB 2009, Chicago, IL. Pours a dark amber with a small tan head. Has a fruity slightly sour caramel aroma. Has a bretty sour fruity flavor with hints of caramel and weak hints of nectarine. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
(Draught) Pours a cloudy brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of oak, nectarine, caramel, and vanilla. Flavor of raisins, nectarine, peach, oak, vanilla, caramel, and plum with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10904) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
On tap at the Bistro BA festival. Pours dark amber with a beige head. Funky sour aroma. Med body. Peachy sort of flavor - mildly sour - slightly woody finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
On tap at Stone’s Sourfest. Pours with a deep, murky brown body and an off-white head. Aromas of laffy taffy, dark fruits, caramel, chewy, light stone fruit. Flavors of beach schnapps, tart, nectarines, caramel, vinous, oak, barrel. Dry, a bit warming, medium bubbles.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Draft. Mahogony beer with a dark cream colored head. Acetic/sour aroma/ Acetic/sour flavor with peach and light darker malts. Medium bodied. Acetic/sour notes linger with peach and light darker malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2010
On tap at Bar Great Harry. Pours a hazy deep black with a medium sized beige head. My first thought is “Where’s the nectarine?” Seriously, there was nothing on the nose to indicate that a nectarine had come into the same room as this beer, let alone being incorporated into it’s production. It does smell decidedly different from the two other treatments (oak aged, and prickly pear) that were on tap at the event. Malt, vanilla, a little funk. Medium bodied, chocolate and roast. No nectarine flavor either. Odd. Light sourness, but not much of it. Finishes up malty with some more gentle sourness, and a touch of wood. Still good, but probably would have been excellent if the nectarine came through to balance out some of the malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6419) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
On tap at the Triple Rock Sour & BA Fest. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head and an alcohol aroma. There is a sour fruity malt flavor with a dry finish. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5974) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Draft. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Fruity sweet aroma with some light sour/tart notes. The flavor has a peachy/nectarine like sweet/tartness. Not overly sour. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Dark brown with a creamy head. Sour chocolate and nectarine aroma and taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Draft. Pours a black body with an off white head. Vanilla and custard notes, with citrus, and light herbal notes. Nectarines, citrus but a bit muted. Light oak notes and a hint of sour citrus with a modest warming.


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