Bear Republic El Oso
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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Crafted in the spirit of thirst quenching Mexican lagers, this well balanced amber lager is crisp with just a suggestion of caramel. 2009 California State Fair - SILVER 2008 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Amber Lager – BRONZE

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (5501) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Sampled at The Stable’s Beer Lover’s Anonymous. Clear with some copper in the golden color. A small off white head. There wasn’t a lot to this one, like most of its cousins. This one offered some fairly nice hops that was a nice addition. A nice lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thetmaxx (772) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 4, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2011 On tap at Rubicon Brewing as a sampler for Sacramento beer week. Pours dark amber worth almost no head. Aroma is weak, and mildly sweet malty. Flavour is sweet and very mild. An OK lager that is definitely different!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (30235) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2010
Draft. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma is very light of caramel. The flavor is sweet wtih notes of malt, straw, and caramel, as well as lighter notes of metal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2010
1 oz sample at the GABF in Denver. Basic lager with some sweet carmel maltiness. pale yellow amber color, slightly haze. Mild bitterness. Medium carbonation. Thin body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (5454) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Sampled at the brewpub on 8/6/10. Gold/amber pour with a medium off-white head. Malty aroma with a bit of corn and a touch of hop. Cereal malt flavor with a crisp noble hop finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Transparent copper. Slightly fruity but mostly bland lager. Slight dank earthy taste that I don’t like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (6876) - Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Draft at the brewpub during RBSG09. Pours a golden orange color with a medium white head. The aroma is pale doughy malts with some mild herbal and floral hops. The flavor is mildly sweet doughy malts and light hops with a slight fruitiness. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Decent, but gets lost with everything else around..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (4639) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Location: Tap at Blind Tiger, 5/9/10

Aroma: The nose on this one is light, some malts, fruits, and floral hops
Appearance: It has a pale lager look, it is pretty clear, with a small head
Flavor: The taste is much the same, along with some grass and grainy notes
Palate: It has a fairly light body, and a mediocre at best mouthfeel
Overall Impression: It is an aliright pale lager, but it really is sort of eh... I expected a better beer from Bear Republic, but even a great brewery makes a mediocre beer every now and again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2010
On draft at Bear Republic Brewing (Healdsburg, CA): Pours out a hazy golden color, white head, no lacing, into a 4oz. glass. Aroma of dry barley, fresh wheat, and leafy. Crisp caramel flavor with light grains and muted orange. Usually I run away from this style, but this one was quite good. Drinkability: Nothing stands out, but overall stays balanced. Pairing: Caesar salad topped with grilled chicken. Rebuy: Sure. #367 on 31032010, DG.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Draft @ Bear Republic. Pours a hazy, orange-caramel color; creamy, off-white head with good retention and lacing. Toasty caramel, light citrus, and some basic graininess in the aroma; simple and reasonably smooth. Medium body: lightly creamy, medium-high carbonation; pleasant citrus hoppiness (minerals, light earthiness), toasty cereal, and light graininess; tasty, simple, and reasonably basic, with dominant notes of toasty cereal. Lasting, dry finish of toastiness, light grains, and hints of husk.

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