Bear Republic El Oso
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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (11903) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Draft sample at Cincy Winter Beerfest. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium toasted malt and small hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Well balanced flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Drinkable brew that met my expectations.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (7543) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Draft sample at Cincy Beerfest. Pours a clear gold color with an inch-thick white head. Aroma of caramel malts, grains, cereal, honey, and red apples. Flavor of sweet caramel malts, earthy hops, honey, grains, and cereal. Not bad for a lager. Light-bodied with above-average carbonation and a crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2010
hazy yellow with large white head.. minimal aromatics. mild ho bitterness with soapy hop flavor, likely spalt? minimal malt presence. not very flavorful, a muddled mess

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Tap @ Johnny Brown’s. Pours a clear copper with a white head. Aroma, grassy, fruits, yeasty notes, grains. Flavor, caramel, earthy notes, some toffee, toasted notes. Some grassy hops, semi sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3767) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 24, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. This lager poured a clear light orange with a small off- white head with orange tinges in the bubbles.. The nose is fruity with caramel malts. Medium body and smooth mouthfeel . The flavor is fruity and shows the malts well, and the hops are floral . Good lightly sweet finish. This is similar to Mexican beer but better executed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joeneugs (4205) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Looks really nice in the glass, a golden coppery color with a nice off white head. Not picking up much in the aroma. Some light grassyness and fruit. The flavor is the same. Pretty watery. Mostly sweet, with some grass in the finish. Not offensive, but not really tasty either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2009
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of florals, grass, and earth. Flavor of grain, grass, earth, and some cracker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Sampled during RBSG 7/11/2009 on tap at the brewery. This lager poured a medium gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet with a touch of caramel and cereal. A medium bodied lager. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy. Nice balance. Good flavor especially for a lighter alcohol beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2009
On tap. Clear pale amber with an off-white head. Lightly perfumy nose also with bonbons and hops. Light body, a little sweet caramel and fruit with a discreet bitterness. 110709

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (35031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with a small tan to orange head. Aroma is light fruity hops, golden malt note. Sweet, malty and light fruity base flavour. Medium sweet malty and fruity finish.

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