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Bear Republic El Oso
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RATINGS: 101   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


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2009
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a malty grainy aroma. Malty grainy flavor with some citrus hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty grainy finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10764) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Amber color with a decent white head (and a lime slice). The aroma is mostly lime slice! Medium body with mild foamy carbonation. Flavor is mild near caramel with a little grassy hop. Very interesting lager. Quite drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2009
Tap at the Gate. Hazy amber beer with a very creamy white head. Aroma is lightly malty and sweet. There is a kiss of soft crusty breadiness as well with a touch of earthiness. A little bit of herbal character and even a touch of DMS. Kind of a strange brew really. It really does resemble modelo, which is kind of cool, but I could think of much better beers to clone.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2008
On tap pours light gold with a small white head. Clean lager nose, a touch sulfery and with just the softest notes of malt and hops. Very clean tasting, soft and simple, but is the sort of bear you wish just had a nice crisp hop finish to it. Instead just balanced and unexciting, but not meant to be. Replicated a clean Mexican lager but slightly better, but I’m not going to get too excited about it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nik925 (745) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Exactly as expected. It is a craft beer version of a Mexican lager (Corona, etc.) It might be the best Mexican lager I have had, but it still wasn’t worth getting excited about.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oscbert (1010) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 4, 2008
~Pours a light golden caramel color. Diminishing head. ~Light malt honey sweet scent. ~Sweet wheaty taste folowed with slight bitter. Nice flavor that I wasn’t expecting. ~Light feel. Crisp clean finish. ~ A great summer brew. I found this to be delicious!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7729) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Dark straw pour with off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, hops, citrus. Tastes dry hoppy with caramel malt and mild peppery notes. Smooth with medium to light palate heft.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (5966) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2008
Draught at Cole’s, Buffalo, NY. Pours a slightly hazy yellow-gold with an average size lasting white head. Very, very mild aroma of sweetness and...I get nothing else really. Flavour’s sweet, which I wasn’t expecting, with grain, fruit and honey. Light bodied. Not bad but I wouldn’t want more then one pint of this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2008
On tap at Green Dragon--Poured a hazy orange-yellow body with a thick white head. Nose of gnarly malts, burnt plastic, and floral hops. Very strange nose. Sticky, medium-dry mouthfeel. Malty, dull finish. Not one of this brewery’s best by a long shot.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Draft: Sweet aroma of fruit, corn, and floral hops. Poured amber in color with a small, creamy, rocky, off-white head. Sparkling. Clear. Light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter flavor. Tastes of malts, Modelo yeast, nuts, floral hops, and sugar. Medium body. Rough (sandpaper) lightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, malty, dry finish. A bit of an Oktoberfest quality to it.


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