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 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Draft. Pours an amber body with a white head. Dry malt, grainy with some earthiness. Clean and crisp. Simple and sessionable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (19082) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12298) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nik925 (770) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oscbert (1130) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8500) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (6514) - 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.

   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.

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