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Bear Republic Late Harvest Lager
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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This traditional Oktoberfest beer is brewed to be enjoyed throughout the fall. Big malt character is balanced by noble hops and a dry finish. Prost!

2009 California State Fair – SILVER


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Draught. Poured medium red brown with moderate head. Light pleasant malty flavour. Medium body. Malty finish with a hop edge.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2172) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 22, 2009
On tap at 515 in Santa Cruz. Clear amber pour with a nice fluffy khaki head. Nice malty and grainy aroma, grains and biscuits with a grassy spicy hop profile. Flavor is bready malts, toasted grains, and caramel with a lightly citric and grassy hoppiness that takes over in the finish. A very full-flavored, well-balanced lager. Super drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Serving: Draft. Appearance: Slightly cloudy, deep amber color with a foamy, off-white head. Aroma: Spicy hops, earthy nose with a slight vegetal note. Flavor: Rich and malty with slight vegetal notes. A bit on the sweet side. Light back bitterness. Palate: Medium-low carbonation with a medium mouthfeel and a medium, bitter finish. Overall: This one could use a little bit more refinement, but it is not too bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3822) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger. Had no complaints about this beer. Good flavor and aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2009
On tap at brewpub. Pours out copper with a small white head that evaporates quickly. Big nose of citrus and floral hops with some light malt. Flavor is malty with light kisses of hop goodness. Finish is crisp.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
On tap at brewery. Nice clear copper color. Sweet malty aroma and taste with caramel notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Draft at BT. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Citric dry woody with a hint of grape and earth.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4094) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Location: Tap at RFDs Late Nov or Early Dec ’08

Overall Impression: Solid Octoberfest style beer, not necessarily a style with lots of range but this one gets the job done.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 29, 2009
On tap at the brewery, I got this as part of a sampler set. Dark yellow/orange in color w/ a bit of a malty flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Draught at The Big Hunt. Amber-orange with a fluffy head. Light sweet toast aroma with some earthiness. Caramel, wet grain, and very subtle bitterness. A bit on the sweet side. Medium bodied. This tasted a bit sticky and under-hopped or under-attenuated, but was still alright.


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