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Bear Republic Nor Cal Ale
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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Inspired by Northern Californiaís brewing history, this California Bitter is as inviting as the Redwoods. Smooth and drinkable, this ale has a well rounded malt character accented by Cascade and Centennial Dry Hops.


1.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nik925 (745) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Stupid app ate my rating. Poor beverage. Very little going on. Tiny bit of good hop taste, but everything else is reallly bland and bad. Boring and lame. Disapointed by Bear.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dnstone (2127) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Golden ale-like aroma with slisht hop finish. Sweet and light with a light hop finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2011
From the tap poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Bitter light hoppy flavor with a lingering finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Madirish76 (39) - Whittier, California, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Minimal aroma, initial biscut flavor with hop finish. Amber color, no head

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Poured a slightly-hazed orange with a nice white head and pretty good lacing as it went down. Smell was very nice with a lot of sweet malt alongside some citrus hops. Taste was a little more subdued than the aroma, with the malt coming through more than the hops, which was somewhat of a disappointment knowing BRís penchant for lovely hoppy beers. Medium bodied with good carbonation, and pretty nice drinkability. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 02-16-2010

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2165) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Cask at Rattle N Hum. Hazy amber body with orange highlights. Frothy off-white head slowly diminishing. Aroma of caramel, cooke and toasted grain. Notes of herbs, grass, lemon and earthiness. The flavor is lightly bitter and lightly to moderately sweet. It finishes lightly to moderately bitter and lightly sweet. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Nicely bitter and more so than classic premim bitters, but then thatís why this is a California style bitter, I guess. Yet itís not so bitter as to overpower the caramel notes. Easy drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2010
On cask at Lanesplitter poured a clear amber with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, floral notes, fruittiness and light pine. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness and light fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2630) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2010
I really enjoyed this with my hoppy wings at High Street Grill in Mt. Holly NJ. Very nice malty aroma. The amber pour looks great with a creamy head. the flavor is malty with a peppery feel. Nice bitterness to follow.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2010
draft At Coles, Buffalo NY. Decent ESB> Caramel colored, malty aroma wit nice dose of hops. Medium mouthfeel. good flavor, very nice sessionable bitter

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Sampled at Get Real NY, cask ale festival. Malt upfront with a nice spicy hop tang in the finish.


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