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Bear Republic Nor Cal Ale
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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Inspired by Northern California’s 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2009
Draught at Craft Heads. Claer amber - white head. Nice bitterness, high malty, light sweetness, toasted, grape fruity, peachy, grapes, ok hoppy, herbal. Plain.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Tap at Birreria Paradiso in Georgetown. Golden color, delicate lacing. Bitter and dry, medium body. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2010
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grass, grain, florals, and earth. Flavor of grass, stale crackers, toasted grain, and some florals.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11645) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Draft. Crystal clear light amber body, white head. Aroma is mildly sweet, spicy, earthy/orange, some bread. Taste is medium sweet, earthy/orange, some spicy, light bread. Light body, somewhat watery, nicely drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Slightly hazy amber pour with an off-white head. Nose is a bit on the sweet side with some toffee and toasted bread malts. A floral and earthy hop note, surprisingly fruity, and lightly herbal as well. There’s a mild bitterness on the palate, but it’s certainly sweet and malt forward. There’s a lot of toast and toffee. Light herbal hop flavor along with some floral and spicy qualities. A fair amount of sweet fruit throughout, too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11089) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2009

Name: Nor Cal ESB
Date: April 17, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: The Pint House, Asheville
Appearance: clear amber, fine off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, nice earthy hops
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, lots of fuggels, light balancing bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10461) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2009
A golden ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, a nice light floral hops, with caramel malt. In mouth, a nice light pale ale with light floral c-hops. Medium bodied quaffer. On tap at brewpub, August 16 2009.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10216) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2009
On tap at Capones. Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized, frothy off white head. Aromas of citrus, fresh floral hops, a little toasty, and a little earthy. Tastes of citrus, some toasted caramle, floral hops, and lighter pine.


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