Bear Republic Sammys Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
"Belgian Strong Ale made w/coriander, grains of paradise, orange peel, candy sugar."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Bottle shared by Bhensenb. Pours a purple cola color with a light biege head. Aroma is sour and the flavor is slightly sour with a hint of raisins.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7990) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
2002 bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a delicious plum and chocolate aroma and a thin tan head. There is a slightly sour dark fruit flavor that has mellowed over the years, blending well with the spices and candi sugar. A very pleasant drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12947) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Bomber from Schultsc. Thanks for the great trade for this bottle filled in 2002!!! Pours very dark brown with a fizzy transient light tan head. Aroma is like mildly sour cola with raisin. Med body. Pretty smooth. Light heat. Dark malt, chocolate and raisin flavors. It is amazing how this has aged. It seems fresh!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2328) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Draught at brewpub. This is the 10th rating for this brew, so I get to put it on the map. Sweet, unique aroma. Indicates dessert beer qualities. Clear amber body with a white head and excellent lace. Allspice notes in the palate. It’s higher strength is evident. Coriander also detectable. Unique and excellent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Draft. Clear copper color with a frothy ivory head. Spicy, phenolic nose with some warm malt and banana notes- this came as a surprise since when I ordered it the bartender told me it was an American Strong Ale. Sweet and somewhat hot. Bready malt flavors with some spiciness. Dry and musty. Slight astringency. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Yeasty, sumemr fruit aroma. Fruity (summer), yeast, spice flavor with slight bubblegum. Medium body. Lingering yeast, fruit, and earthiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 17, 2007
On tap @ O’Brien’s. Pours clear gold with infused copper hues and expansive off white head. The aroma is light with sweetness, mild spices and a hint of tartness. The taste is sweet up front and moves more fruity with green apples and cantaloupe (just under ripe). There’s also a consistent lime then slight lemon tartness throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
On tap@ O’Brien’s: Deep amber color with a medium bright white head. Flavor starts rich with tropical fruit and a touch of honey followed by a spicy hop bitterness and a light, dry citrus rind finish . Medium-full body is creamy with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a clear light orange color. Head was one finger high and off white. Aroma was not unlike a wit, actually. Yeasty bread dough, coriander, and orange. Sweet and effervescent on the tongue with a light bitter citrus peel note accented by vanilla, coriander, and clove. Reminded me of a strong with beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Clear golden amber with fizzy white head. Malty aroma. Smooth silky mouth feel. Good bitter bite with a hoppy perfume to the finish.

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