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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12958) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8000) - 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 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 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.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2526) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2003
Burnt amber. Tiny bubbled off white foam. Aroma of lemon drop, herbs, pepper, dough, and flowers. Flavors are full of bitter orange rind, honey blossom, and clove. Well done Belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2329) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Bottle at the RAF 2003: Dark tangerine. . . Big yeasty aroma, along with some bread and cloves. Might have just a bit too much yeasty flavours for me, but overall good spices mixed with some light citrus and a good malt presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2003
This was a nice surprise to see at the Real Ale Fest. A nice, spicy tripel. Aroma is soft spice and yeast. Orange, coriander, clove and yeast go with the nice sweetness from the sugar. I found this to be really tasty and a pleasure to drink. Now, if only we could find more of this in Chicago. Not likely.

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