Home >

Thirsty Bear Black Bear Lager

Thirsty Bear Black Bear Lager
     click to upload


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
No commercial description

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2651) - GERMANY - JUN 2, 2007
Roasted malt nose, opaque brown color, low biege head. Licorice sweetness, deep roasted malt body. Espresso end that lingers. Thinish body. Good balance and good example of a Schwarzbier from the New World.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2646) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Tap (cask). Very dark brown color with a creamy light brown head. A toasted malt aroma and flavor that is quite assertive. A hint of chocolate and bitter on the palate. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 9, 2004
Tap. Near opaque, with mahogany around the edges. Not much of a distinguishable aroma, apart from nice sweet maltiness. Finishes a lot like their brown bear, but Iím kind of a sucker for simple dark lagers like this one so chalk up some extra points.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Very roasty and toasty. Coffee, chocolate and wood undertones. Really quite hoppy. Full complex and rich. Nice beer to sit and savor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oscbert (1214) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 18, 2009
~Pours a clear dark amber with white head. ~Malty, yeasty, and spicy sweet scent. ~Nice malt flavor on this one. Not too sweet, light citrus hops. ~Light feel, bittersweet finish. Some tingles on tongue. ~Enjoyable brew. Better than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Halloween black orange. Fine, nitro-looking head. Aroma seems strongly suggestive of their dry stout. Malts come across soft and rounded in the flavor, with less than expected roastiness. An odd character of grape continually comes through. Creamy, smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - APR 28, 2008
I had this on tap. It is a nice schwarzbier-type. It is almost black, with a medium, light brown head that steadily diminishes to a thin top and lasting ring of foam. The aoms is pleasant, mild aroma is toast with hints of chocolate, coffee. Itís dry, smooth, and clean. The taste is similar, on the lighter side for the style, but still with a good fullness and range of flavour. Itís mostly toasted grain with light chocolate and coffoee elements - a bit dry and rather clean, but light on complexity and depth. Ther e is a faint licorice quality but this is weak. Itís still tasty, though, and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 12, 2006
(Draft at brewery). When you can get it, have this bear! Black. Malty aroma with, sometimes, just a hint of diacetyl. Rich, roasty character finishes very smooth. A tasty beverage.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2 

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50