Thirsty Bear Brown Bear
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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
The brown and caramel malts give this classic British style brown ale a lovely mouth feel and a fragrant, toasty malt aroma.

NOTE: They sometimes serve "Grizzly Red" in place of "Brown Bear" and use the same labeled spot on the sampler tray. Check if you are unsure.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (13426) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2006
On tap @ Thirsty Bear poured a clear reddish brown with a minimal amber head. Aromas of toasted malt, light cocoa and a hint of nuts. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of sweet malt and cocoa with a smooth lightly sweet finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 5, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. A reddish amber beer- not brown. No aroma. Has a chocolate flavor. The sourness is very strong. Light on malt in the body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 2, 2006
On tap at Thirsty Bear. This brown ale poured with a short off-white head that dissipated quickly. The flavor is a bit thin but tasty, with a malty finish. Like Newcastle with a bite.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2006
Dark amber colour. Light nutty aroma. Strange - some very sweet almondy, molassey character but some astringent roast in there as well. Neither element is all that appealing and together they don’t work at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (23725) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Nut brown. Neutral aroma. Sweet and roasty with syrupy mouthfeel. There are some pleasant roasty malt and the finish holds light licorice-like hoppy bitterness, but it’s just not firm enough. The malt profile needs some work.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2005
On tap, at the brewpub. Dark brown, small tan head. Smells like toast! Toasted nutty brown aroma - nice. Really nice nutty brown taste. Lingering sweetness. A little watery, but otherwise solid - an excellent brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Clear copper body with no head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, nutty, chocolate, light cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, nutty, cherry. Watery, flat light body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7420) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2005
On tap at the brewpub in downtown San Francisco. Has a light brown head with decent lacing. Light copper appearance. The aroma has a bit of a sweet sugary essence to it. Some chocolate in the flavor with an enticing bit of smokiness. Smooth palate. Very decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2005
02.18.05 Palish brown with wispy head. Light roast, light sweet, no assertive qualities, no substance to body, lingering cardboard. Ech.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
Tap. Red copper ale with a rich roasted malt aroma. Nice light nuts and malts with a nice hoppy finish. Light bodied but well balanced. (June 2004).

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