Big Bear Mountain Brewery Reviews




bb
3.3
Big Bear Mountain Tangerine Wheat
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream head. Tangerine aroma. Tangerine flavor. Medium bodied. Tangerine and wheat lingers. Beer-juice.
Monday, August 24, 2015

daknole
2.4
Big Bear Mountain Pub Pale Ale
Deep gold pour with amber edges. Whitish head. Light malts, light hops, watery and unremarkable.
Monday, June 30, 2014

daknole
2.3
Big Bear Mountain Red Ant Hill Red Ale
Amber pour. Barely any head. Pale malt, light buttery notes, stale hops. Not very well done.
Monday, June 30, 2014

daknole
3.6
Big Bear Mountain Old Miners Gold Honey Blond
Sparking gold pour, white head. Pretty decent brew. Honey, faint hips, yeast. I was surprised that this was as good as it was
Monday, June 30, 2014

daknole
2.4
Big Bear Mountain Little Beaver Cali Pale Ale
Clear gold. White head. No hops to speak of, maybe some hay. Malty and watery. Not so good.
Monday, June 30, 2014

daknole
3.4
Big Bear Mountain Tangerine Wheat
Hazy orange pour. This tastes like a tangerine beermosa! Almost like fresh tangerine peel is in the beer. Better than I woulda guessed.
Monday, June 30, 2014

daknole
3.1
Big Bear Mountain Chocolate Porter
Dark brown. No real head. Light roast, light chocolatey notes, a tad watery.
Monday, June 30, 2014

RedSox2004
2.8
Big Bear Mountain Red Ant Hill Red Ale
Red amber in color with a thin off-white head and ok lace. Aromas features caramel with hints of orange and cashews. Toasted malt sweetness up fron with toffee and coffee notes. Medium body, low carbonation, sticky mouthfees and a sweetish finish.
Saturday, January 18, 2014

Terminus
3.5
Big Bear Mountain Grizzly Bear Doppel Bock
tap at brewpub-definately by far the best beer this place has to offer-pours deep brown with a small off white head. nose is chocolate lite char and nuts. flavors of nuts and chocolate really pretty good compared to their other offerings. pretty simple and straight forward. the 11% comes through in the finish, but very lite for the abv. a pretty decent brew here.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Terminus
2.4
Big Bear Mountain Lil Beaver IPA
tap at brewpub-orange with no head. plastic and pinesol nose-oxidized hop flavors with plastic. not good. could be the worst ipa i have ever had.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Terminus
2.4
Big Bear Mountain Pub Pale Ale
tap at brewpub-pours orange with no head-musty nose of old socks and lightly fruity. fruity pebble flavors doesnt taste like a pale ale at all. really bad and i didnt even finish the sample. ugh.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Terminus
3
Big Bear Mountain Orange Blossom Amber Ale
tap at brewpub-pours lite orange with barley any head. big orange rind nose almost smells articial though and real pungent. flavors are very similar but still feels and tastes artificial. not bad for the chic drinkers here, including the crew of cougars that sat behind me who were raving about this brewery and this beer (they were brainless!)
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Terminus
2.7
Big Bear Mountain Old Miners Gold Pilsener
tap at brewpub-pours light golden with a small head. grainy nose and flavors are really off-almost like overcooked malt which gave this beer a really oxidized finish. not much here and not much to talk about.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

BeerLimey
2.8
Big Bear Mountain Red Ant Hill Red Ale
[Bottle @ Brewery] They were out of this at the brewery but fortunately they have the bottles (bottled by Indian Wells). Thankfull because it was the best available on the day. Clear reddish brown hue. Malty sweet caramel aroma. Sweet malty palate, sugarry crystal malts, light hop finish. Decent but light bodied red ale.
Friday, June 03, 2011

BeerLimey
2.1
Big Bear Mountain Pub Pale Ale
[Tap @ Brewery] Clear light amber appearance, lightly malty aroma. Some biscuity malty, hinting at English pale, bubblegum sweetness, very lightly hopped in the finish. This is a big alcohol beer but youíd never know from the malt flavor or the body. Youíd think they would have held back the ABV rather than elevating it making it more malt liquor than english pale or ESB.
Friday, June 03, 2011

BeerLimey
2.3
Big Bear Mountain Orange Blossom Amber Ale
[Tap @ Brewery] Orange all around. Lightly hazed orange appearance, lots of orange sweetness on the nose. Lightly malty, a touch bready, strong orange flavor. Very light ale, not sure why theyíre calling it an amber. Orange is both the strength and its weakness in that itís a little overdone - especially ahving seen a better and more crafty example from Hangar today.
Friday, June 03, 2011

BeerLimey
2.1
Big Bear Mountain Old Miners Gold Pilsener
[Tap @ Brewery] Clear golden appearance, lightly sweet aroma. Sweet malty palate, very light hop and dryness in the finish. Not much carbonation. A little too sweet and undercarbonated for style.
Friday, June 03, 2011

danielcurtis81
3.4
Big Bear Mountain Grizzly Bear Doppel Bock
Served on tap at Big Bear Mountain Brewery. The appearance is a medium dark brown with some large bubbles. The aromas are mild malts, brown sugar, and medium roast malts. The flavors are a bit of fruity esters, some brown sugar, grains, almost some tea in there. The mouth is medium bodied, especially for the supposed 10+%. Carbonation is low but there unlike some of the others. Overall an average but decent doppelbock.
Thursday, February 17, 2011

danielcurtis81
2.8
Big Bear Mountain Red Ant Hill Red Ale
Served on tap at Big Bear Mountain Brewery. The appearance is a medium amber hue with a micro whitish head. The aromas are light with sweet malts and light caramel. The flavors are the same with light malts, light kisses of hops. The mouth is a touch still but not as bad as the IPA and Pale Ale.
Thursday, February 17, 2011

danielcurtis81
2.3
Big Bear Mountain Lil Beaver IPA
Served on tap at Big Bear Mountain Brewery. The appearance is a slightly hazy gold hue with a micro white head, a little darker then the Pale Ale. The aromas are also stale. The flavors are the same. Oxidized, mild stale malts. When I first tasted my buddies I though they acidently gave him the Pale Ale but the IPA is even less hoppy then that. Sad. The mouth is pretty still. This beer too has seen itís better days.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

danielcurtis81
2.5
Big Bear Mountain Pub Pale Ale
Served on tap at Big Bear Mountain Brewery. The appearance is a slightly hazy medium gold hue with a micro white head. The aromas are a bit stale with a light hop dose. The flavors are the same. Pale malts, light hops. The mouth is fairly still. This beer has seen itís better days (at least I hope). I get that a bar would serve a poorly handled beer but your own brewery?
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

danielcurtis81
3.3
Big Bear Mountain Orange Blossom Amber Ale
Served on tap at Big Bear Mountain Brewery. The appearance is a slightly hazy golden orange hue. The aromas are strong with a McDonaldís Orange Drink aroma that takes me back to me T-ball days. I dig it. The flavors have a powdery orange taste that runs through the beer. Light hop additions. If you like fake orange drinks youíll love this brew. The mouth is nicely carbonated (unlike most of their beers this evening). I enjoyed this one.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

danielcurtis81
2.6
Big Bear Mountain Old Miners Gold Pilsener
Served on tap at the brewpub. The appearance is a light golden hue with a small white head. The aromas are very light, maybe a touch of malt. The flavors are also very light, lighter then should be perhaps. Lightly sweet malts, low on hops. The mouth is a little on the still side.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

brokensail
1.2
Big Bear Mountain Orange Blossom Amber Ale
A: The pour is a hazed light orange/amber color with no head to speak of. S: This beer stings the nostrils, and not in a good way. Paint thinner, orange rinds, and Vickís Vapor Rub work well to clear a sinus problem but arenít really what I look for in a beer. T: This is what a mixture of orange peel infused cologne and Vickís Vapor Rub would taste like. Simply dreadful and it burns a little bit. M: The body is thin with almost no carbonation and an intense heat as though taking a drink of liquor. D: Truly dreadful. This might be good for a head cold, but itís nothing I would ever wish to drink again.
Sunday, September 12, 2010

brokensail
2.1
Big Bear Mountain Old Miners Gold Pilsener
A: The pour is a hazy pale straw color with a finger or so worth of white foam. S: A sour lager? A lemony flavor along with some light cracker malts and thatís about it. At least itís not skunky... T: A light hop bitterness with some hints of grassy hops. A very light beer overall with some light cracker flavored malt and again the lemony tartness. M: Certainly light in body but a nice lively carbonation that gives the beer a nice crispness rather than the limp feeling of all the other beers. D: I know this beer isnít supposed to be sour, but it was probably the best thing about this beer. Is that a bad thing?
Sunday, September 12, 2010

brokensail
2.3
Big Bear Mountain Pub Pale Ale
A: The pour is a clear golden color with pretty much no head at all. S: The nose is sweet malts with some light caramel and honey, and (again with these guys) oranges. Some hints of butter at moments, too. T: This is pretty malt forward with some light toast and bread. There is a slight citrus flavor of sweet oranges and a definite taste of butter. The bitterness is minimal. M: The body is light with a pretty low level of carbonation. D: This one is alright if you like buttered toast with orange marmalade. Not really for me.
Sunday, September 12, 2010

brokensail
3.1
Big Bear Mountain Lil Beaver IPA
A: The pour is a golden amber color with a small white head and some spots of lacing. S: A pretty decent hop aroma to this beer, which is mostly oranges (seems like a popular theme at this brewery). There are some hints of pine, but otherwise itís sweet and bready malt. T: The flavor is quite bitter, much moreso than I would have expected from the nose. Most of the hop flavor is in the form of bitter orange and grapefruit peels. M: The body is on the light side of medium with a low carbonation. D: This is one of the better beers from these guys, but thatís not really saying too much.
Sunday, September 12, 2010

brokensail
2.7
Big Bear Mountain Red Ant Hill Red Ale
A: The pour is amber in color with a thing off-white head. S: The nose is sweet caramel and oranges, both the flesh and the peel. Thereís a slightly nutty aroma too which seems a bit out of place with the rest of the nose. T: There is a nutty flavor to this as well with a bit of toffee and toasted malt. Strangely, the oranges I picked up in the nose are missing, and instead there is a hint of coffee... M: The body is a bit on the thin side with a low carbonation that doesnít do much to help the beer out. D: Nothing really special, I wouldnít really be interested in having any more of this, but itís wet.
Sunday, September 12, 2010

brokensail
3.7
Big Bear Mountain Grizzly Bear Doppel Bock
A: The pour is a deep dark brown that borders on black with a thin off-white head. S: Nose is quite sweet with some burnt sugar, coffee, licorice, and dark chocolate coming through. Nothing really doppelbock about it, more like a porter, but actually pretty good. T: A nice caramel sweetness along with some toffee and burnt sugar. Some hints of chocolate and licorice as well as a nice roasted malt flavor. M: The body is medium to full with a real sticky chewy texture and a moderate carbonation. D: Wow, a good beer from these guys. Again, this isnít much like any other doppelbock, but itís really quite enjoyable. Iíd stick with this beer if you find yourself at this brewery.
Sunday, September 12, 2010

bb
3.1
Big Bear Mountain Lil Beaver IPA
Draft. Name of beer was Little Beaver IPA. Amber beer with an off-white head. Low grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and light malt flavor. Medium bodied. Low bitterness. Light grapefruit and light malt lingers.
Friday, August 14, 2009

bb
3.3
Big Bear Mountain Red Ant Hill Red Ale
Draft. Copper colored beer with a light cream colored head. Rich malt, caramel, and light toasty aroma. Light malt and caramel flavor with light citrus hops backing. Medium bodied. Caramel and light toasty malt lingers with light citrusy hops.
Friday, August 14, 2009

bb
3.4
Big Bear Mountain Grizzly Bear Doppel Bock
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a light tan head. Rich malty/toffee aroma. Toffee and light nutty malt flavor with light fruitiness. Lighter bodied than expected. Caramel and light frutiiness lingers with a bit of biscuit malt.
Friday, August 14, 2009

bb
2.8
Big Bear Mountain Pub Pale Ale
Draft. Notes have it as an ESB. Amber beer with an off-white head. Light malt and light caramel aroma. Toasty malt and light orange/citrus flavor. Lighter bodied. Biscuity malt lingers with light citrus.
Friday, August 14, 2009

bb
2.4
Big Bear Mountain Orange Blossom Amber Ale
Draft. Amber beer with a whitish head. Big orange aroma. Orange and hay flavor with light mineral notes. Lighter bodied. Orange and light malt lingers with light grass.
Friday, August 14, 2009

bb
2.7
Big Bear Mountain Old Miners Gold Pilsener
Draft. Amber beer with a whitish head. Low malt and low hay aroma. Fruity lemon and light summer fruit flavor with sweet malt. Lighter bodied. Fruitiness and light malt lingers.
Friday, August 14, 2009

badlizard
3.1
Big Bear Mountain Stout
Black with a brown short lived head. Mild chocolate aroma and taste with a roasty finish.
Friday, January 09, 2009

Vac
3.6
Big Bear Mountain Lil Beaver IPA
Pours with an amber body topped by a thin to medium thick head with some lacing left on the glass. Slightly sweet and malty yet well balanced with bitterness and a subtle citursy hop note. Very refreshing. Medium bodied, smooth and a touch dry.
Monday, March 24, 2008

Vac
3.3
Big Bear Mountain Old Miners Gold Pilsener
Pours with a, crystal clear, golden body topped by a thin, white head with little lacing. Itís slightly sweet and malty with a nice grassy hop note. A great summer/lawnmower beer. Light, crisp and smooth.
Monday, March 24, 2008

badlizard
3.4
Big Bear Mountain Scottish Ale
On tap at Brewery. Hazy brown with no head. Faint malty aroma. Watery palate. Taste of malt with a tangy citrus taste to the finish.
Sunday, November 11, 2007

riversideAK
3.1
Big Bear Mountain Red Ant Hill Red Ale
Aroma is mostly sweet caramel malts. A little toffee and a little bit of roast, but very faint. Pours red. No shit. Flavor is a nice sweet caramell/toffee malt flavor with a little bit of crisp hops. Definitley more sweet than hoppy. The finish is a little tinny though which detracts from the pleasant beginning.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007

riversideAK
2.8
Big Bear Mountain Pub Pale Ale
Pours a hazy, maybe it was the glass, yellowish orange color. Aroma is bready malt with a little bit of sour lemon hops. Flavor is more of the same. Bready, a little yeasty, with a sour finish. Drinkable. A pretty middle of the road kind of beer. Not bad, but not really that good.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007

badlizard
3.4
Big Bear Mountain Grizzly Bear Doppel Bock
Reddish brown with fluffy white head. Faint roasty aroma. Roasty sweet caramel taste with alcohol notes and a slightly sour finish.
Saturday, July 14, 2007

badlizard
3.4
Big Bear Mountain Orange Blossom Amber Ale
Hazy light orange with no head. Orange blossom and malt aroma. Sweet orange soda taste with a bready finish.
Saturday, July 14, 2007

badlizard
3.1
Big Bear Mountain Red Ant Hill Red Ale
Clear orange red with fluffy off-white head. Malty caramel aroma. Caramel and toffee taste with a sweet bread finish and some metallic notes on the back end.
Saturday, July 14, 2007

badlizard
3.1
Big Bear Mountain Lil Beaver IPA
Clear orange amber with foamy white head. Faint malty aroma. Creamy mouth feel. Tart citrus taste but lacking the hoppy bitterness to back it up.
Saturday, July 14, 2007

badlizard
2.8
Big Bear Mountain Pub Pale Ale
Clear honey amber with no head. Malty bready aroma. Bready bitter taste with a metallic finish.
Saturday, July 14, 2007

badlizard
2.8
Big Bear Mountain Old Miners Gold Pilsener
Clear light yellow with creamy white head. Faint malty aroma and a dry malty taste with a crisp clean finish.
Saturday, July 14, 2007

riversideAK
2.9
Big Bear Mountain Old Miners Gold Pilsener
Aroma is sweet grainy malt. Pours gold with a thin white head. Flavor is more grainy malt up front. Somewhat sweet and bready, it finishes crisp. Obviously light, but nice and pleasant. I have always liked this one as it is fresh and refreshing option to this brewpubs typically heavier and higher alcohol offerings.
Sunday, July 01, 2007

riversideAK
3.5
Big Bear Mountain Grizzly Bear Doppel Bock
Aroma is strongly chocolatey and roasty malt. Pours almost black, very dark brown. Very roasty chocolate flavors. To me the body is very heavy, almost to a syruppy extent. The alcohol is masked for the most part, but there is some warmth that peaks through, especially when you are drinking this stuff on a cold winter Big Bear night. The nice lady that runs this place with her husband suggested mixing the Doppel Bock with the Orange Blossom to make a kind of orange chocolate truffle flavored beer. We tried this and it was very good.
Sunday, July 01, 2007

riversideAK
3
Big Bear Mountain Lil Beaver IPA
A malt dominated nose with some earthy and grassy hops. A little pine, but faint amounts. Pours a murky darkish amber. Flavor is caramel and toffee malt dominted followed by some earth and pine hops. This is definitley a more malt based IPA. It is pretty heavy in body and the alcohol is detectable to a certain extent. Not bad, but I like my IPAís to be more on the West Coast style.
Sunday, July 01, 2007