Berliner (1) - - FEB 9, 2015 does not count
Iím a beer connoisseur from Berlin, Germany, I love beer. The Adirondacks Bear Naked Ale draft is the tastiest beer Iíve ever had in Americs and the one I look for and recommend when in the Lake George, NY region. A MUST TRY! md311 (7) - New York, USA - JUN 9, 2016 does not count
An extremely drinkable amber ale, nice and malty with a little sweetness. Blows Fat Tire out of the water IMHO. khart0126 (4) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
I love this beer. It is one of my favorite beers out there. Very smooth taste with an amazing, deep after taste. Highly recommend it. Connor9801 (10) - Troy, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Very good beer had a great taste great smell and just another great adirondack beer can wait to try more like this one
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Pours amber with an off white head. Smells of caramel, some peppery splashes, tea. Tastes of sweet citr4us, rosey, some caramel notes, earthy finish. Enjoyable.
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2011
A - Pours a clear amber-orange color with a a finger of white frothy head. The head fades fairly quickly to a ring, but laces okay.
S - Aroma is full of cirrus hops and some sweet fruity aromas. There is also a touch of sweet lightly roasted carmel malts in the background that breaks through.
T - Starts off with some fruit esters and orange peel flavor. Lots of fruit elements here. Through the middle the malt comes through alongside some hop bitterness. The finish has some nice sweet fruit flavors and more of the hop bitterness that linger nicely.
M - Medium to medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Very nice and all around crisp beer. Lively on the tongue and very clean finish.
D - Extremely drinkable. The flavor is fairly sweet, but it stays balanced throughout. Feels very nice and crisp and very refreshing. readsome (22) - - APR 26, 2014
From a bottle. Perfect lace and head. Malty and very slightly fruity. Good lace and color. ChadPolenz (1800) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2011
I poured a 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAR 30, 2017
Appearance: Pretty shade of dark copper/brick orange-red. Very hazy, but some carbonation visible. Forms a small, yellowish, soapy head that mostly fizzles away and leaves trace lacing.
Smell: Light perfumey flowers with sweet malty undertones. Slight confectionary notes of caramel, toffee and nuts.
Taste: This is a by-the-book amber ale. The flavors are akin to an Oktoberfest with the Midway flavors of candy apple, fried dough and roasted nuts - only with the intensity turned way down. Lightly bitter up front which gives way to sweet, confectionary notes of toffee and hints of red apple. The only problem the volume is set on low. Sure, thereís plenty of maltiness to carry the palate, but not enough hops to give it some bite. The complex, but mild palate is very drinker-friendly, though and Bear Naked Ale would make an ideal starter amber for the craft beer neophyte.
Mouthfeel: Lower end of medium-bodied, but not thin or watery per se. Seems a little tepid, but bitterness gives it some intensity on the tongue. Slight malty, sweet aftertaste.
Drinkability: Bear Naked Ale is one of those beers thatís easy to drink because itís not a beast of a beer. The tenable palate and low ABV of approximately 5% makes it quite light even for the style. Good as drink on its own or with bar fare or a stew or gamey meat.
Overall, this is a pretty standard American amber ale - not bad at all, but not all that impressive.
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a ruddy light brown to amber color with a fingerís worth of white foamy head that dissipated pretty quick. Lace slides into the beer.
The aroma had some sweet to roasty nuts, toast and biscuits, and grassy hops for some bitterness.
The flavor tried to blend the hops to malts but mainly stays with the malts as the forerunner of the taste. Semi-dry roasty sort of nutty aftertaste which holsters the same sort of finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Good carbonation. ABV felt fine where it is. Semi-smooth on my tongue.
Overall, fairly nice amber ale worthy of coming back to. Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Growler. Pours clear coppery orange with a small creamy beige head that leaves a trail of blebby lacing. Aromas of fruity, slightly bready malt, caramel, and a little bit of pine. The flavor is spicy pine, a little dough, and slightly sweet caramel/berry. Very drinkable and smooth, with moderate carbonation. A solid beer; this growler didnít last long.