Stewart’s Rather Large Bear Amber Ale (Big Bear)

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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This dark amber ale is very complex. Many different grains and hops yield a great bear.. I mean beer. It starts out sweet then a bitter bite on the tongue (from the hops) before it finishes with a little residual sweetness. Available only in Beer, DE...I mean Bear.

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2.8
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Aroma of wet dog, brazilnut, and rye bread. Pours red with very little head. Taste is harsh with great bitter hops. Nut shells, rye bread and red apple peel. Solid.

3.7
User37895 (3042) - - APR 23, 2011
Pour was amber orange in color, generous white to slight peach colored head, lacing was solid all the way down with nice rings left behind. The aroma was caramel, toffee, and nuts. The flavor followed, the nuts the best part about this beer. Good malt balance and some hops too (seemingly bittering hops, not a lot of flavor or nose to them other than faint floral). This was quite nice, and I could have sessioned this for a while. Should have started with this one. Mouthfeel full and hearty.

3
Bricks (1126) - Delaware, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Had on draft at the brew pub. Respectable ale. Nothing great about it. Good session beer.

3.5
adrian910ss (2574) - Doylestown, PA, USA - MAY 8, 2009
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear coppery amber with a small white head. Aroma of watery hops, grain and malt. Taste of hops, grain and woody malts.

2.9
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - DEC 24, 2008
On tap at brewpub. Poured clear dark copper in color with a 2" head. Aroma has a hint of caramel sweetness. Taste is full bodied malts with caramel, dark fruit, and hearty a bitterness. Lightly and crisp but smooth with a quick aftertaste of malts.

2.4
GMCC2181 (1610) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 19, 2008
On tap at stewarts: Dark red amber color, small head and good lacing. Not much aroma to pick up on. Taste is malty and a small amount of hops. Texture a little to watery for my liking, just an average beer.

3.3
Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Draft sampled at brewpub. Pours amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, and some notes of toffee. Flavor is light to medium bodied with rich caramel malts and a touch of sweetness. A decent brew.

3.7
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Draft. Nutty, malty, roasted aroma and flavor. Clear abmer color. rich mouthful for the style with good sweetness.

3
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/26/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear deep amber, fine beige head, drippy lace, light sweet bready caramel aroma, rich malt flavor, lots of bready munich character, touch of sweetness, kept balanced by an earthy quality without showing much bitterness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

3.9
Goodgrief (2028) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 15, 2007
One of the better Amber ales I’ve had. It didn’t look like much...beautiful reddish color but little head and little lacing. It didn’t give too much aroma. But fortunately, beer is for drinking, not looking at and sniffing. This was a well balanced beer with a mixture of sticky rich malt and hops. Almost perfectly balanced for my taste


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