1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Bears 'n Roses - Catawba Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Bears 'n Roses
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
no score

2 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Catawba Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: blackie on 08-03-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jrallen34
2.7/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Growler provided by Sean last night...Pours a medium brown with ruby highlights, much lighter when held up. A light tan head ok retention, watery lacing...The aroma is all over the place, light bourbon, roasted nuts and a weird sour finish...The taste is just weird, sour bourbon, lightly sweet, off metallic finish. We could not finish this growler, a total drain pour and made us thin this may have been infected. However, with so few reviews here and none on rb not sure.

Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

so apparently this is the standard abv Brown Bear aged in (presumably) Four Roses bourbon barrels, the original is 4.5%, but no idea what the barreling adds

a: deep chestnut brown in color, nice off-white head that pulls back to a thin coating

s: a balance of chocolate, nuts, and smooth roast, complimented with a delicate bourbon aroma that's very well played, working well with the brown ale base rather than dominating, and contributing only a mild booziness, subtly hopped

m: carbonation low, medium bodied, smooth

t: nutty background and soft roasts with an overlay of earthy and somewhat sweet chocolate, smooth bourbon profile brings a nice complexity to the otherwise simple but well-structured ale, only glimpses of alcohol, earthy hop profile with an easy finish

d: drinkability not a problem, impressed with Catawba's ability to handle bourbon-barreling such a small beer

growler from Bruisin', naturally chilled and consumed streamside in a Nantahala valley

Bears 'n Roses from Catawba Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.