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Bears 'n Roses - Catawba Valley Brewing Company

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Bears 'n Roses
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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 19.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Catawba Valley Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: blackie on 08-03-2010)
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2.7/5  rDev -19.4%
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.

Serving type: growler

11-21-2010 14:34:01 | More by jrallen34
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4/5  rDev +19.4%
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

Serving type: growler

08-03-2010 04:28:50 | More by blackie
Bears 'n Roses from Catawba Valley Brewing Company
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