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Brown Bear - Big Bear Brewing Company

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Brown Bear
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 15.31%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Bear Brewing Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: blitheringidiot on 09-24-2005)
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Reviews by DUBinMIA:
Photo of DUBinMIA
3.08/5  rDev -3.8%

Served on tap. Retains a thin layer of light head... Nothing spectacular.

Malt sugar smell... No real hop aroma

Taste is sweet and generic brown ale like.

Light body

Overall it was ok just a plain brown ale.... Not my particular style so its hard to judge without bias

DUBinMIA, Aug 09, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Rifugium
3.4/5  rDev +6.2%

First had: on tap at Big Bear, Coral Springs, FL

Clear mahogany brown pour with a small off-white head; minimal retention and lacing. Basic aroma consistent with the style, nutty, caramel malts. Taste was similar, sugary malts, somewhat nutty, toasted grains, a slight hop bitterness in the finish. Light-medium body, and pretty easily drinkable. Nothing special, but nothing really bad.

Rifugium, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of zeff80
3.48/5  rDev +8.8%

A - Poured a clear, brown color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left very little lacing.

S - It smelled of caramel and toffee. There was a slightly nutty aroma, too.

T - It tasted malty with some sweet caramel. It had some earthy/grassy character, too.

M - It was fairly crisp and sharp. A light to medium bodied brown ale.

O - This is a pretty nice brown ale. Another solid, sessionable brew at Big Bear.

zeff80, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -6.3%

malfunxion, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of patti13
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

patti13, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of chris1919
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

chris1919, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of blitheringidiot
3/5  rDev -6.3%

This brown ale pours a "just darker" than the red ale with a typical mahogany hue. Light scents of some Earthy husky grain. Overall roasted caramel and some nuttiness in the finish. A malty vanilla pecan ice cream backing. A bit on the thin side, and grainy. It's a brown.

blitheringidiot, Sep 24, 2005
Photo of ThirstyBird
2.15/5  rDev -32.8%

Tried as a 5oz sample on tap
A - Brown with reddish highlights, Off white head falls to a skim.
S - Very sweet, brown sugar, nut.
T - Taste follows nose with addition of caramel. Has acidic aftertaste. This brew is cloyingly sweet.
M/F - Light body and lightly carbonated...a little flat.
D - Too sweet and too flat - didn't finish.

ThirstyBird, Jan 11, 2009
Brown Bear from Big Bear Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.