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Brown Bear - Big Bear Brewing Company

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Brown Bear
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 16.1%
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 ThirstyBird:
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2.15/5  rDev -33.4%

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.

01-11-2009 19:54:31 | More by ThirstyBird
More User Reviews:
Photo of Rifugium


3.4/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

01-01-2013 22:53:52 | More by Rifugium
Photo of zeff80


3.48/5  rDev +7.7%

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.

04-06-2012 20:53:15 | More by zeff80
Photo of patti13


3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

09-21-2013 18:30:40 | More by patti13
Photo of DUBinMIA


3.08/5  rDev -4.6%

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

08-09-2011 02:05:19 | More by DUBinMIA
Photo of chris1919


3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

03-31-2013 20:57:52 | More by chris1919
Photo of blitheringidiot


3/5  rDev -7.1%

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.

09-24-2005 15:53:06 | More by blitheringidiot
Brown Bear from Big Bear Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.