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Double Aught - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with Pilsner and Vienna malts and a light touch of noble hops, this light, pale lager is malty yet crisp and refreshing.

(Beer added by: MisterClean on 09-26-2008)
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Photo of MisterClean


4.55/5  rDev +24.7%

On tap at the Bear Republic tasting at the Rubicon tonight.

A - Light golden in color, little head, appears ver clear. Good example of a pilsener.

S - Honey, and lots of it. Some malts and I am getting some banana.

T - Honey and malts. The malts really jump out and say hellll-oo. Kind of a nice grassy taste at the end too.

M - Wow. Perfect for a pilsener.

D - Impressed. Wished they would bottle.

09-26-2008 05:22:58 | More by MisterClean
Photo of elNopalero


4.41/5  rDev +20.8%

Tried this on tap, wrote it down as “00” which I assume is the same as double-aught. So there.

This pours a golden yellow-straw color with great foam.

This has a lightly hopped aroma with a distinct lightly toasted biscuit note to it.

There’s a slight peppery note on the flavor which complements the grassy hops and toasted biscuit. I made a note of the carbonation as it kept things feeling light.

I really enjoyed this one. First time seeing it.

09-10-2013 06:19:53 | More by elNopalero
Photo of John_Squires

New York

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

09-16-2013 03:03:20 | More by John_Squires
Photo of HopHead84


4.25/5  rDev +16.4%


On tap at URGE.

A: Transparent straw colored with an in inch of white foam.

S: Lightly sweet cereal grains accompany spicy herbal hop notes. I get a little honey. Smells great.

T: Crackery malt with a dash of biscuit and sweetness. Hope are grassy and bitterness is at a moderate level. The beer is very clean, and it finishes crisp.

M: Light in body with high carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry and crisp.

Overall: I don't think it's quite bitter enough for the style, but it's still damn drinkable and really enjoyable.

11-09-2011 18:54:29 | More by HopHead84
Photo of SurlyDuff


4.03/5  rDev +10.4%

Did a 10oz pour of this at the pub in Healdsburg during one of my two trips there. Pours a great clean golden color. Slight diacetyl butteriness in the aroma, but otherwise a good crisp noble hop twang and a light cereal malt presence.

Taste was clean enough for a pils, a great drinker for the scorching summer day I spent out on their thankfully shaded deck. Maybe the slightest cooked veggie in there, but otherwise true to style.

It's not something I'd expect them to ever bottle, but just a great tasty lager.

08-06-2009 03:01:39 | More by SurlyDuff
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-08-2013 19:09:45 | More by waddellc2
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-12-2014 00:03:11 | More by jaydoc
Photo of plaid75

New York

4/5  rDev +9.6%

On draft at The Blind Tiger, NYC.

Poured a medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light, round cereal malts with a subtle hop spice.

The taste was well balanced and leaned toward the maltier side of the style.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty and quite quaffable pils.

10-14-2009 18:56:08 | More by plaid75
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

08-30-2013 06:05:33 | More by crob3888
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-14-2011 08:28:47 | More by avaldivia
Photo of ToasterChef


3.95/5  rDev +8.2%

Reviewed from my notes. I had this on tap at the Thirsty Monk in Asheville; it's the first beer I ordered there. It was served in a standard pint glass. It has a golden straw color with a thin skim of white bubbles. I can see streams of bubbles rising in the glass. It's a good example of how a pilsner should look. It has a slightly grassy aroma. It tastes a bit sweet but also has some dryness to it. There is some earthy yeast present, as well as a good malt character. It is quite refreshing and drinkable. ORder a glass of this if you get the chance.

08-20-2009 16:35:53 | More by ToasterChef
Photo of Nickls

District of Columbia

3.95/5  rDev +8.2%

(From notes)

A - Slightly hazy, but mostly clear yellowy color; poured with a very thin white head

S - Minerally and earthy hoppiness; solid maltiness as well. Nice

T - Nicely hoppy and very much within the style range (this is certainly no Prima Pils); balanced well with the malts

M - Medium MF; very muted carbonation; would have liked a crisper MF

D - Really nice drinking; sessionable is the key here

Overall, nice tasting Pils and puts a load of others too shame. However, I was looking for something a little crisper.

09-05-2009 21:01:25 | More by Nickls
Photo of NeroFiddled


3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

Double aught? Hmmm. Interesting. I asked the server what it was and I was told "It's Bear Republic's light beer". Really?


It displays a clear golden body beneath a frothy white head that settles to become creamy and holds surprisingly well. The lacing about the glass is average.

The aroma is straightforward malt and hop, but it's fairly non-descript. A bit more hops in the nose would be nice.

The flavor is fairly straight-forward as well, delivering grainy malt and spicy, mildly herbal, floral, and almost leafy hops. A solid bitterness backs it. It finishes with a lingering combination of grainy and lightly sweet malt; hops; and a drying bitterness.

It's well-rounded and balanced, and to be honest, very drinkable. Nicely done!

09-11-2009 00:50:48 | More by NeroFiddled
Photo of Kegatron


3.88/5  rDev +6.3%

Guest tap @ the Bullfrog Brewery (Williamsport, PA) on 1/31/10. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear gold with a finger of bright-white smooth looking head. Retains mostly around the edges, leaving some strong foamy swathes of lacing back. Classic Pils aroma here. The aroma smells of eggs and bread, along with a good bit of floral hops and spice as well. This just has the feel of a nice and fresh aggressive bloom of flavors in the nose. Well done.

The taste is sweet breadiness across the tongue, with some light fruity citric flavors mixed in, and the spiciness of the hops coating the mouth towards the back of the swallow. Plenty of dryness and lingering spice has you ready for that next refreshing sip almost immediately. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a very crisp feel up front but then gets much more smooth and creamy feeling across the back of the throat. Just a spot on feel here.

This all around probably could have used a bit more on the hop side for better balance but for the most part, this was tasty, crisp, and refreshing as heck. I could have easily drank a few more of these.

01-31-2010 18:56:12 | More by Kegatron
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3.88/5  rDev +6.3%

Of all places, this was on tap at a Mexican restaurant here in Northampton, MA.

I had no idea what it was and neither did the woman pouring it. I was surprise when it came out looking a bit like Bud or Coors. Very pale yellow and macro-esque.

Aroma was very subtle, some malt sweetness and a little metallic.

Flavor was very crisp, dry and slightly sweet. No major flaws but nothing spectacular. This is not a style I go crazy over but as far as Czech Pilseners go this was spot on and very well done.

Overall, decent with a burrito but not something I'd get again.

11-08-2009 03:33:14 | More by indiapaleale
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Growler from Bierkraft. Pours medium yellow coloured body with creamy white head, leaving 3/8 inch of retention. Good creamy mouthfeel, and combined with the sessionable alcohol, this is very drinkable. A nice bitterness, well balanced. Brewery continues to grind out good beers, hitting the style.

10-28-2011 00:07:09 | More by Sammy
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-14-2013 04:12:58 | More by mc4z
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-31-2014 15:00:33 | More by KevinGordon
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-15-2014 21:20:59 | More by sansho
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-25-2013 15:40:40 | More by BARFLYB
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-06-2012 03:54:35 | More by mhaugo
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-12-2014 14:09:55 | More by Gregwa
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-15-2014 05:03:14 | More by ItsYourBoyBlue
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-21-2012 02:43:33 | More by t0rin0
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North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%

On-tap at Woody's City Market served in a standard pint-glass a crisp straw yellow with a decent off-whit head. Aroma is a slight amount of sweet malts and crisp hops. Taste was a subtle but present blend of pale malts againts subdued citrus hops. The beer is quite light and crisp, and would be great on a scorching summer day like we had this past weekend. This is likely the best beer I've had of the style so far.

08-13-2009 21:37:21 | More by atsprings
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Double Aught from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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