Cher Ami - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
3.89/5 rDev +9%
I had this on tap at Federal Taphouse in Harrisburg enjoyed chilled in a tulip.
The color is a very clear dark golden with thick head of off white with fine bead. The smell is faintly fruity with a pear like scent and slight spice almost peppery in the yeast ester. The feel is good moderate carbonation and gentle sweetness to augment the slight dry finish with mild yeast and alcohol influence.
The flavor is very good, smooth cracker-like malt presence with slight tinge of dried pear and perhaps a floral aspect with mild alcohol which is almost not noticeable. The yeast adds a sublte spice elemtent but it is pretty gentle and overall this is easy to drink. I would get this again since I feel it is a good representation of a Belgian Singel
11-20-2013 23:39:40 | More by Slatetank
3.44/5 rDev -3.6%
Served on-draught at Haven Brewpub in Pasadena into a 14oz stem-tulip. Cost was $6.00. Reviewed from notes. 4.7% ABV confirmed. Reviewed as an Enkel (that’s what it is).
A: Pours a two finger wide head of white colour, nice cream, and nice thickness. Good (4-5 minute) retention. Even lacing.
Body colour is a clear vibrant gold. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.
Quite appealing for the style.
Sm: Quite grainy. Very light restrained floral hop character. Light caramalt. Biscuit malt. Deep and evocative. Biscuity rich yeasty notes. Redolent of Belgian examples of the style. Cream. A mild to moderate strength aroma.
T: Lovely stuff. Biscuit malt, biscuit yeast. Grainy. Minimal floral hop character. Flowery notes. Lilac. Balanced and pleasant. Good subtlety – but not as much as Belgian examples of the style. Quite tasty. A bit too clean and clinical for the style; better enkels/patersbiers are yeastier and more rustic. Good complexity and build for what it is.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Good body. Refreshing. Suits the flavor profile well. Good thickness. I quite like the execution.
Dr: A well executed American attempt at one of the scarcest styles there is. I’d get it again, but it does fall well short of superior Belgian examples. Hides its modest ABV well. Good try, Bear Republic, but it lacks the rustic intricacy required of a great Enkel. Chimay Doree this is not.
06-27-2013 00:49:35 | More by kojevergas
3.6/5 rDev +0.8%
On-tap at Beachwood I,
A: Pours goldenrod with a nice cap of white foam, lots of sticky frothy lace. Very good head retention.
S: Notes of bread, earthy and herbal hops, light barnyard.
T: Nice solid estery yeast flavours. Sugar cane, pear and banana along with a lot of sourdough bread. Never really full-flavoured, but certainly tasty.
M: Light-bodied, soft carbonation, creamy, refereshing.
O: A good solid light Belgian-style beer. Good for a hot spring day like today.
05-04-2013 21:48:26 | More by Halcyondays
Cher Ami from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.