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Cher Ami - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Cher Ami
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Brewed in the style of a Belgian-style Single this light, fruity, and slightly spicy golden ale is best enjoyed in the company of good friends.

(Beer added by: metter98 on 03-20-2011)
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

largadeer, Nov 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

01/16/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Follows a Unibroue Eau Benite abbey triple which is like witnessing a AAA player at the plate in the majors for the first time.

There is something worthy of attention here, but I'm temporarily distracted. Shows my shortcomings as an objective person.

In the desert island scenario this would not be the one, but if a case washed ashore I'd fashion a bottle opener.

seedyone, Nov 07, 2014
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3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

boondogglefob, Sep 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

tazzman, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

rand, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

timlyon, Jun 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

mc4z, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

runlikeakenyan, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

KornWallace, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

banger7, Jan 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

sbangs, Jan 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Lehighace06, Jan 19, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Slatetank, Nov 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

nmann08, Oct 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

JimmyFlatRock, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Taylor_Boggio, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Zorora, Aug 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

AgentMunky, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

hoppymcgee, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

kbuzz, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Bnoise11, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.


kojevergas, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

510a, Jun 25, 2013
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Cher Ami from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.