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Old Saint Chango - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Old Saint Chango
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22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This year's winter warmer is complemented by cocoa nibs and Mexican Chocolate, while the German wheat beer yeast strain lends banana-rama goodness. Old Saint Chongo, patron saint of our monkey friends, requested this beer himself.

(Beer added by: GRG1313 on 01-02-2012)
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Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
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BJasny

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-23-2014 03:48:14 | More by BJasny
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-05-2014 01:41:05 | More by dgherm
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-23-2014 20:30:13 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-13-2014 15:27:22 | More by Gagnonsux
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JamLand

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-12-2014 01:59:01 | More by JamLand
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-24-2014 01:10:06 | More by largadeer
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Tiernan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-18-2014 08:53:58 | More by Tiernan
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-30-2014 03:06:49 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-30-2014 00:32:13 | More by kjkinsey
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-26-2014 05:40:50 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Marco_Gtz

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

01-26-2014 04:01:17 | More by Marco_Gtz
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kdown

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-26-2014 02:01:59 | More by kdown
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.85/5  rDev +3.8%

I'm used to winter warmers being more towards amber, but this beer seems to straddle the two "winter" categories of armed and stout. The beer is dark, definitely on the stout side. The nose is a quite nutty, with an overall feel towards the dark malt side.

The taste, however isn't as "dark", with some tartness and to me tends towards a more standard warmer. There are definitely some light roasted coffee notes that linger. Overall, I enjoyed this beer, but think if it were re-categorized as a stout, it might be a little lower rated.

01-20-2014 22:53:26 | More by cjgiant
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-18-2014 00:39:59 | More by PEIhop
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ACB

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

01-06-2014 20:31:25 | More by ACB
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HungarianCount

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-01-2014 19:12:48 | More by HungarianCount
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illidurit

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-05-2013 03:55:10 | More by illidurit
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-17-2013 12:48:50 | More by InspectorBob
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-21-2013 08:45:15 | More by ste5venla
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popery

California

3.06/5  rDev -17.5%

Pours murky and brown. Small head. I'm normally pretty easy on appearance but this one is sorta ugly. Looks thick. Smells sweet with molasses, caramel, dough, milk chocolate, but there's also a funny medicinal note that I'm not enjoying. Taste is quite sweet in a cough syrup like way. Lots of that band aid flavor in the finish. Kind of a gummy, syrupy feel. I'm just not a fan of this beer. The flavor combination doesn't work for me. It needs some sort of a balancing note at the very least. An unusual miss from bear republic.

01-15-2013 02:27:03 | More by popery
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AgentMunky

California

3.9/5  rDev +5.1%

Served in a sample glass at the brewery.

A: Dark, opaque maple. Light tan head.

S: Roasted-sweet malt. Brown sugar.

T: Sweet, sweet brown sugar and hint of chocolate. Rich and rewarding. Lightly spicy.

M: Smooth and exciting.

O: Solid winter warmer. Engaging and tasty. Well-made and recommended.

01-06-2013 01:00:53 | More by AgentMunky
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GRG1313

California

4.38/5  rDev +18.1%

On tap at Bear Republic 12/31/11 and listed as "This year's winter warmer." Made with cocoa nibs and Mexican chocolate.

The appearance is black with a medium thick dark khaki head that is retained for longer than most. Nice looking.

Nose is rich "chocolate malt," assertive roasted sweet coffee and malted milk balls. There is a chocolate/banana character to the nose and it is very inviting and appealing.

Mouthfeel is creamy, rich and bold with nice carbonation and you don't want to taste this one as "really drink it."

Flavor profile is what really wins the day. This beer, simply put, is delicious. There is a rich chocolate malt/banana sweet character that first really seems sweet and chocolaty, but it then goes to an appealing lightly sweet/bitter chocolate/roasted grain/coffee character.

Finish is all chocolate/coffee/rich roasted grain with hints of sweet and undertones of bitter espresso.

I'm one who is drinking less and less of these kinds of brews. However, this one is a winner that I'd gladly drink anytime. Really a nice effort and the highlight of our "full list" tasting at Bear Republic over the New Years weekend.

01-02-2012 04:32:24 | More by GRG1313
Old Saint Chango from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.