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Old Saint Chango - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Old Saint Chango
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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:
Beer added by: GRG1313 on 01-02-2012

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.
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 4
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Old Saint Chango from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.