Brown Bear Ale | Catawba Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Catawba Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
catawbabrewing.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by homersimpson on 11-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
15.63%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: brown in color with a one finger head that falls apart quickly.

Smell: some bread and earthy tones rise from the glass.

Taste: moderate malt profile with some hints of nuts, hint of chocolate, and an earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Short aftertaste here.

Overall: a decent brown ale that is easy to drink.

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

Photo of OldSwampy
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My second beer from this brewery, and another winner. Dark brown, as dark as a stout, and a light tan head. Lacing minimal. Nose and taste also in some ways like some porters or stouts. Nose dominated by caramel malts. More malt than hops, more nutty than floral, but altogether a solid flavor, though not extravagant. Mouthfeel simple, clean, a little dry, a minimally bitter finish. Just a nice solid dark ale package without being truly complex or outstanding. From a can, poured into a nonic for drinking, bottom dated 117-16 (i.e. 25 April 2016).

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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Brown Bear Ale from Catawba Brewing Co.
3.71 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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