Bears 'n Roses | Catawba Brewing Co.

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3.38 w/ 2 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by blackie on 08-03-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
2
Liked:
1
Avg:
3.38/5
pDev:
0%
Alströms:
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Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of jrallen34
2.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Growler provided by Sean last night...Pours a medium brown with ruby highlights, much lighter when held up. A light tan head ok retention, watery lacing...The aroma is all over the place, light bourbon, roasted nuts and a weird sour finish...The taste is just weird, sour bourbon, lightly sweet, off metallic finish. We could not finish this growler, a total drain pour and made us thin this may have been infected. However, with so few reviews here and none on rb not sure.

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Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

so apparently this is the standard abv Brown Bear aged in (presumably) Four Roses bourbon barrels, the original is 4.5%, but no idea what the barreling adds

a: deep chestnut brown in color, nice off-white head that pulls back to a thin coating

s: a balance of chocolate, nuts, and smooth roast, complimented with a delicate bourbon aroma that's very well played, working well with the brown ale base rather than dominating, and contributing only a mild booziness, subtly hopped

m: carbonation low, medium bodied, smooth

t: nutty background and soft roasts with an overlay of earthy and somewhat sweet chocolate, smooth bourbon profile brings a nice complexity to the otherwise simple but well-structured ale, only glimpses of alcohol, earthy hop profile with an easy finish

d: drinkability not a problem, impressed with Catawba's ability to handle bourbon-barreling such a small beer

growler from Bruisin', naturally chilled and consumed streamside in a Nantahala valley

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Bears 'n Roses from Catawba Brewing Co.
Beer rating: - out of 100 with 2 ratings
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