Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Bobcat Brown | Bridger Brewing

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bridger Brewing
Montana, United States | website

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beergoot on 08-04-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
6
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
8.96%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by beergoot:
Photo of beergoot
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The brewery's beer board had the the ABV listed as 5.2% while the web site lists 5.0%. The board also listed a 19% IBU.

Cola brown body with a thin, wispy head. The smell contained very faint sweet and roasted grain notes. The flavor brought flavors of lightly charred bread crust, faint chocolate, and thin caramelized sugars. Medium-light body; fairly dry finish.

The beer comes across lightweight and somewhat weak though not without merit. The main problem is a lackluster, thin and watery malt base. The hop bitterness is spot-on yet doesn't have the sugary malt sweetness to bounce off of to bring out much depth or complexity. Decent if uninspiring.

 658 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beer_nibbler
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of chadwickness
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from growler into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a medium dark brown color with a one finger head of fizzy white foam. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a little bit of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is a nice blend of chocolate and caramel giving it a very sweet aroma. Along with these smells are some roasted malt smells mixed with a hint of an herbal aroma as well as with a bit of a vanilla sweetness and a light nuttiness.

Taste – The taste begins with a nice roasted malt flavor with some hints of a light chocolate and with some sweeter flavors of caramel and vanilla. As the taste advances, the chocolate and vanilla actually fade a little bit with some flavors of nut replacing these. The nuttiness grows more and more intense as the flavor moves onto the end, and with a little bit of an increase in light herbal and earthy hop tastes, one is left with a somewhat roasty and bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side for a brown ale with a carbonation level that is slightly higher side, especially for a growler pour. For a brown ale a little more thickness and creaminess as well as a little lower carbonation level would have likely been better for the roasty and nutty flavors of the brew and given these flavors much more umph.

Overall – A pretty decent brown ale with a nutty and drier flavor overall. Nothing too exceptional but still a decent drinker.

 1,499 characters

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bobcat Brown from Bridger Brewing
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe