Hair Of The Bear | Mammoth Brewing Company

Hair Of The BearHair Of The Bear
BA SCORE
47.4%
Liked This Beer
3.66 w/ 38 ratings
Hair Of The BearHair Of The Bear
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mammoth Brewing Company
California, United States
mammothbrewingco.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HalfFull on 08-10-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,569
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
38
Liked:
18
Avg:
3.66/5
pDev:
12.3%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 21
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3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Magister_Beav
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Irrationalist
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Skeeze
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Liana
4.5/5  rDev +23%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of TheRealBigC
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap, looked and smelled pretty good - bready and slightly fruity fragrance. Taste was smooth and full, but I couldn't really pick apart the pieces. It's one of those beers that you want to like, but can't. You'll drink it, but you don't really remember what you just had. I will say that for being a 9% doppelbock, it's really easy to drink. Mammoth has tried to develop some bigger beers and they are nearly good. I want to get behind them but at the end of the day I've got Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Russian River, Firestone Walker, Stone, etc. nearby with strong presence and I can't say Mammoth competes with their diversity and quality on all fronts.

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Photo of shade13
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of kyager2000
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of JustinQ
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of outlaw1323
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of 4000qtrap
3.21/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Source/Serving: 750mL bottle

S: Day-old brown bread with dried cherries and plums, spirit-like alcohol warming. Fruitiness is quite light and hints at raspberries, apple, and pear.

T: Very smooth maltiness that’s got a lot of black fruit and a touch of golden biscuit breadiness but is only slightly sweet up front. A touch dry in the middle with bread crust and brown sugar piercing through the continued fruitiness. Fruits are rich and smooth with a lot of plum-wine character. Fairly refined since its not sweet. No hop character, but it a touch tannic/grainy/minerally. Full-bodied, average for the style. Finish has a nice light sherry note and is pleasantly warming with the faintest hint of herbal/floral noble hops to complement the fruit.

Notes: As mentioned by others, a decent beer that’s just a bit plain and one-dimensional.

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Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of brentk56
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a burnished chestnut with a finger's worth of head that leaves quite a few strands behind; good retention

Smell: Burnt brown sugar, caramel, plums and figs, with a hint of chocolate

Taste: Caramel and plums, with subtle undertones of fig flavor; no real flavor progression

Mouthfeel: Full bodied but rather flabby, despite the attractive head/lacing

Overall: A rather run of the mill version of the style; nothing wrong with it (other than the mouthfeel) but just not that memorable

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Photo of OStrungT
3.11/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a rusty orangish brown color, with a thin, light brown head. The head fades slowly, leaving a nice lace.

This beer has a sweet caramel aroma. I get a sligtly nutty aroma as well. the alcohol is well hidden in the aroma.

This beer tastes like it smells, some sweet caramel with some nuttyness.

This beer is smooth. It leaves a sweet malty aftertaste.

I doubt this beer would make a great session beer. It is a bit high in alcohol.

Overall: I think this beer is a bit boring. It is pretty plain in both aroma and flavor. It isnt bad, I just think it could be more.

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Photo of McStagger
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked this up when my brother got married in Yosemite.

A: Moderate pour into beer mug. Beer is cloudy amber...like an extra dark dunkelweizen. Red/amber core with cloudy orangish outline when held up to the light. Tan head. Moderate retention. Carbonation is much more prevalent than expected.

S: Wonderful aromas of milk chocolate, dark fruit, malt syrup, toasted sugar and a mild bit of pine-y hops. The nose on this bad boy is pretty damn good.

T: Delicious sweet malts and molasses in the forefront lead way to a lingering expression of mocha that begins with the sweetness of lighter milk chocolates and finishes with roasted coffee and semi dark chocolate notes. This beer is nine percent alcohol and hides it quite well.

M: Probably the beer's greatest downfall. While not watery by any means, this beer does feel a tad on the thin side for the fairly robust flavor it exudes. While not necessarily a detriment, I feel this beer could be just a bit "thicker".

O: Pretty good little Doppel and a great way to reintroduce myself into dark beer. I'm coming full circle and fully expect to buy more porters, stouts and doppels the next time I'm out.

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Photo of blincoln
2.35/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Dark carmel brown with a thin layer of coffee colored head. Head dissipates very quickly with no lacing.

Aroma: Roasted malts and nuts with a tinge of sourness to it. Hint of chocolate.

Taste: Not a real rich beer. Bready with malts and roasted nuts. An ever-so-small hint of chocolate. 9% alcohol is masked well behind the blandness. More smell than taste.

Palette: Very light with almost no carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall: Compared to the Death Valley and Grand Canyon beers, this one was a disappointment. I'm hoping the other Mammoth Brewing Co beers are better, but Hair of the Bear has dashed my hopes. Its rather bland and simple with nothing really separating it from any other average doppel bock.

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Photo of bceagles39
3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On draft at Gastropub 775 in Reno, NV on July 26 2011.

Has a thick tan head, minimal lacing. Deep brown color.

Smells great like cherries and chocolate.

Tasted sweeet, sticky sweet; extreme malt and milk chocolate.

I couldn't get past the sweetness, and I am a lover of sweet beers. Was a struggle to finish.

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Photo of NickRivers
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A&S - Pours a deep red with a one finger tan head. Tons of cherries on the nose with a smokey chocolate finish, not to much hops or alcohol.

T&M - Starts off with notes of chocolate, bread, and mostly cherries and slowly but surely turns to a earth hop infused nutty flavor with a smokey finish, nice medium/heavy body with not to much burning alcohol like other DBs.

O - A very good beer, just not my style.

My fourth Mammoth Brewing beer, which ended up being around 4/4, every brew was solid for its style and seem to feel true to Mammoth and the surrounding areas. This beer is sure to please anyone who loves a sweet and fruity beer. For me, it was just too much, it was great overall but I just didn't seem to be in the mood, which comes up a lot for this brewery, I feel the beers were crafted so that they could be appreciated at the brewery or in the village as apposed to bringing them home and enjoying them in a different environment. The 395 IPA was very piney and full of local juniper and sage which thrives throughout the area. I gave it a reasonable even though I didn't fully enjoy it. If your in the area pick it up, hopefully you'll have better luck. Stay thirsty my friends.

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Hair Of The Bear from Mammoth Brewing Company
Beer rating: 47.4% out of 100 with 38 ratings
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