Polar Light | Big Bear Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Big Bear Brewing Company
Florida, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by blitheringidiot on 09-24-2005

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by ThirstyBird:
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2.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tasted from a 5 oz. sampler at the brewery
A - Super pale yellow. White head that falls away. Some lacing.
S - Not much smell - a bit of cereal malt
T - Little grain some malt sweetness
M/F - Watery, super light
D - Not a very ambitious brew. I could see some folks that like a light and sweet ale appreciating this one but not many BAs.

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Photo of Rifugium
2.11/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

First had: on tap at Big Bear, Coral Springs, FL

Not my style of beer, but it came with the sampler. Clear yellow pour with a substantial white head; moderate retention and actually lots and lots of lacing. Simple aroma, toasted grains, corn, light herbal hops. It's a blonde ale. Taste was the same, light, grainy, corny, soft hoppage, for a mass-appealing light-tasting beer that was light in flavor, but easily drinkable. Good for what it's good for.

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Photo of zeff80
3.05/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a fizzy, white head of foam. The head was short-lived and left minimal lacing.

S - It smelled of grains, cereal and some caramel. Not a lot going on here.

T - Lightly hopped with a sweet backbone of caramel and grains. There was a slight floral taste, too.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light bodied ale with a clean finish.

O - This is a nice "gateway" beer. Easy drinking and sessionable. I could drinking this on the patio on a hot Florida afternoon.

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Photo of HeartofMiami
2.92/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of embass
2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of blitheringidiot
2.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This light pours a light (even for a light beer) pale with some frothy sticky lace lining the glass. The head and lace were at least indicitive of quality ingredients, but the rest was downhill. Hardly a detectable scent of grassy grain and this is a smokefree ambiance. Flavor is a diluted watered down brew that left me flat and please note that this comes from a BA who HAS given good reviews to light beers in the past, notably McKenzies. This beer was the least favorable of all. Big Bear makes better. Technically, this is a Light American Ale.

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Photo of Satsuma
3.38/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Polar Light from Big Bear Brewing Company
2.67 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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