Brown Bear | Big Bear Brewing Company

BA SCORE
3.43/5
12 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Bear Brewing Company
Florida, United States
bigbearbrewingco.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by blitheringidiot on 09-24-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,053
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
12
pDev:
15.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by ThirstyBird:
Photo of ThirstyBird
2.18/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tried as a 5oz sample on tap
A - Brown with reddish highlights, Off white head falls to a skim.
S - Very sweet, brown sugar, nut.
T - Taste follows nose with addition of caramel. Has acidic aftertaste. This brew is cloyingly sweet.
M/F - Light body and lightly carbonated...a little flat.
D - Too sweet and too flat - didn't finish.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BIGJoe611
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of Rifugium
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Clear mahogany brown pour with a small off-white head; minimal retention and lacing. Basic aroma consistent with the style, nutty, caramel malts. Taste was similar, sugary malts, somewhat nutty, toasted grains, a slight hop bitterness in the finish. Light-medium body, and pretty easily drinkable. Nothing special, but nothing really bad.

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Photo of zeff80
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a clear, brown color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left very little lacing.

S - It smelled of caramel and toffee. There was a slightly nutty aroma, too.

T - It tasted malty with some sweet caramel. It had some earthy/grassy character, too.

M - It was fairly crisp and sharp. A light to medium bodied brown ale.

O - This is a pretty nice brown ale. Another solid, sessionable brew at Big Bear.

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Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of patti13
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of embass
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of DUBinMIA
3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on tap. Retains a thin layer of light head... Nothing spectacular.

Malt sugar smell... No real hop aroma

Taste is sweet and generic brown ale like.

Light body

Overall it was ok just a plain brown ale.... Not my particular style so its hard to judge without bias

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Photo of chris1919
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of blitheringidiot
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brown ale pours a "just darker" than the red ale with a typical mahogany hue. Light scents of some Earthy husky grain. Overall roasted caramel and some nuttiness in the finish. A malty vanilla pecan ice cream backing. A bit on the thin side, and grainy. It's a brown.

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Photo of DuffDaddy
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

had a pint with dinner (fish and chips) while in Hollywood for a deposition.

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Photo of Satsuma
4.04/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown Bear from Big Bear Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 12 ratings
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