Oso De Oro | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 02-02-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 7
Photo of avaldivia
2.2/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Honestly, there's just not much to say about this beer. It is boring, and bland. I have come to expect more from Bear Republic. I see what they were going for here, but why? I got this in a row of samplers at the brewery and this one just disappeared.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.33/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Hollingshead's on to the beer:

As the naem suggests, it's gold in color, with a frothy white head on top. The aroma is mostly toasted grain and a snap of floral hops. The taste starts grainy, but turns very floral. The biterness of this beer is moderate, not much hop flaovr expect for the floralness it provides. There's a touch of pine, and many minerals can be tasted in this beer, probably from the water used to make this beer.

I wouldn't have guessed this to be a sub-4% beer, though that might explain the thin maltiness in this lager. The floral flavor takes some getting used to.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.13/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance – This one is a light, hazy yellow in color with a good head.

Smell – The aroma here is stiff and grainy with a faint sense of hops, almost like a German Pilsner.

Taste – The flavor here is straight lagered American grain with a bit of grassy hop balance.

Mouthfeel – This is of course light-bodied. The one thing that I look for in this style is big, huge carbonation, and this one doesn’t disappoint.

Drinkability – This flavor won’t knock your socks off but the body and carbonation are right on.

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Photo of Gusler
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draught @ Papago
The beer after its pour from the tap sets in the glass a limpid amber color with the head modest in size and a semi-creamy off white color, the resultant lace a thin but concealing sheet. Nose is the prototypical sweet malt, fresh and clean, start sweet with a nice malt presence, the top light to moderate in feel. Finish is pleasantly acidic; the hops mild and pleasing to the palate, the aftertaste dry and clean, a nice session beer with its relatively low ABV, certainly worth a sample.

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Photo of rastaman
1.53/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

[email protected] republic Brewpub. Gees, they make such great beer, so i guess this was a surprise, just a bland, slightly cleaner Mexican lager or something, i don't know why they brew it as only saw it at the brewpub while in Californian. Maybe its a popular choice their or something???

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Oso De Oro from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
2.92 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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