Double Aught | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
84
good
105 Ratings
Double AughtDouble Aught
BEER INFO

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

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with Pilsner and Vienna malts and a light touch of noble hops, this light, pale lager is malty yet crisp and refreshing.

Added by MisterClean on 09-26-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
105
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
10.43%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Turbo
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rarigney
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: brilliant gold and had rapidly rising bubbles with a rapidly disappearing 1" snow white foam cap.

S: Rich malt aromas, light grain, cracker, light floral and earthy hops and hop spice. Has a clean fermentation character with slightly more malt than hops in the aroma.

T: Rich malt, cracker, traces of light caramel balanced by floral, earthy hops and a very pleasant and lingering crisp bitter hop finish.

F: Medium light body with low carbonation.

O: A very drinkable, flavorful light beer. The body is a little thin and the head retention is a little low.

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Photo of oberon
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a pilsner a light straw color with a thinner bone white head atop.Crushed pilsner malts and some cracker meal mainly in the nose,a light smattering of leafy hops is detected as well.A nice crispness on the palate,quite dry with cracker and fresh baked bread notes,not doughy but bready.A decent herbal hoppy note in the finish makes for an easy drinking but substantial pilsner.

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Photo of outoffocus
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zeff80
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.02/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dacrza1
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

DATE: November 24, 2016... OCCASION: a Thanksgiving spent in the city ends on the couch with more football... GLASSWARE: Hennepin pokal... pours a sallow yellow golden body, with a turbulent center... a snow-white head laces nicely to a half-finger width, ringing the glass like a crown while creating clouds inside its circle... lemon grass, sweet dough malts, slight metallic ping, some softened fruit, and off-putting phenol supply a mixed bag of aromas... mouthfeel is light, almost as a light beer might feel, with minimal effervescence and slight action at the throat...little to speak of at the teeth or tongue, though it is a bit creamy... banana, lemongrass, slight bittering hops, and watery attitude makes this a rather uneventful beer, despite its engaging name... not a beer much above the run-of-the-mill light beer to be had for less cash... not feeling this one, despite its promising start...

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Casey3236
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brolo75
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pours pale straw color with a bright white head, decent head retention, good amount of carbonation, beer is clear, looks good.

A: Soft lemon, grass, wet hay, pepper, spice, aromas are subtle, has a nice complexity.

T: Follows the nose with a soft touch of citrus, moderate peppery spice, slight hop flavors, wet hay, grass, very drinkable and enjoyable.

M: Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

O: Very tasty, really enjoyed this for its drinkability, good amount of flavor, definitely reach for this again.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Clear 15.25-oz. pilsner glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $1.67
Purchased: Oct. 26, 2016
Consumed: Oct. 30, 2016
Reviewed as: Czech Pilsner
Misc.: Best by Nov. 21, 2016 (I think)

Finished some work rather early and decided to review a few beers. Was not in the mood for a pilsner, but why not? Picked this up at Trader Joe’s, breaking up a 6-pack. Generally a fan of Bear Republic, so hoping this would be decent.

Poured a light-to-medium clear color with two fingers of frothy white head. Lots of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass, which is to be expected. Good watery lacing. Very good-to-outstanding retention. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled those great Czech Pilsner notes, getting white bread, hazy, corn cereal, peppery spices, watery grain, grass, hay and hints of floral aromas. (Smell - 3.75)

Taste followed the nose, getting spicy peppery notes (looking at the bottle, Hallerauer?), corn cereal, salty white bread, grass, hay, maybe cloves, floral and clean grain. (Taste - 3.75)

Light body. Thin texture. Lively-to-fizzy carbonation. Long, spicy finish. (Feel - 3.75)

Just a very good Czech Pilsner. One of the spicier ones I’ve had though. (Overall - 3.75)

3.77 | 85 | B+

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Photo of Honeybourne
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crimsonfloyd
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pale straw yellow. Quite translucent. White head. Smells of yeast, cornmeal, grass. Bready yeast flavor with nice lime tang. Medium-light body and crisp mouthfeel.

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Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csurowiec
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerbart
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMike
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Mildly hazed pale golden yellow hue, white froth on top does a good job sticking around. Sweet floral hoppiness & clean graininess in the nose. Bready with a soft graininess throughout, hops go from floral to herbal to peppery with a balancing hop bitterness. Clean for the most part, a little but of nuttiness from the yeast but very neutral. Finished semi-dry with some lingering grain and herbal hop.

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Double Aught from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
3.74 out of 5 based on 105 ratings.
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