Double Aught | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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84
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112 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:
112
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
10.16%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 112 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of MisterClean
4.55/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Bear Republic tasting at the Rubicon tonight.

A - Light golden in color, little head, appears ver clear. Good example of a pilsener.

S - Honey, and lots of it. Some malts and I am getting some banana.

T - Honey and malts. The malts really jump out and say hellll-oo. Kind of a nice grassy taste at the end too.

M - Wow. Perfect for a pilsener.

D - Impressed. Wished they would bottle.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tried this on tap, wrote it down as “00” which I assume is the same as double-aught. So there.

This pours a golden yellow-straw color with great foam.

This has a lightly hopped aroma with a distinct lightly toasted biscuit note to it.

There’s a slight peppery note on the flavor which complements the grassy hops and toasted biscuit. I made a note of the carbonation as it kept things feeling light.

I really enjoyed this one. First time seeing it.

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Photo of TeachChefs
4.37/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IRONRakkasan
4.29/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopHead84
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11/8/2011

On tap at URGE.

A: Transparent straw colored with an in inch of white foam.

S: Lightly sweet cereal grains accompany spicy herbal hop notes. I get a little honey. Smells great.

T: Crackery malt with a dash of biscuit and sweetness. Hope are grassy and bitterness is at a moderate level. The beer is very clean, and it finishes crisp.

M: Light in body with high carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry and crisp.

Overall: I don't think it's quite bitter enough for the style, but it's still damn drinkable and really enjoyable.

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Photo of John_Squires
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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

Photo of GarageRock
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of anteater
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SurlyDuff
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Did a 10oz pour of this at the pub in Healdsburg during one of my two trips there. Pours a great clean golden color. Slight diacetyl butteriness in the aroma, but otherwise a good crisp noble hop twang and a light cereal malt presence.

Taste was clean enough for a pils, a great drinker for the scorching summer day I spent out on their thankfully shaded deck. Maybe the slightest cooked veggie in there, but otherwise true to style.

It's not something I'd expect them to ever bottle, but just a great tasty lager.

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Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Blind Tiger, NYC.

Poured a medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light, round cereal malts with a subtle hop spice.

The taste was well balanced and leaned toward the maltier side of the style.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty and quite quaffable pils.

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Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +7%

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

Photo of avaldivia
4/5  rDev +7%

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

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sillyhed8
4/5  rDev +7%

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 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 Nickls
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(From notes)

A - Slightly hazy, but mostly clear yellowy color; poured with a very thin white head

S - Minerally and earthy hoppiness; solid maltiness as well. Nice

T - Nicely hoppy and very much within the style range (this is certainly no Prima Pils); balanced well with the malts

M - Medium MF; very muted carbonation; would have liked a crisper MF

D - Really nice drinking; sessionable is the key here

Overall, nice tasting Pils and puts a load of others too shame. However, I was looking for something a little crisper.

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Double Aught from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
3.74 out of 5 based on 112 ratings.
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