Double Aught | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
84
good
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
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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 Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kbuzz
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of DrunkenMonk
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of markgugs
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of AgentMunky
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of craft_shannie
3/5  rDev -19.8%

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

Photo of Joeperl47
3.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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 IPAchris
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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 bumchilly25
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of WynnO
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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

Photo of rolltide8425
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of sparx1100
3.27/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of braican
3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bankboy66
3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a bottle. Looks and smells great. Very crisp....seems very carbonated. Taste is not typical Pilsner to me. Pretty good but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at the brewery in Healdsburg.

Pours a clear golden colour, with a very light body. Head is a fluffy, but loose-bubbled white. Patchy, bubbly lace and streaming carbonation rounds out the picture. Not bad.

Aroma is grainy and pleasantly crisp. Some German noble hop characters come through and a light touch of honey. Again, it's not bad. Not exciting, mind, but not bad.

Taste progresses in a similar vein. Mild grain characters, moderate sweetness on the front, with a bready mid-palate that retains its sweetness and omits any fragrance or hop characters. Finish is empty, and crying out for some crispness or true hop bitterness. Pretty average stuff.

Feel is light, which is suitable enough, but it doesn't have much to work with here.

It's not bad. It's drinkable, it's light, but it should be better. This is like Bear Republic saying "Oh, a pils? Yeah, that's that really dull style of beer: we can do that with our eyes closed." But pilseners are a much better style than this very ordinary example would have you believe.

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Photo of djrn2
3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MJSJr
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of dertyd
3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.44/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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