Double Aught | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Double AughtDouble Aught
BA SCORE
49.6%
Liked This Beer
3.66 w/ 119 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
Ranking:
#31,049
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
119
Liked:
59
Avg:
3.66/5
pDev:
10.11%
Alströms:
3.91
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from Bierkraft. Pours medium yellow coloured body with creamy white head, leaving 3/8 inch of retention. Good creamy mouthfeel, and combined with the sessionable alcohol, this is very drinkable. A nice bitterness, well balanced. Brewery continues to grind out good beers, hitting the style.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Eagle Rock Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thin foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain/malt and some grassy aromas. Taste is of grain/malt and some grassy and herbal flavors. There is a very slight bitterness with each sip. This beer has a pretty thin mouthfeel with a light level of carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but nothing too great.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

a tasty pilsener, more in the german tradition than the czech, with a slightly sweeter and larger grain character, and less of the grassy limey hops. bready or rather crackery malt body to this, even though the color hints at some caramel, it stays away from the fully desserty side. all grain up front, with only a bit of bittering hops to balance the finish. the body is really big for the style, drinks more like a pale than a pils, which may limit its sessionability for some. for me, it was just fine, slippery going down still and plenty bubbly. i tend to prefer the czech style, i like those hops a little bit more and its crisper many times. the yeast aspect of this is strange, underachieving maybe. overall good beer, a straight shooter from bear republic. should have mass appeal.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zeff80
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Double aught? Hmmm. Interesting. I asked the server what it was and I was told "It's Bear Republic's light beer". Really?

Not.

It displays a clear golden body beneath a frothy white head that settles to become creamy and holds surprisingly well. The lacing about the glass is average.

The aroma is straightforward malt and hop, but it's fairly non-descript. A bit more hops in the nose would be nice.

The flavor is fairly straight-forward as well, delivering grainy malt and spicy, mildly herbal, floral, and almost leafy hops. A solid bitterness backs it. It finishes with a lingering combination of grainy and lightly sweet malt; hops; and a drying bitterness.

It's well-rounded and balanced, and to be honest, very drinkable. Nicely done!

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Photo of oberon
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
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 mactrail
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clean, crisp and very light Pilsener. Nice subtle flavors with just a kiss of hops. Head dissipates leaving a barely spritzy golden brew. Just a hint of malt. Not much aftertaste. Starts out promising but the flavors are so subtle they get lost before long. Rather anemic with food.

On tap at the Salted Pig in Riverside, Calif.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Guest tap @ the Bullfrog Brewery (Williamsport, PA) on 1/31/10. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear gold with a finger of bright-white smooth looking head. Retains mostly around the edges, leaving some strong foamy swathes of lacing back. Classic Pils aroma here. The aroma smells of eggs and bread, along with a good bit of floral hops and spice as well. This just has the feel of a nice and fresh aggressive bloom of flavors in the nose. Well done.

The taste is sweet breadiness across the tongue, with some light fruity citric flavors mixed in, and the spiciness of the hops coating the mouth towards the back of the swallow. Plenty of dryness and lingering spice has you ready for that next refreshing sip almost immediately. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a very crisp feel up front but then gets much more smooth and creamy feeling across the back of the throat. Just a spot on feel here.

This all around probably could have used a bit more on the hop side for better balance but for the most part, this was tasty, crisp, and refreshing as heck. I could have easily drank a few more of these.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billab914
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
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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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.44/5  rDev -6%
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.
Beer rating: 49.6% out of 100 with 119 ratings
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