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Clobberskull | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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3.97/5
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30 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This English Estate October Ale is brewed with 10% raw wheat and 10% split peas. Fermented with our house Scottish ale yeast and barrel aged for 100 days in 1st beer use French Oak barrels.

Added by nickd717 on 11-19-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,383
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
30
pDev:
8.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A very light, fruity, welcoming aroma. Taste follows with a berry-like fruit flavor and a sticky sweetness. The barrel isn't really noticeable at all unless you let the beer linger on the palate a bit.

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4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Bear Republic Brewing Company in Healdsburg, CA.

Pours a hazy copper with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, black tea, fruit, wood, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, brown sugar, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with lots of fruit and sticky sugar characteristics all around.

Serving type: on tap.

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3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Rated, on tap, on January 18, 2015

Description: Barrel aged for 100 days in French oak.

Deep red, almost ruby, color. Modest head, nearly no lace. Cloudy.

Sweet (like molasses) aroma with ample alcohol nose.

The smell carries through in the flavor. Lots of alcohol warmth. Syrupy but with good carbonation. Comes across as beer brandy blend. Aftertaste is sugary with only a touch of bitterness.

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3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finsihed the Bear Republic Beer Dinner at Good Life, Massapequa NY with this guy

A - Orange pour with a red hue. Minimal foam and carbonation. Opaque.

S - Complex smell of fresh berries, vanilla extract, honey, and molasses-sweet malt.

T - Taste didn't quite capture the details in the smell, but it was a richly sweet strong ale that could put you into a diabetic coma.

M - A sipper. The sugary feel and thick syrupy consistency makes this a good after dinner drink.

O - A fun beer that is very complex. Good dessert beer.

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Clobberskull from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 30 ratings
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