Olde Scoutter's Call Of The Wild | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel aged barleywine with local wild yeasts.

Added by womencantsail on 12-04-2010

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by kaseydad:
Photo of kaseydad
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

More User Reviews:
Photo of womencantsail
3.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Strong Ale

A: The pour is a darkish amber color with a finger's worth of khaki colored foam.

S: The nose is sort of what I expected from a bretted barleywine. It's extremely dry with lots of oak, but a lot of piney hops as well. A mild grassy funk, and despite the dryness, there still is a bit of maltiness.

T: Although I knew it was coming, the combination of intense dryness along with fairly powerful bitter hoppiness was just a bit...strange. There is a mild malt character as well as some dark fruit notes.

M: The body is medium with a fairly high level of carbonation for a barleywine and a dry, bitter finish.

D: Certainly an interesting beer. It was nice to try, but I'm not entirely sure how much of this I would want to drink in a sitting.

 775 characters

Photo of HopHead84
2.63/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2


On tap at Pizza Port Strong Ale 2010

A: Hazed vibrant amber. Creamy beige head.

S: Moderate acetic presence, notes of cherries, grapes. Vinegar is definitely strong. Some lactic notes. Light toffee. Some wet leather. Vinous impression.

T: Toffee, lactic sourness, moderate acetic presence. A clash of  wet leather, bitterness, vinegar, toffee, and strange funk. Very odd. Warring flavors.

M: Medium body, moderate carb, sticky mouthfeel.

Overall: nice aroma, bad flavor. Probably just a random barrel that got infected.

 537 characters

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of smithj4
3.96/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JeremyDrinksBeer
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Olde Scoutter's Call Of The Wild from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
3.16 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer Fest® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!