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Old Saint Chango | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This year's winter warmer is complemented by cocoa nibs and Mexican Chocolate, while the German wheat beer yeast strain lends banana-rama goodness. Old Saint Chongo, patron saint of our monkey friends, requested this beer himself.

Added by GRG1313 on 01-02-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
39
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
27.15%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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On tap at Bear Republic 12/31/11 and listed as "This year's winter warmer." Made with cocoa nibs and Mexican chocolate.

The appearance is black with a medium thick dark khaki head that is retained for longer than most. Nice looking.

Nose is rich "chocolate malt," assertive roasted sweet coffee and malted milk balls. There is a chocolate/banana character to the nose and it is very inviting and appealing.

Mouthfeel is creamy, rich and bold with nice carbonation and you don't want to taste this one as "really drink it."

Flavor profile is what really wins the day. This beer, simply put, is delicious. There is a rich chocolate malt/banana sweet character that first really seems sweet and chocolaty, but it then goes to an appealing lightly sweet/bitter chocolate/roasted grain/coffee character.

Finish is all chocolate/coffee/rich roasted grain with hints of sweet and undertones of bitter espresso.

I'm one who is drinking less and less of these kinds of brews. However, this one is a winner that I'd gladly drink anytime. Really a nice effort and the highlight of our "full list" tasting at Bear Republic over the New Years weekend.

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Served in a sample glass at the brewery.

A: Dark, opaque maple. Light tan head.

S: Roasted-sweet malt. Brown sugar.

T: Sweet, sweet brown sugar and hint of chocolate. Rich and rewarding. Lightly spicy.

M: Smooth and exciting.

O: Solid winter warmer. Engaging and tasty. Well-made and recommended.

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Old Saint Chango from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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