Bear Ass | Beartown Brewery

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Brewed by:
Beartown Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Photo of AgentMunky
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

A: A finger of white head. Rich red-nutty brown. Dark, and bearly (pun intended) clear. Very pretty, with heavy lace on the top half of the class.

S: Citrus (grapefruit) and green apple Jolly Ranchers.

T: Tasty. The green apple candy taste carries over briefly before going into a tart and slightly hoppy maintaste. The aftertaste is pleasant as well -- lightly bitter and quenching -- but don't linger.

M: Mellow, scrumptious, and lightly prickly.

D: I was working on the assumption that one couldn't get away with naming a bad/mediocre beer such an unpleasant name. I was correct. I really liked Bear Ass and recommend it to all.

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Photo of wl0307
2.91/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Transcribed from Notes of 24/10/2006, this was the seventh beer tasted at the Capitol, a JDW pub in Forest Hill, SE London, during the chain’s Full Moon Beer Festival.

A: translucent dark reddish brown, coming with a thin beige head and low carbonation - looking okay.
S: an astringent, sour-sweet citric+peachy edge as of expired fruits prevails upfront, added by a sharp wet-leafy hoppiness. A swirl brings out more sour rotten peaches - definitely not on form.
T: rounded-textured brown-bread malts and lightly warming chocolatey and toffee-ish malts approach jointly upfront, on a par with light-bodied sourness from hops... the mouthfeel thins out in the end, given not much bitterness to enjoy but an excessive rusty tinge seems to linger.
M&D: lightly bodied and light in texture, this ale is not on form, otherwise the lovely malt content would've been more pronounced than average. Gotta try it again on cask!

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Photo of bark
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The colour is dark copper with a tint of red. The small head is beige. Some lacing occurs.

The smell is sweet with notes of herbs and apple juice.

The taste is a bit sour with notes of apple juice, some yeast, flowery flavours and bitter hints. The aftertaste got notes of fruit toffee and apples.

The carbonation is mild with some soft bubbles, the liquid is creamy.

A highly drinkable ale with some very refreshing fruity flavours. It goes down really easy!

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Bear Ass from Beartown Brewery
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 4 ratings