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Bear Naked Ale | Adirondack Pub & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Adirondack Pub & Brewery
New York, United States
adkbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A medium-bodied amber ale with a brilliant copper color, top fermenting ale yeast, and a high proportion of Munich Malt creating a clean, crisp beer with a toasty, fruity backbone.

30 IBUs

Added by BBM on 06-07-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,394
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
213
pDev:
14.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
53
Trade:
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4.6/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I always look forward to heading north to have a Bear Naked. It's a pretty refreshing brew best in the warmer months, but pretty good all year. It doesn't have the foamiest head, but it's not terrible either. It has a pretty clean, almost cleansing finish so it really pairs well with a variety of foods, it's too bad the brewpub it comes from doesn't have a stronger menu. Its very drinkable. The taste is almost fruity, not terribly hoppy and over all the years it's been very consistent, which gets a big atta-boy because it's such a small batch brew.

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4.42/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very light copper hue with a one and a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a fresh and vibrant citric hop and a light doughy pale malt.

The taste was upfront breezy citric hops. A light doughy malt and touch of wheat rounded out the flavor.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style. Perhaps a bit cleaner due to the inclusion of the wheat malt.

Overall a very tasty hop forward ale. Very quaffable.

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4.33/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good tasting beer. Had on the shores of lake George and enjoyed it very much. Just a good, solid ale without any bad issues. Not too much stood out about it aside from just generally enjoying it.spending the week in lake George and look forward to enjoying more beers from Adirondack Brewery.

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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.22/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As most ambers do, this pours and amber color with a light white head. The smell has hints of hops, malts and caramel. The taste is heavy doses of caramel, followed by subtle flavors of others, including malts.

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4.17/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass

A: pours a great golden color that is entirely clear with a very thin head of foam that dissipates quickly
S: nice hoppy notes, earthy tones, slight sweetness
T: great taste, really represents the style well, nice hopiness, slight underlying maltiness
M: smooth across the palate initially with very little carbonation, leaves a slight lingering dryness in the mouth
O: really love this brew, incredibly drinkable, delicious

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4.07/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear amber-orange color with a a finger of white frothy head. The head fades fairly quickly to a ring, but laces okay.

S - Aroma is full of cirrus hops and some sweet fruity aromas. There is also a touch of sweet lightly roasted carmel malts in the background that breaks through.

T - Starts off with some fruit esters and orange peel flavor. Lots of fruit elements here. Through the middle the malt comes through alongside some hop bitterness. The finish has some nice sweet fruit flavors and more of the hop bitterness that linger nicely.

M - Medium to medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Very nice and all around crisp beer. Lively on the tongue and very clean finish.

D - Extremely drinkable. The flavor is fairly sweet, but it stays balanced throughout. Feels very nice and crisp and very refreshing.

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4.04/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.04/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.97/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: pale orange-amber hue with a crystal clarity and a goodly effervescence. Head is a thin finger of frothy ivory foam. Decent.

Smell: nice aroma with plenty of caramel, bread and biscuit. There's also a light fruitiness here with a hint of citrus that works quite well. I actually like it.

Taste: flavor is rather caramelly with a light biscuit component and another hit of that light fruitiness. This is an amber that I actually rather like.

Mouthfeel: a surprisingly heavy and well-integrated carbonation gives this beer a good creaminess despite a somewhat light body. I like it a lot.

Overall: this is a tasty and drinkable amber that I would gladly quaff again. Good stuff.

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3.95/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours slightly hazed amber with a thin white head that descends to a thin lasting cover. Little lace.

The smell is of sweet grain with some caramel. Apricot and peach fruitiness with mild citrus in the back.

The taste is of sweet caramel and grain. Bready dough balanced by an apricot/peach fruitiness with a hint of citrus. Finishes on the sweet side.

Lighter side of medium bodied, it is very smooth.

Well-done and pretty unique. High drinkablilty with enough nice taste to keep it interesting. According to John (jcwattsrugger) who was good enough to bring this back to share, it was listed as an alt...Here it is listed as an APA (the website doesn't say). Oddly enough, I could see it fitting broadly into either (though the alt would clearly be an American interpretation. Regardless of style, it's a fine "session" brew!

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3.94/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A gentle pour from the growler yielded a thin white head, which quickly dissipated. No apparent lacing. The body was a medium amber color with no visible carbonation.

S- The nose is packed with crackerlike pale malt... with hints of dried fruit and nuts... and just a trace of low-alpha hop aroma.

T- The taste is a near-perfect replicate of the nose... just a bit more fruity with ale yeast esters, and some additional burnt candy sugar flavor.

M- Medium body with lots of soft carbonation... with a slightly grainy texture from the unattenuated sugar.

D- Very sessionable. Refeshing, delicious and well-balanced. Too bad I don't live in NY- It may be quite some time before I have the pleasure of sampling this again!!

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3.92/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cavalieri
3.89/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Smooth and caramel tastes, has a very unique taste that has the dank hops but no bitterness. Very warm flavors yet great for a summers day. Paired with some BBQ wings it compliments the sugar in the sauce very nicely.

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Bear Naked Ale from Adirondack Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 213 ratings
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