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Grizzly Peak ESB - Grizzly Peak Brewing Company

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Grizzly Peak ESB
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grizzly Peak Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 07-31-2002)
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Reviews by xgrigorix:
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4.13/5  rDev +11.3%

On cask, presented in a shaker pint.

Deep rich auburn colour - almost glowing. Thin, but dense, off white head. Thin sheet of lace is left on the glass with every sip - all the way to the bottom.

Nose is very flowery, with a decent enough malty backbone.

Rich and malty. Nice tones of caramel round it out nicely. Striaight forward dry flowery hop finish. Medium bodied, very easy carbonation. Smooth.

06-09-2006 02:19:47 | More by xgrigorix
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +16.7%

I had a few top notch ESB's while back in Michigan over the last week and this may have been the best.Poured a deep clear amber with a very nice well formed head that stuck like glue to the glass,big juicy fruity aromas as well as some brown sugar and tea-like notes even a touch of hard water.Quite rich tasting but smooth and medium bodied going down,biscuity malt,brown sugar and orange marmalade flavors hit ya gliding into a herbal light pine finish.Very rich tasting like I said but very quaffable at the same time,a stellar ESB.

05-08-2006 20:57:52 | More by oberon
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -16.4%

Their standard cask. A little head on a dark reddish tinge. A hoppy fruity aroma, perhaps some wheat, and taste, but taste does not deliver on the aroma. Strange carbonation like it was infected, yeast: it was musty, fungy like. And malt in the finish.

01-31-2007 01:15:07 | More by Sammy
Photo of CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

3.23/5  rDev -12.9%

On cask at the brewpub - Dec 20, 2007. No aroma. Hard to drawn anything other than faint brown sugar. Pours a clear brown, with rocky off-white head above. Flavor is a sweet and woody. A light tooth of crispness in sugar and old hop bitterness. Short. A little light on the carbonation, even for a cask beer. Not as soft and supple as I would have expected. Meh.

11-23-2011 18:27:54 | More by CharlesDarwin
Photo of Monkeyknife


3.78/5  rDev +1.9%

Had this from cask at the Grizzly Peak Brewing Company. Poured a nice reddish-copper color with a rich off-white head and some nice lacing.

Aroma was sweet malts and some fruit.

The taste was very balanced with a delicate maltiness and a soft touch of hops to it. It took me back to the pubs I visited on a trip to England.

Mouthfeel was very nice with the cellar temperature combined with a nice smoothness and no carbonation to it.

This was the best of the beers that I tried at the brewpub. Very drinkable and great with their fish and chips dinner.

08-21-2007 21:14:00 | More by Monkeyknife
Photo of woodychandler


3.78/5  rDev +1.9%

This arrived with a big, rocky, off-white/light-tan head. The color actually settled out to become a very clear, deeply copper-colored ale. The nose was sweetish, but not overwhelmingly so. It had a very mild nose, without much that was discernible. The mouthfeel was medium, with a nice mix of hops and malt in the mouth. There was a definite bitterness, but the malt nicely offset it. The finish had that same sweet, mildly bitter admixture. Highly drinkable, especially on cask.

08-29-2006 23:50:07 | More by woodychandler
Photo of tpeters


3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-23-2014 05:24:06 | More by tpeters
Photo of beernut7


4.05/5  rDev +9.2%

This cask bitter has a deep flowery aroma and wee hazy coppery color. The bitterness of the brew is a tangy addition to the heavy body. The malt profile is just enough to keep the hops from overpowering the beer.

07-31-2002 07:56:00 | More by beernut7
Photo of DrJay


4.05/5  rDev +9.2%

Dark amber/light brown colour, quite clear, topped by a generous off-white head. Good retention and lacing. Toasty malts and a bit of chocolate in the aroma. Moderate bitterness, some chocolate and toasted malts, little hop flavour. Short, bitter finish. Medium/light body and low carbonation. Great for a session.

06-17-2005 02:14:35 | More by DrJay
Photo of Dogbrick


3.18/5  rDev -14.3%

Cask sample at the brewpub: Clear ruddy amber color with a negligible off-white head and spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel, bready malt and fruit. Medium-bodied and kind of creamy with toasted malt and subtle peppery hops flavors. The finish is equal parts hops and malt. Decent overall.

10-05-2007 20:03:44 | More by Dogbrick
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