Ursus - Greenbush Brewing Company

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 48
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Greenbush Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: ahq514 on 12-29-2011

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Reviews by ahq514:
Photo of ahq514
4.14/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass.

Pours a chocolate brown with almost no head. Appears to have low carbonation. Light spots of lacing.

Smells rich and malty. Dark fruits make themselves known, especially those dates. Not much of a hop presence. The malt is the dominant force here. Fairly straight forward aroma.

Just like the aroma, rich and malty are the two best terms to describe it. Has a sweetness to it too. Dates are there but take a backseat to the malt. They complement each other very well. After tasting a bunch of their beers, I assume their house yeast is similar to english yeast strains. A very light bitterness.

A good barely above medium body. Low carbonation. A good winter sipper just as the label suggests.

Having had less than 10 old ales before, this one ranks in the top half for sure. Not the most extreme beer, but thats what I like about Greenbush, they just make awesome beer. I think all of their beers are a little low on carbonation, this one included. The only other thing I would change about this beer is adding a little bit more body, but I am happy with it either way. (1,128 characters)

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Photo of warnerry
3.97/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear deep brown with a touch of purple. Almost no head, but what is there is very light in color. The biggest contrast between the liquid and head colors that I have seen. Only small spots of lacing.

S - Dark fruits up front, with lots of plum. Chocolate and caramel malt, with a bit of roast. A bit of alcohol in the nose.

T- Similar to smell, win a big chocolate malt presence, and more roasted malts than in the aroma. Dark fruits are also prominent, with big plum notes. Very faint sweetness, with some earthiness and a bit of bitterness on the finish. Not as "big" as some old ales, but very tasty.

M -- Medium mouthfeel but not too heavy. Bitter and dry on the finish.

O - Pretty big plum presence here, which I enjoyed but might not be for everyone. Very enjoyable take on the style and on the lighter end of the old ale spectrum. (854 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.63/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.94/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: on-tap pint
Glass: Pint
From: Ashley's in Ann Arbor
Price: $6.50

Appearance: Dark brown almost black. No head by time I got it, but a nice white lacing around the outside. almost opaque.

Smell: Malty goodness. sweet, some dark fruits, a touch of alcohol.

Taste: pretty sweet, strong malts, dark fruits and a nice touch of alcohol. good but could use just a little something more

Mouthfeel: medium to slightly heavier. just a tad sticky.

Overall: a well brewed beer but needs just one more tweak to make great. I like my old ales a little bit more character. This one could use maybe some earthy hops, some age in an oak barrel, or maybe a combination of hops and toffee. My second beer from greenbush. both were good, neither wowed me. (746 characters)

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2.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter at Beer Market - Schaumburg.

The musical set here is surprisingly good... ...Anyway, this stuff pours a very dark, slightly murky midnight sienna topped by a half-finger of off-khaki foam. The nose comprises dates, light maple syrup, dark fruits, brown sugar, and a touch of rye bread. The taste brings in more of the same, that heapin' helpin' of dates really coming through and choking out all competitors. The body is a solid medium, bordering on hefty, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally smooth feel. Overall, a surprisingly solid beer, but one whose enjoyment is predicated on your taste for dates. (639 characters)

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4/5  rDev n/a

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Ursus from Greenbush Brewing Company
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