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Ursus - Greenbush Brewing Company

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ahq514 on 12-29-2011)
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

kwittlieff, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of nitro0292
4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Hackney's. Pitch black pour into a snifter with a surprisingly light colored just off-white head. Plenty of stick and retention.

Smell is chocolate and dark fruits / clearly desk malts in play. No hop aroma, but that's OK.

Taste is more of the same, dark and roasty malts. Sweet dark fruit covered in slight bitter chocolate.

Mouthfeel is on the heavy side, but appropriate given the flavor and low carbonation.

This to me is a stout, and a damn good one. Not sure how it gots in the "old ale" universe, but who cares.

Recommended.

nitro0292, Dec 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

jduprey007, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

dcisco44, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

lewdwig, Apr 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

HarmonMW, May 13, 2013
Photo of ahq514
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

ahq514, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

sjroseen, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of SportsandJorts
4/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

SportsandJorts, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Docrock, Dec 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

dunlap926, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of warnerry
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

warnerry, Jan 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

1Adam12, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Gonzoillini, Mar 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

HoneyLamb, Apr 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

enelson, Mar 08, 2012
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StoutHunter, Dec 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Zaphog, Sep 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

sweemzander, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

BrewClint, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

mvdillman, Jan 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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Ursus from Greenbush Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.