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Grizzly Beer - Bellwoods Brewery

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Grizzly Beer
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87
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bellwoods Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jrenihan on 03-02-2013)
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-02-2013 12:57:06 | More by liamt07
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Jerboat

Ontario (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Just delicious.

Hoppy yet distinct malt flavours.

Sweet, yet roasty. Liquid has a cold pressed coffee tone to it.

Thick, almost a root beer floatesque head. Fluffy.

In my opinion one of the best brown ales you can get. Thank goodness this is semi regular at bellwoods.

Ages extremely well. Cracked a year old bottle not too long ago and was wonderfully surprised. Can't recommend enough.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 01:47:40 | More by Jerboat
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AugustusRex

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-10-2014 04:06:50 | More by AugustusRex
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice dark brown (cola like) color to it. It has a nice frothy tan head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, pine resins, roasted malts, chocolate and a slight nuttiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some citrus, bitter pine resins, roasted malts, chocolate/coffee, a slight earthiness and some nuttiness.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. A nice hop-forward Brown Ale.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 18:50:17 | More by SebD
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KrizzlyBear

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-16-2014 22:01:20 | More by KrizzlyBear
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evil_liver

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-27-2014 01:24:19 | More by evil_liver
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-24-2014 01:44:46 | More by KeKeKumba
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewery, then this review from the bottle a few days later. Poured a solid dense tan head, a really dark body, dark brown nearing black. Great lacing and film retention.

S- piney hops are there, with grapefruit, roasty malts, orange, slight caramel toffee and really robust nutty sappy resin character.

T - robust dark malts with a coffee and breadiness. Pine resins but tempered by a robust malty character, bready, with grapefruit, lots of nice hops, some lemony florals, overall it offers a satisfying tasty take on the style, some coffee notes with a northwest hop mix. Finish is dry, piney.

M - smooth, with a robust body and balanced with a strong hop character and an intense coffee/espresso bitterness. Full bodied and satisfying. Finish is dry, bitterness is restrained.

Overall, it is a well-made robustly hoppy brown ale. One I would certainly recommend. Definitely very nice, good dose of hops and the malty body stands up very nicely, this brewery is great in general and I highly recommend them, this maybe isn't their best beer, though it offers a really nice robust hoppy brown that is mighty tasty.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 00:16:51 | More by mick303
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-15-2014 11:14:38 | More by lgmol
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ArrogantPrick

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

03-22-2014 20:38:15 | More by ArrogantPrick
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baylz

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-18-2014 00:31:29 | More by baylz
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deonreds

New York

3/5  rDev -23.3%

03-10-2014 08:03:37 | More by deonreds
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Duggyb

Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

03-03-2014 04:18:42 | More by Duggyb
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swillmeister

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A. Poured into a standard pint glass. Deep mahogany color., so dense that even when the glass is held to the light it maintains the density of color. Light foam head that quickly dissipates, leaving quite a bit of lacing on the glass

S. Aromas of rye bread, ovaltine and a hint of cat pee.

T. An initial hit of spice and caraway with a lingering hint of tangerine and lychee, but leaves an aftertastes as if you just licked a penny.

M. Very light carbonation and despite the dark appearance, a very light body.

O. Overall I find this beer a bit too spiced for my taste. Tastes more like a piece of pumpernickel soaked in orange juice than beer. Probably would not buy again, given the plethora of other better Bellwoods brews.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 22:44:28 | More by swillmeister
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-24-2014 14:38:14 | More by fizzyted
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MaxOhle

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-23-2013 19:48:27 | More by MaxOhle
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-01-2013 00:20:46 | More by Sammy
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JMBSH

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

11-26-2013 05:38:45 | More by JMBSH
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timiskin

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

11-18-2013 00:50:55 | More by timiskin
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright deep red color with glowing edges - looks great. Huge off white head quickly recedes to a few patches blanketing the glass with lace. The aroma is of grapefruit and lemon hops mixed with a doughy maltiness. The taste is juicy grapefruit hops mingling with a dry roasty malt profile. Bitterness builds with warmth, as does a dark fruit sweetness and roasty maltiness. The mouthfeel is quite light bodied with a light to moderate carbonation. The finish is moderately bitter with hop aromatics and malty roastyness lingering for a while.

Amazing take at the Brown Ale style. I highly recommend this benchmark example of a 'new world' take on the style. Seek this out.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 01:52:28 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-20-2013 21:19:14 | More by Boozecamel
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-19-2013 13:55:14 | More by 4ster
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

10-16-2013 20:21:36 | More by valianes
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-22-2013 15:24:55 | More by beerhunter13
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HATS4BATS

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

07-24-2013 23:50:35 | More by HATS4BATS
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Grizzly Beer from Bellwoods Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.