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Grizzly Beer - Bellwoods Brewery

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Grizzly Beer
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87
very good

47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bellwoods Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jrenihan on 03-02-2013)
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3.92/5  rDev +0.8%

schnarr84, Saturday at 02:26 AM
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Alexxmw, Nov 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Adamthornton13, Nov 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Cadbury, Nov 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

griffeyb, Oct 27, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +1.5%

Coronaeus, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

DamoTO700, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of MasterSki
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Bellwoods. Served in a wine glass.

A - Dark brown body with a reddish transparency to it when held to the light. A finger of tan foam settles to a near-complete cap, thick collar, and splotches of lace.

S - Mix of piney hops, a kiss of grapefruit rind, nutty and roasted malts, a touch of baker's chocolate. Pretty nice and spot on for the style.

T - Taste is a little less exciting. More brown malt, less hop flavor. Roasted nuts and milk chocolate dominate, with a high of caramel in there for good measure. Hops show up late, lending a moderate bitterness that feels like a tad too much.

M - Medium body, with pleasant, active carbonation, and a dry toasty finish. Texture is soft, with a touch of grain to it. Not perceptible alcohol.

D - It's a well-crafted American Brown Ale. Not the sexiest of styles, but an enjoyable take nonetheless. Would drink this on occasion as a change of pace, but not something I'd crave.

MasterSki, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of DaveBar
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Free sample at Bellwoods.

A- 4- Very good. Very dark brown. Pours an excellent high light brown head that stays

S- 4. Very good. Lots and lots of malt. Hints of herbs and yeast

T- 4.25- Nice malt backbone with nuts and caramel. Very complex for a brown ale.

M- 3.75- Nice. Good carbonation. That's it

O- 4- Pretty good. Nice break and refreshing. A bit too expensive though at $7.00 or so for a 500ml bottle at their shop

Food Pairing

This was just a little 2oz sample before a Bring Out Your Dead because after a sip of that RIS all flavours change.

Enjoy!!

DaveBar, Sep 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Jones153, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

hopsolutely, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Jlefa, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of Jerboat
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

Jerboat, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

AugustusRex, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of SebD
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

SebD, Jun 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

KrizzlyBear, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

evil_liver, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

KeKeKumba, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of mick303
4/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

mick303, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

lgmol, Apr 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

ArrogantPrick, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

baylz, Mar 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

deonreds, Mar 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Duggyb, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of swillmeister
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

swillmeister, Feb 18, 2014
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Grizzly Beer from Bellwoods Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.