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Grizzly Beer - Bellwoods Brewery

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Grizzly Beer
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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:
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(Beer added by: jrenihan on 03-02-2013)
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Photo of DaveBar
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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.


DaveBar, Sunday at 07:11 PM
Photo of Jones153
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Jones153, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of hopsolutely
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

hopsolutely, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Jlefa
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Jlefa, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of Jerboat
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
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
Photo of AugustusRex
4/5  rDev +3.1%

AugustusRex, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of SebD
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
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
Photo of KrizzlyBear
4/5  rDev +3.1%

KrizzlyBear, May 16, 2014
Photo of evil_liver
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

evil_liver, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of KeKeKumba
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

KeKeKumba, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of mick303
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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
Photo of lgmol
4/5  rDev +3.1%

lgmol, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of ArrogantPrick
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

ArrogantPrick, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of baylz
4/5  rDev +3.1%

baylz, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of deonreds
3/5  rDev -22.7%

deonreds, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of Duggyb
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Duggyb, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of swillmeister
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
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
Photo of fizzyted
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

fizzyted, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of MaxOhle
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

MaxOhle, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Sammy, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of JMBSH
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

JMBSH, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of timiskin
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

timiskin, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

CAMRAhardliner, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of Boozecamel
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Boozecamel, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

4ster, Oct 19, 2013
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Grizzly Beer from Bellwoods Brewery
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