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Grizzly Beer - Bellwoods Brewery

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87
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bellwoods Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jrenihan on 03-02-2013

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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 14
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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.

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3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle bottled on Feb 21, 2013, consumed on March 6, 2013.
Poured in to tulip.

A - Medium brown; opaque. Half a finger of light brown head.

S -A big nose of citrus and piney hops with some chocolate, roast and sweet brown sugar.

T - Bitter up front with pine and grapefruit flavours. The hopping doesn't overpower the malt bill, and some nice roast and chocolate flavours are present in a good balance.

M - Medium body with some stickiness. Light carbonation.

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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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown colour with some ruby in the light, one finger of dense off white head, good lace down the glass. Smell is loaded with pine, hop heavy with some dank citrus fruits, some darker malts, subtle sweet bready notes but this is a big hoppy brown beer. Taste is similar to the nose, lots of sharp pine flavours, malt is a little more pronounced, lightly roasted in the finish with some chocolate, lots of hop bitterness throughout, citrus hop aftertaste. Lightly carbonated, medium body, easy drinking as this went fairly quick. Quite the good beer here and easily mistaken for a Black IPA, supper hoppy and quite drinkable, would certainly entertain this again.

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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.

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3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a dark brown coloring with ruby highlights and a filmy, clingy, light tan colored head. Nose of roasted nut and chocolate, with earthy highlights. Flavors are roasty forward, with rich chocolate and nut sweetness to follow. Subtle hops bitterness at the tail end, which helps clean the palate. The aftertaste is roasty and sweet, with nut and coffee characteristics. Lingering finish of bittersweet flavors. Smooth and robust in mouth. Very tasty!

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Grizzly Beer from Bellwoods Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.