Grizzly Peak ESB | Grizzly Peak Brewing Company

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Grizzly Peak Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by beernut7 on 07-31-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by xgrigorix:
Photo of xgrigorix
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On cask, presented in a shaker pint.

Deep rich auburn colour - almost glowing. Thin, but dense, off white head. Thin sheet of lace is left on the glass with every sip - all the way to the bottom.

Nose is very flowery, with a decent enough malty backbone.

Rich and malty. Nice tones of caramel round it out nicely. Striaight forward dry flowery hop finish. Medium bodied, very easy carbonation. Smooth.

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Photo of oberon
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had a few top notch ESB's while back in Michigan over the last week and this may have been the best.Poured a deep clear amber with a very nice well formed head that stuck like glue to the glass,big juicy fruity aromas as well as some brown sugar and tea-like notes even a touch of hard water.Quite rich tasting but smooth and medium bodied going down,biscuity malt,brown sugar and orange marmalade flavors hit ya gliding into a herbal light pine finish.Very rich tasting like I said but very quaffable at the same time,a stellar ESB.

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Photo of Sammy
3.17/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Their standard cask. A little head on a dark reddish tinge. A hoppy fruity aroma, perhaps some wheat, and taste, but taste does not deliver on the aroma. Strange carbonation like it was infected, yeast: it was musty, fungy like. And malt in the finish.

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

On cask at the brewpub - Dec 20, 2007. No aroma. Hard to drawn anything other than faint brown sugar. Pours a clear brown, with rocky off-white head above. Flavor is a sweet and woody. A light tooth of crispness in sugar and old hop bitterness. Short. A little light on the carbonation, even for a cask beer. Not as soft and supple as I would have expected. Meh.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this from cask at the Grizzly Peak Brewing Company. Poured a nice reddish-copper color with a rich off-white head and some nice lacing.

Aroma was sweet malts and some fruit.

The taste was very balanced with a delicate maltiness and a soft touch of hops to it. It took me back to the pubs I visited on a trip to England.

Mouthfeel was very nice with the cellar temperature combined with a nice smoothness and no carbonation to it.

This was the best of the beers that I tried at the brewpub. Very drinkable and great with their fish and chips dinner.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This arrived with a big, rocky, off-white/light-tan head. The color actually settled out to become a very clear, deeply copper-colored ale. The nose was sweetish, but not overwhelmingly so. It had a very mild nose, without much that was discernible. The mouthfeel was medium, with a nice mix of hops and malt in the mouth. There was a definite bitterness, but the malt nicely offset it. The finish had that same sweet, mildly bitter admixture. Highly drinkable, especially on cask.

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Photo of tpeters
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of beernut7
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This cask bitter has a deep flowery aroma and wee hazy coppery color. The bitterness of the brew is a tangy addition to the heavy body. The malt profile is just enough to keep the hops from overpowering the beer.

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Photo of DrJay
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark amber/light brown colour, quite clear, topped by a generous off-white head. Good retention and lacing. Toasty malts and a bit of chocolate in the aroma. Moderate bitterness, some chocolate and toasted malts, little hop flavour. Short, bitter finish. Medium/light body and low carbonation. Great for a session.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cask sample at the brewpub: Clear ruddy amber color with a negligible off-white head and spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel, bready malt and fruit. Medium-bodied and kind of creamy with toasted malt and subtle peppery hops flavors. The finish is equal parts hops and malt. Decent overall.

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Grizzly Peak ESB from Grizzly Peak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 10 ratings