Grinnin' Grizzly Spiced Ale | Appalachian Brewing Company

Grinnin' Grizzly Spiced AleGrinnin' Grizzly Spiced Ale
BA SCORE
43.2%
Liked This Beer
3.57 w/ 88 ratings
Grinnin' Grizzly Spiced AleGrinnin' Grizzly Spiced Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Appalachian Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
abcbrew.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jarod on 11-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,233
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
88
Liked:
38
Avg:
3.57/5
pDev:
15.13%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

This definitely not an APA.

a: This was a clear brownish amber color. It was served to me with a thick, creamy head.

s: Moderate nutmeg and faint potpourri like fruit.

t: Mirrors the smell. Nothing off, I just wanted more.

m: A bit thin perhaps, but nice and creamy at the same time.

o: Not bad but I won't seek it out again.

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

served in a pint glass at paradise by the slice
review from notes, consummed on Sunday November 25th 2012
It had a nice amber color body, with no head or laceing to it. the aroma was of seasonal spices, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg. The taste was very spiced with the same spices and some malt backbone with a hint of hops on the finish. The mouth feel was kinda thin but good and overall this is a really tasty ale, very good for the season.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ba Review #95
Served On: 12/28/2011
Glassware: Tumbler Pint
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

Had this on tap at the Harrisburg ABC location on my birthday.

Look: Color was an opaque brown with a very thin film on top that probably was once a head. Virtually zero carbonation was noticeable. The server did mention this was the last of this year’s batch, and it certainly showed in the appearance. Very tepid.

Smell: Highly spiced with ginger and other seasonal spices. I really couldn’t detect anything beyond the heavy spices.

Taste: Thin body. Again, strong ginger and cinnamon notes. This was like a lager that was spiced way beyond anything I’ve ever had before. For instance: take a Sam Adams Winter Lager and turn the ginger spice intensity up by about 75%.

This was a little disappointing for my first ABC beer, but on to the next one!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Abbey Bar...

A - Two fingers worth of dense creamy egg shell colored head... Eventually all that is left is the slightest of collars... Loaded with moderate paced random carbnatoin rising throughout... The color is mix of amber and pale reddish tones...

S - The winter spices dominate reminding me of a warm spiced wine... Nutmeg... Cinnamon... Light clove... Perhaps some cherry and orange zest...

T - A virtual plethora of holiday spice goodness... Cinnamon... Nutmeg... Clove... Some light cherry... Orange zest... Light brown sugar notes... Quite tasty and definately remincent of the season...

M - Medium bodied... Briskly carbonated... A bit of lushness starts each sip... Clean... Crisp... Even and consistent with each sip...

D - This is a very nice winter seasonal that really hit the spot... The sum of the overall scores doesn't seem to do this one justice... This one is six-pack and possibly case worthy each holiday season...

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Grinnin' Grizzly Spiced Ale from Appalachian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 43.2% out of 100 with 88 ratings
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