Ursa Major Brown Ale | The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.78/5
Very Good
11 Ratings
Ursa Major Brown AleUrsa Major Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company
Alberta, Canada
thegrizzlypaw.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Shadman on 10-24-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
11
pDev:
7.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MilkLeg
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HarveyBerger
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikemueller2112
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of sherpahigh
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trosevear
4.49/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Day 11 of the Craft Beer Advent Calendar.

L: Dark brown with a slight head to it.

S: Chocolate, and malt with a slight hop.

T: Chocolate and coffee a slight malt taste with a little hop on the back round, kinda sweet but not overpowering.

F: Slight carbination with a full body mouth feel.

O: I love this brewery and every beer I've had from them, this was not an exception and I'm happy for that.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There is nothing disagreeable about this beer. It is a decent brown ale that looks nice in the glass and has a bit more depth than other Grizzly Paw browns I have sampled. The nice caramel malt backbone dominates, with hints of chocolate and figgy pudding emerging from time to time. A nice way to finish a snowy Alberta day.

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Photo of Tivlavrie
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle, day 11 of the Craft Beer Advent Calendar - I've taken to laying that thing on its side, but man, was this one still very hard to yank out of the packaging.

This beer pours a clear, rather dark red-brick brown colour, with one skinny-ass finger of weakly puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat bubbly tan head, which leaves some diagonal lightning strike lace in places around the glass as things slowly sink away.

It smells of gritty and grainy caramel malt, cheap cocoa powder, a muddled dark fruitiness, subtle oily nuts, a twinge of salty black licorice, and a hint of estery alcohol. The taste is more grainy, bready caramel malt, a bit of browned apple and pear fruitiness, a touch of boozy cherry, some pithy holiday nuttiness, and tame earthy, leafy, and slightly perfumed floral hops.

The bubbles are fairly understated in their less than robust frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and sort of thin-seeming at times, with a suggestion of smoothness usually at the base of each glug. It finishes off-dry, but not by much - the sweetness falling out of the bottom of the malt, while that not quite tart fruitiness and lingering alcohol close on in.

Not a bad strong brown ale, but the purported richness and dominant chocolate malt flavours sorely fail to materialize as such. Average all around, and a bit of a disappointment to the grandeur of the titular star constellation, I would proffer.

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Photo of Corson
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ursa Major Brown Ale from The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 11 ratings