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Grizzly Beer | Bellwoods Brewery

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Grizzly BeerGrizzly Beer

Brewed by:
Bellwoods Brewery
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jrenihan on 03-02-2013

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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 55
Reviews by peensteen:
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3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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.


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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a medium brown color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of caramelized malt with light citrus notes is quite pleasant. Taste is also dominated by caramelized malt with light citrus notes. Light nutty notes are also discernable. Body is light with good carbonation. Good drinkability with just the right amount of complexity. Nicely done for the style.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.9/5  rDev -2%
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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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of SebD
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
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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3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrenihan
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled Feb 21, 2013.

Beer is dark brown in colour, with a small beige head. Decent lace.

Nose is quite hoppy, but with a nice malt backbone. Bright citrus fruit, some pine. The malt contains chocolate and roasted nuts. Nice mix, the malts and hops complement each other well.

Taste is similar to the nose. Malt perhaps a bit more upfront. Nuts. chocolate, a bit of roast malt, citrus and some pine. A hint of vanilla. Nicely balanced, a strong hop flavour but still lots of malt. A touch of sweetness, though balanced against the bitterness of the hops.

Medium bodied, moderate to strong carbonation. Slightly oily.

Overall, very nice. Hoppiness is reminiscent of a Black IPA, but malt base clearly different. Good stuff.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Jerboat
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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Grizzly Beer from Bellwoods Brewery
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