Grizzly Beer | Bellwoods Brewery

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3.89/5
Very Good
55 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bellwoods Brewery
Ontario, Canada
bellwoodsbrewery.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This sessionable ale falls somewhere between a porter and a black IPA, with a nice interplay of robust and bitter characteristics. Named after a ferocious beast, this beer is every bit as fierce. Appealing to those who can’t quite decide between pleasing carmelized malt flavours, and pungent hoppy bitterness. Do not underestimate the power of the Grizzly!

Added by jrenihan on 03-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,653
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
55
pDev:
8.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 14
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3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
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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3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
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 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
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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Grizzly Beer from Bellwoods Brewery
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 55 ratings