Grizzly Red | Big Bear Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Big Bear Brewing Company
Florida, United States

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by blitheringidiot on 09-24-2005

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of HeartofMiami
3.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BIGJoe611
4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

Photo of embass
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of hopmashian
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Easily the best Irish red I've had. Very drinkable and it had a good mouth feel. Not as dry as the as the 3 or 4 reds that I've had but not overly sweet either. No noticeable hop presence. As I've only had it on tap, I'll look for it in stores.

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Photo of Boston71
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of beernads
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of karabearaesquire
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Satsuma
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Rifugium
2.53/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

First had: on tap at Big Bear, Coral Springs, FL

Brownish-amber color, clear, with a thin bubbly head. Aroma is pretty muted, light scents of caramel malts, and not much else. Taste was about the same, stale caramel malts, light toasted grains, vague bitter hops. Light body, easily drinkable, but lacking in flavor overall. Mass-appealing maybe, but really nothing special going on.

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Photo of zeff80
3.55/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a clear, reddish hue with a thick head of off-white foam. It left some sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled nutty with some grassy notes. Some malty aromas, too.

T - It tasted of sweet bready malt with some nutty flavors. There was an earthy/grassy bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This was a pretty nice Irish-style Red Ale. Sessionable and very tasty.

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Photo of ThirstyBird
2.73/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled from a 5oz sampler pour.
A - Reddish amber. Light tan head with some lacing.
S - A little malt sweetness not much else.
T - Wet cardboard, some sweetness and some bitterness.
M/F - Light body. Delicate carbonation. Light and effervescent.
D - I wasn't a big fan of this brew.

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Photo of blitheringidiot
3.23/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy ruddy amber red with a scattered khaki headcap. Light basic Irash Red scents of red liquorice. Flavor mulled around a soft caramel. Some brewed tea astringency and a bit of Dr. Pepper linger. As far as Irish Reds go, this was a fair example that sits middle of the road of Big Bear's beers.

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Grizzly Red from Big Bear Brewing Company
3.18 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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