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Appalachian Grinnin’ Grizzly Holiday Spiced Ale

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Perfect for the holidays, this amber ale is dosed with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and fresh orange zest. It is well balanced with a light hop flavor and mild spiciness at the end.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1281) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Pours copper w/ a thin tan head & little lacing. The aroma is lightly sprinkled w/ spices. The taste is as advertised - spicy w/ a bit of a hop taste to balance it out. The body is a little thin but it works well for me in August!

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ernesto987 (4709) - Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2015
bottle damn you John HAHA. This was terrible. sweet trash. and more dumpster juice. i feel bad for dak’s rocks for making them drink this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16417) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Draft. Clear amber bronze color, tan head. Aroma if nutmeg, caramel. Taste is spiced toasted caramel. Decent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2118) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2014
I see the negative numbers, but I don’t get it. This beer is really delicious! It very well may become my new favorite "holiday" beer. The Grinnin Grizzly pours a light copper color with a decently-sized and fluffly tan head. The nose just smells like the holidays, with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, orange, caramel malt and a little bit of bready yeast. The same notes in the nose also show in the flavors, with lots of sweet malt, nutmeg, cinnamon, citrus, a touch of alcohol, some gingerbread and some light hops. This is a very well-balanced and tasty beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3333) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Draft at the brewpub in Gettysburg. Pours hazy medium brown with a thin, fizzy off white head. Tastes sweet and spiced, malty, a lot like a pumpkin pie. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet malt and spices, cinnamon, caramel.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (4282) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Tap at Gettysburg brewpub. Pours clear dark amber/copper with creamy beige head. Aroma is nutmeg, cloves, allspice, light toasted and caramel malts, and faint woody notes. Flavor is malty with some fruit sweetness and some dry spice and woody notes; thin with a dry finish. Light/medium body and low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matty (262) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Draft. Dark amber/ruby red color with an off-white head that settled to a film leaving some lacing. Mostly spices in the aroma - cinnamon & nutmeg. Malt and spices in the flavor, a little thin bodied for me. Finish is sweet with the spices. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12869) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
Tap at Appalachian, Collegeville, 29/11/13. Hazed chestnut brown with a thin light beige head. Nose is fruits, cinammon, spice, toffee, brown bread dough. Taste comprises toffee, spice, cinabbon roll, dark fruit tang, brown sugars, light citrics. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finale. Ok for style.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1212) - Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015 Went to ABC brewpub at Gettysburg (Gateway), wife ordered this draft. Served in a pint glass, clear amber color with white head. Aroma of pie spices (nutmeg and cinnamon stand out) and slight toasted malt note. Taste brings out even more of the spices (general pumpkin pie spices, slight ginger and allspice noted) and some nuttiness. Light body, moderate carbonation, watery with dry finish. I’ll join the other reviewers and say the spice balance seems off, bump up the malt and balance the spices more. Otherwise light sessionable holiday ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (2053) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours deep amber into the glass, with an initially foamed head that thins out to nothing except a tiny ring of bubbles to the fringe. The nose is of pie spices, with heavy nutmeg and Allspice. Medium-sweet malts meet cinnamon, nutmeg and pie spices, with a crisp, spicy finish. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner than expected for the flavors at work, or at least the palate feels a little too zesty with overactive carbonation levels. Not a huge detractor overall, as this is a nice change of pace, and enjoyable for the style. I could see myself enjoying one bomber per session, as much more might become a little cloying. Decent spice brew.


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