Bellwoods Grizzly Beer
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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Toronto, Canada


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An American brown ale with a distinctive hoppy bitterness and notes of roasted malt, chocolate, pine, nuts, citrus rind and dark fruit. Pilot batch was called American Brown Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (12993) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft at the source. Dark amber color, tan head. Aroma of baking brownies. Taste is toasted brownie with some hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
Light brown, fruity, hoppy aroma. Sweet and spicy. Reminds me a bit of Maduro, with more limey hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
A deep dark brown ale with a thin brown head. In aroma, smooth catty hops, with nutty caramel, pungent and surprising. In mouth, a nice nutty caramel malt with light roasted coffee, catty piney hops, well made.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at Bellwoods. This is a very hopped(Amarillo and Cascade) lager. Orange body, lots of trace. Another, and a good addition, to the trend of hoppy drinkable lagers. Mouth tingling.. The hop taste is there, its not hop overwhelming. Slight sugary finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8778) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle thanks to Sammy. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose and taste of roasted caramel malt, cocoa, pine, citrus rind and earthy nuts. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8534) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
Deep brown pour with a thick fluffy brown head. The aroma is quite hoppy with lots of pine and resin along with a roasty cocoaish character as well. Medium bodied with some light malt sweetness. Earthy and roasty. Itís getting up into Black IPA territory, but itís pretty nice, whatever you may call it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy fruitiness and delicate hazelnut sweetness move into earthy, coniferous hop resins in this slick Brown IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A healthy head of foam tops the darkest brown.
-Milk chocolate and candied fruit also roam about.
-This is as professionally rendered as any other Bellwoods bottled brew Iíve had.
-Mouthfeel is quite effervescence and drier than expected.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8006) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 2013-04-06. Brown body with a small beige head. 3+ Aroma of dusty malt some lightly tangy notes and not quite raisin like fruit. Flavour is drier than expected, dusty malt, interesting fruit in the finish - citrusy hops or is that a remnant of the previous IPA? Average bodied palate has an interesting carbonation. Enjoyable, I suspect that this might have the let the hops out a whole lot more if we had been inside for the beer to warm up more! 7/4/7/3++/15+ 3.6 On tap at Bellwoods, Toronto

2013-01-18. Dark mahogany brown body with a small tan head. 3+ Dry dusty malt aroma has a tangy not quite lactic quality to it. 6+ Flavour is similar... Dry malt has odd lactic tangy undercurrent. Itís either a bit off or was not at all well served by following up the IPA. Average body. 3+ Based on the other ratings either this was an off keg, or my palate was off or something, since I did not like it nearly as much as the others. Will try to come back to it. 6/3/6/3/12 - 3.0 On tap at Bellwoods, Toronto

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6197) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
Draught at the brewpub . Pours a dark reddish-brown with an average size long-lasting frothy beige head and lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malt, nuts, cocoa, citrus and lots of piney hops (for the style). Flavour of piney hops, nuts, toasted malt, dark fruit and a big bitter finish (again, for the style) Medium bodied. Like others said, this approaches Black IPA territory, whatever it is its really good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6136) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
Hazy brown pour covered by a short-lasting off-white, irregular top. Unmistakenly American Brown Ale with talkative resinous and citric C-hops providing plenty of aroma and bitterness, in both a bitter and an acidic context. The lean toasted malts feel a bit feeble besides, tryine more to orient the conversation toward chocolate indulgence, but the meek roastiness never really insists to get its point forward. The initially crisp carbonation is rather quick at fading away and leaves a duller mouthfeel which makes the bitterness all the more eloquent since its sweetness barely comes out when bubbles are tamed down. One for the hopheads. Well done, but straightforward and one-dimensional without being a clear focus on hops like paler versions can be.

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