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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Snowshoe Grizzly Brown Ale is the darkest beer available at the brewery, with a distinct, roasted malt character, dark color and medium hop finish. It pours out a deep brown color with ruby highlights, the head Bunyanesque in size, semi-creamy in texture. The aroma is of lightly toasted grain, caramel, and black walnut sweetness. Grizzly Brown Ale is brewed with five different malts giving it a rich roasted flavor and a smooth finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4306) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Draft. Light brown with a light tan head. Caramel, lightly roasty, nuts, and a bit of chocolate. Not bad for a brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thetmaxx (745) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Poured into a glass from the bottle. Aroma is pretty weak. So flavour naturally is also mild. I did detect some roasted malt and chocolate. Palate is more silky like a oatmeal stout. When compared to oatmeal stout, its pretty good, as a brown, its ok. But ehh, downtown brown is better.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a brown body (medium clarity), tan head that is quick to fade. Aromas are of chocolate, nutty, brown sugar, fudge, leather, and a bit of metal. Flavors are nutty, tobacco, a bit husky, chocolate, roasty. Astringent. Medium bubbles and body. On the drier side of things.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Draft @ Snowshoe. Pours a deep, clear cola color; solid, fine-bubbled off-white head. Pleasant caramel and softly roasted malts in the aroma; just enough mineral/earthy bitterness. Medium to medium-light body; modest CO2; like their other staples, very drinkable and, maybe, just a touch undercarbonated for the style but not inappropriate. Chewy caramel and (again) lightly roasted malts; along with a basic earthy and mineral bitterness; clean fermentation (just a bit of red fruit), very drinkable; could easily pound this. Medium-length finish: caramel, toasty roasted malt, light chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (6419) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Pours pitch black with an attractive tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a nutty roasted malt flavor that is a bit thin with burnt toast finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 3, 2011
Clear medium brown with a creamy tan head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel notes. Tastes of nut bread with a caramel finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (444) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2010
what the... this, IMHO, was their best brew, and i’m surprised at the low scores. one of the best, most flavorful, rich browns i’ve had in a while. tasted bigger than it’s 5.6%. roasted malt, chocolate. well done."

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (980) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Drank this immediately after their pale ale. On draft at a small town outside of Yosemite National Park. Deep reddish-brown color with a beige head. Lots of roasted malt on the nose. Full flavor of coffee and roasted malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2009
(br-btl, bu/yw-lbl)

malty(but not sweet) T1 malty bitter T2 bitter porter T3 & Tf, §cmplx, anytime beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Taverner (1088) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Pours brown with tan head. The aroma and nose taste like lite roastiness. Flavor is slight roastiness and sweet sugar. Not much to see here...


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