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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
Mine came exploding out of the bottle but after that it was pretty good. Dry, coffee, chocolate, burnt caramel. Nice bitterness and sweet combo. Slight infected sting which took away from itís smooth character but almost made it a sour brown. I know my description of it may sound horrible but it was very good. I liked it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTapeworm99 (13) - Sonora, California, USA - JUL 18, 2002
Sweet roasted malt flavor, kinda syrupy. Goes great with vanilla ice cream. Not much of a head so I give it a 3 just because I think any dark beer looks good in a glass.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (186) - reno, Alabama, USA - OCT 10, 2010
what the... this, IMHO, was their best brew, and iím surprised at the low scores. one of the best, most flavorful, rich browns iíve had in a while. tasted bigger than itís 5.6%. roasted malt, chocolate. well done."

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2003
The beer pours out a deep brown color with ruby highlights, the head Bunyanesque in size, semi-creamy in texture, the color a light tan and the lace a fine sealing sheet to hide the glass. The aroma of lightly toasted grain, caramel, and black walnut sweetness pervades the nose, crisp, fresh and delightful this nose, start is quite sweet, rich in malt with the top light to moderate in feel. Finish has a stinging acidity, the hops appetizing in their spiciness, droughty aftertaste that is pleasing to the palate, a nice change of pace and a quaffable brew tisí true.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dwalsh1542 (24) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Had this beer several times...just getting around to rating it. Poured out of a growler filled at the brew pub. Pours a dark rich, coffee brown. Light off white head. Aroma is roasted barley. Taste is caramel, coffee and slight booze on the aftertaste. Good beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2008
From the bottle, this actually seems more like a porter than a brown ale. It is very dark, almost black, red-brown with a huge light tan head that is long-lasting but leaves only very weak lace. The aroma is like a porter, first grain then coffee, chocolate, brown bread and nuts. The taste us slightly unusual at first but then settles down into a porter-like quality of sweet brown bread, a hint of prunes, chocolate, coffee and a hint of wine. Itís a bit tingly and in the end the qualities of nuts and prunes take over. Itís enjoyable, tasty, and drinkable, but a little on the boring side.

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, ßcmplx, anytime beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head. Something that quickly became apparent about this brew is that it has a very porter-like quality to it. Itís like a mild porter but very thin body. Not your typical brown ale.

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.

3.4
   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.


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