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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle from Raley’s in Vacaville, CA. Pours a dark brown with a hint of red. Roasty malt flavor with a hint of carmel. The palate was little of on this one and fell apart on the tongue. A little thin bodied for my taste. Average brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
DYCSoccer17 (3583) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
14 ounce sample on tap at The Burger Saloon in Woodland, CA. The aroma has lightly sweet cocoa hints with very mild roasted malts. Light grassiness is also present. Mostly transparent mahogany body with a medium, strong, light tan head. Starts with some sweet cocoa flavors before an acetic, vinegary infected flavor takes over in the middle. Finishes very roasted. The infection is problematic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Serving type: bottle Apearance- A amber dark brown with a quick disappearing tan head, and some sticky lacing. Aroma- Roasted malt, sweet caramel smell that is almost overpowering and coffee T/P- Taste is like the smell roasted malt chocolate and coffee. The coffee defiantly comes out in the taste. Overall- This is not bad; there are defiantly better browns out there. It is not well balances the coffee is a bit strong. If it was a little better balanced it would be outstanding as it is it is good and drinkable, but not out standing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (2051) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Pour had no head on a dark brown body. The aroma was mild brown sugar. Fine but not much there. The taste had a mild sweet malt balanced out with mild bitter. Crisp with low to moderate carbonation. It is a pretty mellow beer, which made it an easy drinker.

   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (6030) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear deep chestnut with a large fizzy tan head and clumpy lacing. Aroma is caramel, toffee, roasted malts. Flavor is about the same with notes of tobacco and coffee. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2012
A dark brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of caramel, some fruits and malts. The taste of some sweet caramel, fruits and a little bitter. The aftertaste of sweet caramel with notes of bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bnoel09 (570) - Elk Grove, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Poured into my Newcastle Geordie Schooner glass. Even a slow gentle pour of this results in a ridiculous amount of head. Dark ruby brown with a tan head that extends above the glass. Aroma is hard to judge since its being filtered out by a 3 inch head, but I get a little nuttiness and chocolate malt. Flavor is mild nuttiness with a touch of chocolate and some metallic undertones. Medium bodied with lively carbonation (as if anyone wasn’t expecting that based on the head...). I was excited about this beer because I used to have a coworker that raved about it and this is the first time I’ve found it, but this was just OK. Definitely tastier brown ales out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1288) - 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 it’s 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Poers a darker redish brown, this one had a huge head. The taste is a bit sour withroasted coffee and hints of chocolate followed by a bit of bitterness. Very carbonated.

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