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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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The brown and caramel malts give this classic British style brown ale a lovely mouth feel and a fragrant, toasty malt aroma.

NOTE: They sometimes serve "Grizzly Red" in place of "Brown Bear" and use the same labeled spot on the sampler tray. Check if you are unsure.


2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Deep garnet. Generally wan aroma: rye bread, grape nuts and walnuts. Overall a distinctly unpleasant character of moldy sandwich bread. Dry blonde malt body somewhat clumsily overlaid with a rather brutish chocolatey roast aspect. Dry, fairly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
auto (163) - California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
like a nut brown color. kind of hard to drink. appearance is alright i guess. has a woody flavor, hella woody actually.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009
Date: August 22, 1998
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: dark amber, whispy head
Aroma: light hop aroma
Flavor: toasted malt flavor, hint of chocolate, touch of bitterness in the finish

Date: July 09, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
ditto

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Dark maroon, amber color. Rich caramel coffee smell. Heavily on the side of coffee flavored, with a touch of bitterness, but easy to drink and somewhat thin. This is a decent brown ale, but not my favorite. Worth a shot.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6699) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Draught, Thirsty Bear. Head is mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted/roasted grain, cookie, caramel, nuts), lightly hoppy (herbs). Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Very nice as brown ales go.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Draught at the brewery. Beer is clear, medium brown with a large, off-white, frothy, diminishing, but mostly lasting head.<P>The aroma is malty with a moderate note of toasted grain, light note of creme brulee, toasted wheat bread; Hoppy with a trace of lemon zest; Yeasty with a trace of dough; Trace of peach.<P>The flavor is light/moderately sweet, light/moderately bitter, moderately acidic with a long, lightly bitter, trace acidic finish.<P>The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2631) - GERMANY - JUN 2, 2007
Toasted malt nose, reddish amber color, sticky head. Caramelly sweet malt base with hints of nuts and oak. Light spicy end. Very good balance and some character.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2007
(On tap) Clear, warm, dark amber golden with a small, off-white head. Roasted, nutty aroma. The body is medium with sweetish, malty accents of burned caramel and nuts. Dry, lightly bitter finish. 240307

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jgb9348 (5068) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Brown coloured body - no way! Light tan head on the beer with a bunch of bubbles rising from the bottom. Aroma of vinegar (mostly) with malt and light nuts noticeable. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong taste of chocolate along with malt in the flavour. Aftertaste is quick, but consisted of malt even more so. Overall, a decent beer, but I’m not a huge fan of browns. I sampled this beer on draught at the brewpub on 28-February-2007.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2006
On tap @ Thirsty Bear poured a clear reddish brown with a minimal amber head. Aromas of toasted malt, light cocoa and a hint of nuts. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of sweet malt and cocoa with a smooth lightly sweet finish.


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