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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An Old Winter Ale for old winter nights. All you keep thinking to yourself is… will this snow EVER stop? When is it going to get warm again? Before cabin fever sets in, grab a bottle or two of Ursus, our warm Winter ale and get a grip, man!

Grain: Maris Otter, Biscuit malt, Carafa III, Midnight Wheat, Munich, Crystal

Hops: Goldings and Cascade Yeast: House yeast Extras: 45 pounds of Pureed Dates per 6 barrels. Specs: 47 ibu alc. 8.9% by vol.

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3.3
thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2017
This draft brew from a restaurant was served at room temperature and poured a head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind no visible carbonation semi-opaque except at the edges brown colored body and a fair lacing. The nice aroma was vinous and woody. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The nice vinous flavor contained notes of brown sugar and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

3.8
Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Thanks Joel! Poured very deep ambery-brown with a creamy beige head. The aroma picked up toasted raisins and dates joined by a touch of cherry. The flavor found warm dates molasses, and caramel at the core with light berries and peppery spices around.. a touch tart through the finish. Heavier-bodied and quite creamy on the palate.. nice balance.. well done!

3.3
hombrepalo (1972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2015
12oz pour at the grafton pub. Very strong malt flavor, and well hidden alcohol. Dark amber in color with a good head and good lacing. Very hoppy and malty.

3.4
njager246 (699) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Nice malt dominant aroma, sweet taste with some biscuit and some dark fruits, nice beer

3.4
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2014
On tap: The aroma consists of chocolate, caramel, dark fruits, citrus, and alcohol. It’s a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small tan head that leaves behind a lot of sticky lacing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a moderate chocolate, lighter caramel, and grape. The finish has light-moderate citrus/grapefruit hops, light roast, dark fruits, and alcohol. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.

3
CpyNPrnT (637) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Sour, bitterness, malty, dried fruit taste. Great on a cold day, alcohol warms nice.

3.4
crossovert (14006) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Draft. An extremely intense brew. Some fusels, huge maltiness, some fruit and spice.

3.5
koleminer20 (4091) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
12 oz bottle shared at a tasting on December 15. The pour on this is a dark ruby color, with a little foggy tendency to it. There is also a surprising lack of head with no lace to be found. There is a pretty complex nose. Citrusy hops, caramel, maybe a little dark fruit and a presence of alcohol. The flavor is just a little less complex, with a bitterness that I’m not overly fond of. There is a booziness that comes through and the finish is a touch dry. The mouth feel and subsequent aftertaste almost fall to a slight awkwardness to the beer.

3.8
hoffbier (28) - NAPERVILLE, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Dark and warming on a snowy day. Rich concentration of dark dried fruits and malt with a strong bold finish.

3.9
Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle. Barrel aged ursus. Pours a little flat, not much head but decent lacing. Aroma of bourbon, dried fruit. Very smooth finish. No burn. Balance well. ----Hophaze out


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