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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   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 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 its 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5545) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thetmaxx (912) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7931) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (10047) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5533) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (11632) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 what the... this, IMHO, was their best brew, and im surprised at the low scores. one of the best, most flavorful, rich browns ive had in a while. tasted bigger than its 5.6%. roasted malt, chocolate. well done."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (2164) - 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.

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