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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.4
douglas88 (9629) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2010
On tap at the Thirsty Bear. Pours a dark copper hue with a large white head. The aroma is sweet toasted malts. The flavor is somehow juicy, sweet malts, lots of fresh hops and toasted nutty malt. Nice.

3
Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Sampled at Thirsty Bear. Nutty grainy aroma, with light floral hops. Dusty grains and mild rye aroma - like I’m standing in the milling room. Medium sweet nutty nose. Medium brown-amber clear with creamy off-white lacing head. Medium bodied with medium-light carbonation. Starts with medium sweetness, grainy and malty with a bit o rye or similar grainy taste. Mild brown sugar and nice mute floral hop bitterness. Nutty and a little mealy, with a nutty salty-sweet finish and light nutty bitter after.

3.1
jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2010
on tap-pours an off white ring for a head and dark copper color. Aroma is earthy chocolate/peat-medium/dark malt. Taste is chocolate/peat/roasty-medium/dark malt, earthy/slightly tart hops.

3.1
DuffMan (10665) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2009
Part of a tasting tray sampler at the brewpub. Deep amber brwon, clear. Breadcrusts, dried leaves, toasty toffee, husky, nutty. Better than their pale beers.

3.5
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Clear golden copper with no head. Malty nutty aroma and taste with chocolate notes.

3.3
yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a deep amber glare and a small off-white head. Roasted caramelish and slight liqourice aroma. Sweet, toffee and roasted caramel malt flavoured with a mild butterish touch. Roasted and bitter finish with a persisting dark to breadish malt flavour into the far finish.

3.6
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 10, 2009
I had this on draft at the Thirsty Bear brewpub. Roasty flavor and nose, finishes nicely.

3.7
Oscbert (1319) - Lincoln, California, USA - JUN 18, 2009
~Pours a clear brownish amber color with small head. ~Strong scent of caramel malts, alcohol and some roasted malt (coffee like). ~Roasted malt flavor, some toffee and slight citrus. ~Medium smooth feel. Roasted malt finish. ~Very nice brown ale! gets better as it warms up.

3.1
mrhoppy (1196) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Good beer. Standard recipe used in all their beers as a base or at least it tastes like it. Good base though. Barely noticeable hops. Nice flavor.

2.8
PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 14, 2009
Tap at the brewpub: Amber pour with a fading off white head. Lots of caramel in the aroma- only a touch of peanut brittle. Very sweet flavor. Lacking body, slick and sweet. Tons of caramel and substantial diacetyl followed by late husk. Eh.


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