Saturday, June 09, 2007

Beer Tasting: Appalachian Brewing Co. Grinnin' Grizzly

The Beer: Appalachian Brewing Co. Grinnin' Grizzly Holiday Spiced Ale
Style: Spiced Amber Ale
Reviews: Beer Advocate Rate Beer
Packaging & Date Stamping: 12 oz. brown bottle; no date stamp

From where & how stored: Obtained via holiday beer exchange and stored at 50F since then

Pricing: $x.xx

Availability: Winter Seasonal

ABV, IBU, and Other Available Stats: 5.7% ABV; 14.0 P
Bryan's Notes
The Look:
- Solid reddish-brown color
- 2 finger, tightly packed tiny bubble head
- Hangs around for a while then fades slowly to a ring; no lacing
- Smooth looking pour

The Aroma:
- pleasing cinnamon
- hops not noticeable

The Taste:
- Orange more so in the taste than the aroma
- Faint kick of alcohol
- Medium-bodied
- hops not noticeable

The Verdict: Holiday spices are the theme throughout. Good, but not great.

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