You would think that a beer named Grumpy Bear would have a bold, aggressive taste, but it certainly doesn't live up to it's name.
Before I get into the review, I have to admit that I'm not the biggest fan of honey beers. In fact, the only reason I had this one is that it was purchased for me. Having said that, it would have been a long time before I purchased this Alberta beer if I was left to my own devices.
When I poured the Bear, I noticed that it had a nice gold color, but I was very disappointed by the lack of head. There was NO head. I even poured another one straight into the glass - still no head. I like a head on my beer, but I guess, that's not Grumpy Bear's style. It tasted light and sweet and it wasn't offensive.
Grumpy Bear is brewed by The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company in Canmore, Alberta since 1996. It is a brewpub located on Canmore’s Main Street, in the Canadian Rockies and it's owned by an Australian.
Grumpy Bear is made from Alberta malt, wheat and honey. It greets you with a floral nose and a well rounded body, sweet palate and smooth finish.
Would I recommend Grumpy Bear? If you like honey wheat beers, you'll like this one. Personally it isn't for me, but Carolyn liked it. That's why it got 3 burps instead of two.
Try it and let me know what you think.
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