Griffon Red Ale - McAuslan Brewing
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Reviews by demcorhip:
4.33/5 rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to chonyr for brining this treat to the beer hinterland that is NW Ont.
This ale poured a very dark red-brown. Its colour was somewhere between a typical red and cola. A nice one finger light tan head formed on the pour. Nice, extensive fine lacings remained in this finely carbonated ale.
Hints of dark fruit, malts, both toasted and roasted, and an earthy grassiness.
Dont let the low alcohol fool you. Theres alot of malty goodness, depth and complexity in this ale. Hints of dark fruit and toast along with its creamyness reminded me of buttered and toasted raisin bread. Theres also a hint of caramel and a light touch of earthy and grassy hops. There was a very mild bitterness to this ale that i was having trouble pining down, but its creamy, nutty, and bitter character reminded me of black walnuts. Lots of complex malt flavours in this low alc brew.
Rich and creamy mouthfeel in this medium bodied ale. Nicely balanced but certainly favours the malts.
This is a very drinkable ale and would make great session fare, if only i could buy it here. This would also be a great crossover ale to open a macro drinkers beer goggles to the realm of craft brew. While deep and complex in its maltiness its not challenging. Ill be picking this one up if i ever see it.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2006 14:04:53 | More by demcorhip
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Griffon Red Ale from McAuslan Brewing
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