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Griffon Red Ale - McAuslan Brewing

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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
McAuslan Brewing visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John on 02-06-2002

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Pint on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary. A brown-red with a finger or so of creamy beige head. Aroma is rich brown sugar, rather nutty and perhaps floral with a light fruity tang. Unfortunately I had high hopes for this brew and they were dashed, at least where the palate is concerned. Nice nutty malts but little else, dry and bitter compared to the nose, too much so for the style. Although admittedly not every red ale must be fruity and hop-fueled, this puts nut shells and an earthy bitterness front and center and I am left wanting more. Subtle toffee and chocolate poke out here and there. Mouthfeel is reasonably smooth and slightly chewy, with moderate carbonation ... Little stands out here either. Unfortunate as this brewery can nail other styles (e.g., oatmeal stout). Oh well. All part of life's rich tapestry.

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Griffon Red Ale from McAuslan Brewing review but Kevofficiel.
The look of it is more on the brown side than the red one. Really surprising. Nice carbonation with 1 finger of head that stays for a while but then disappear.
The smell is nice but it could come with more parfum with some maybe chocolate.
About the taste, Im a bit disappointed. I think it's about the finish that I didn t really like it. I don t think this is better than a Boreale Rousse or a Belle Gueule Rousse. But the Griffon Red Ale does the job. The price is a bit high.
So overall, would I recommend it ? To be honest with you I will say NO. Don't take me wrong this is not a bad beer at all but the reason why I say No its because there is much better for the same price here in Quebec. For me if I had the choice with a Boreale Rousse or even a Belle Gueulle I will go with those but not with the Griffon Rousse. But if you had the chance to try, well give it a try, its a nice beer but overall there is much better.

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Griffon Red Ale from McAuslan Brewing
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