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Griffon Red Ale - McAuslan Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
good

101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: francisweizen on 10-12-2004)
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Ratings: 101 | Reviews: 58 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Edgerrin32, May 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

nquigley16, May 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of kbrown
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

kbrown, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of BigGruntyThirst
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

BigGruntyThirst, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of DaPan
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

DaPan, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served from a 341Ml bottle

A: Beautiful ruby red color when pressed against the light. Otherwise the beer has a rather red/brown appearance and is fairly opaque. Small one finger head that died down quickly and left some, but rather minimal, lacing up the sides of my glass.

S: Not much in this department. There really is very little for the nose to pick up on. Caramel like malts are present but extremely faint. Sweet smelling with no real hop presence available to the nose.

T: The initial sip provides delicious caramel tasting malts. There is also a nice toasty character. The malts are soon balanced out by the bitter taste of the hops however. The taste is really not too complex.

M: Pretty thin feeling. Carbonation is minimal and the beer goes down quiet smooth.

O: This really seems like a dressed up session beer to me. Not really in the same league as McAuslans other brews in my opinion. Something I could sit down and enjoy if I had to but there's much better on the market. That being said it could make a good session beer for someone looking to branch out. Kind of bland but you could do worse.

Haydn-Juby, Feb 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

mick303, Jan 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

rale, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

one of the only beers on tap and a fancy wine white table cloth french place in old montreal. it pours perfectly clear dark caramel to amber in color, with a short lived inch of white head. the nose is boring, dusty old red malts and minerals. flavor is a little better, but this is not an inspired beer, despite being a local product on a fine food menu. it has almost no sweetness, which i like a lot, but the caramely malt doesnt make any sense without it. watery body, not enough carbonation, and a really light feel. its kind of an easy beer, very relaxed and drinkable. not intended to blow anyone away or anything, but an approachable beer to pass the time between great ones.

StonedTrippin, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of jrempel
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

jrempel, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of TheBeermin
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

TheBeermin, Nov 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Odri, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of SebD
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice clear copper/amber color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of roasted and bready malts along with caramel, some fruitiness and some earthy hops.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some sweet roasted and bready malts with some caramel, nuts and slight earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a slightly thin overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

SebD, Aug 16, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (341 ml.) purchased from "Bières & Chopes" Nantes, and tasted in 2012.

Appearance : red copper color, with tan foamy head.
Smell : hops and caramel aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : roasted malts flavours with bitter finsih.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style brown ale.

thierrynantes, Jul 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14%

Mattgruv, Apr 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Mar 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14%

oldp0rt, Mar 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14%

FirstBrewsoon, Jan 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

citycrab, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of nickfl
3.15/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - poured with one finger of off white head on a clear, amber body. The head settles quickly but leaves nice lace.

S - toasted malt and some dark bread. Just a hint of herbal hops.

T - dark, bready malt up front, some musty kind of sour hops in the middle. Finishes with toffee and dry toast as well as light bitterness.

M - medium-thick body, moderately low carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - bland and lightly malty, it is drinkable but just barely. There is much better beer than this to be found in quebec.

nickfl, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

benbou17, Dec 05, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14%

kelvarnsen, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of greenengineer
2.88/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pint draft at Casse - Crepe Breton in Vieux-Quebec.
A - nice red color, not much head, pretty flat, may be the keg.
S - hints of malt
T - malty, a little thin and watery, not quite what I was expecting, but not bad
M - thin, not much fizz
O - went well with the food. Nothing special, but would order it again.

greenengineer, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

NightINgale, Nov 26, 2011
Griffon Red Ale from McAuslan Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.