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Griffon Extra Blonde - McAuslan Brewing

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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
McAuslan Brewing visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-06-2002)
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Photo of kevofficiel
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Griffon Extra Blonde from Montreal Quebec
The look of the beer is a yellow golden beer. Very light. Nice carbonation with 1 finger of head that disappear slowly.
The smell is nice also. Interesting smell that you just wanna start drink it.
The taste of it is pretty damn good. For a blonde this is much better that those Molson dry, Coors or Budweiser.But for me the finish is not quite good because you have that corn taste.
So overall would I recommend it ? For sure. This is a nice Blonde Ale. A bit expensive but the quality is there and you won t be disappointed. You have a nice smell, a nice taste, less on the finish but overall this is a good beer.

kevofficiel, Sep 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

VirusQc, Sep 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

slowfade, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

doremite, Feb 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Noelito76, Jan 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Jan 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Jotora, Jan 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

ZachT, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

AnHeroicHippo, Sep 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

TT--Cashout, Sep 07, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 341ml bottle to a tumbler

A: The generic beer color. A golden hue topped with roughly a finger of white head that retained quiet nicely and left some decent lacing as well.

S: Not to much on the aroma honestly. Maltiness is made evident as is a slight bit of pale fruit.

T: Very mild in flavor and good in balance. Caramel malts lead the beer but are balanced appropriately. The beer is not overly sweet or bitter and finds a nice mix between the two. A tad of fruity esters are also available, more so as the beer begins to warm. Hops are really not that present in flavor and just provide a balancing bitterness. Perhaps a tad grassy and herbal but really not all that detectable.

M: Smooth and creamy. Carbonation is done well and makes for an easy drinking experience. Body is medium.

O: Its okay but nothing really special. Decent to sit and drink 2 or 3 on the porch but for anything more then that you should look into a better beer.

Haydn-Juby, May 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Edgerrin32, May 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
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rale, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

total let down for me, this was a watery blonde ale without much to write home about. it pours pale and clear straw color with almost no head, just some snow white frothing for a few seconds. it smells like watered down pale malt with little else. dull and majorly uninspired. the flavor is that of a standard blonde, its moderately refreshing, but that may be its only redeeming factor. it sort of has a grassy outdoorsy aftertaste, which is its most interesting component. this is a beer for non beer drinkers, or for those who dont really pay much attention to whats in their glass. light body, little carbonation, blah blah blah. mcauslin makes some wonderful beer, i imagine these griffon brews are their line of average joe stuff, because frankly they just arent very good. still i would much prefer these offerings to their american counterparts.

StonedTrippin, Dec 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

jrempel, Dec 15, 2012
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Griffon Extra Blonde from McAuslan Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.