Griffon Extra Blonde - McAuslan Brewing
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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.
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2013 21:10:15 | More by Haydn-Juby
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.
Serving type: on-tap
12-24-2012 19:33:59 | More by StonedTrippin
4/5 rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Poured with one and a half fingers of white foam on top of a clear, golden body. The head settles pretty quickly and leaves nice rings of lace on the glass.
S - Rich, sweet malt and just a hint of grassy hops.
T - Sweet, bready malt up front with some grainy flavor. More malt and some herbal hops in the middle. The beer finishes with a hint of honey, herbal hop flavors and moderate bitterness.
M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish.
D - Light, but flavorful and very drinkable. This is much better than the average American blonde ale.
Serving type: on-tap
12-25-2011 18:25:28 | More by nickfl
Griffon Extra Blonde from McAuslan Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.