Griffon Extra Blonde - McAuslan Brewing
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Reviews by demcorhip:
4.18/5 rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks again to chonyr for brining this back west.
A deep, clear golden straw coloured ale poured with a generous 3 finger white head. Finely and well carbonated, and fine, intricate lacings revealed their character as the head subsided and the ale was consumed.
Bready, lightly toasted biscuit and a fruity, earthy grassiness with just a hint of pepper.
The malts give a nice toasted bready biscuit flavour with just a hint of sweet caramel. A touch of lemon was more evident in the tastwe than the nose. The hops rounded this one out with a earthy, peppery hop finish.
This is a nicely balanced blonde ale with just a slight emphasis on earthy and spicy hops. Light to medium in body, with a slightly crisp and refreshing character.
This is a very drinkable simple yet tasty ale. Great session/crossover fare, and quite refreshing. Would be a great beer to beat the heat of summer, but also has just enough substance to stand up to year round enjoyment.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2006 14:16:38 | More by demcorhip
More User Reviews:
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
Griffon Extra Blonde from McAuslan Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.