El Rojo Red Ale - Griffin Claw Brewing Company
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2.86/5 rDev -23.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This beer comes from Griffin Claw Brewing Company in Birmingham, MI
Served in a 16 oz can in to a standard pint glass. Served at around 41 degrees, not very cold. El Rojo is a Red Ale, and when poured it pours slightly hazy, with an amber red color. It could have been how I poured it, or how shook up the can was, but the head did not have great retention making the beer seem a bit flat. The smell is not extremely appealing as it smells like a mix of iron and malt. The taste is much better than how it smells, exemplifying biscuity malts with hints of of toffee, caramel, and subtle hops. Overall a well balanced beer as far as taste.
The overall drinkability I would list as simply okay. I am not sure I could drink more than one of these beer in a sitting.
Serving type: can
04-29-2014 22:48:16 | More by MBbeerking14
4/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is an excellent Red. I am not a huge fan of Reds, but I do like this one a lot. It has a smooth, slightly sweet flavor. More malts than hops here. There is a mild hop flavor, but very little bitterness. The malts have a nice caramel flavor with a bit of toastiness. Smooth and tasty. The smell and mouth feel are right on par with the flavor. It looks great in the glass too, it retains a 1/2" head and it a nice reddish amber. I like that it comes in a can also. Great job, I'll be adding this to my regular rotation.
Serving type: can
04-20-2014 20:46:01 | More by Billet
El Rojo Red Ale from Griffin Claw Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.