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Busted Knuckle - Gray's Brewing Company

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 20.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gray's Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bighuge on 05-12-2010

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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 16
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3.06/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean orange-ish to copper color with a light tan head. In the aroma, a small caramel and sweet malt. In the taste, a small caramel like note and a sweet to dry essence. A small bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry caramel like note in the aftertaste. Decent, but just above average.

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2.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Looks like a good red ale, clear red amber with a 1/2 inch of tan colored head.

S - Smells pretty good I am not getting any hops mostly bread and mild sour dough.

T - Well I didn't expect much since it was a twist off but taste is like a sourdough pretzel with mild English hops and a twist of lemon. Worst part is a metallic "hard water" flavor and finish. Finished it but not sure it was worth it.

M - Light to medium and kind of disappointed.

Overall I don't think I will be seeking out anything more from this brewery.

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2/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
1.63/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Disgusting creation of a beer, each sip pains me more, fuck this shit. Disgusting horrible creation why is this being marketed as craft beer, did they sit this in a hot store room for a year? it pours an amber color with a light khaki tan head fine speckled lacing super light speckled lacing. Aroma tart sourdough bread hints of watery caramel notes with a fucked up overall nose...like husks of grains. Flavor makes me cringe I can't believe how bad this beer is I though it would be promising, instead I pour straight shit into my glass. Induces gag reflux with a stale grainy finish, this is horrible I hate this beer with disdain please let's get them closed down it's an abomination of a beer. Overall if you like this beer let me hand you a personal FUCK YOU!

Photo of hustlesworth
2.28/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- clear reddish brown with a thin beige head and no lace to speak of

S- sweet caramel, a bit toasty and nutty

T- diluted flavor mostly of somewhat caramel malt and toast.

MF- lighter than it should be with scant carbonation that fizzles away quickly.

D- lackluster version of a style that I'm not partial to. There's much better out there however the lightness of body and weak flavor could up its drinkability.

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2.83/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a long neck brown bottle into a standard clear pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a light and clear amber color with a one finger tan foam head that faded quick and left a hint of lacing behind.

Smell: Very mild pine hops with just a faint whiff of caramel and toffee malts.

Taste: Unusual dirty hops taste with a slightly sweet but faint malt underneath it. It's not a bad beer, but it left me wanting a little more flavor from everything that was there. Tasted a little too watered down for me.

Mouth Feel: Light body with medium carbonation. A bit thin and watery,

Overall: It's like a light version of a good Irish Amber. It's got the right flavors, just not enough of them, and they aren't bold enough. Too light for my liking, so I would not seek this out again.

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2.78/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours out an ice tea color with little to no head. Thin white bubbles and not much lacing.
Smell is weak malts and yeast. Some hoppiness but aromawise this is weak.]
The flavor is not bad but it is very watery with only the malts coming through.
Mouthfeel is clean as there is nothing to attach to the palate.
Overall this is not a bad beer, just not a very good one.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.96/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

I never say "No" to a free bottle of a beer I've never had before. This one pours a clear copper-amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose is decidedly buttery, with side notes of light grass and caramel. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a decent amount of sweetgrass on top. This helps to cut the buttery malts, but not enough... The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a marginally dry finish. Overall, an average Irish red at best, a beer that just didn't do it for me at all.

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3.53/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice looking Irish red. A clear, amber color with a thin white head that goes away very quickly.
Smell does not have a lot going on. A little bit of malt.
Taste is okay. Easy drinking Irish red. A bit of toffee malt.
Mouthfeel is one of the best parts of this beer. Good thickness and very smooth all the way down.
Drinkability is good. A very easy drinking beer, but not a lot of tastes going on that would make you want to drink more. It has nice marketing on the bottle for St. Patty's Day chugging beer, so I guess this beer fits someone who wants to chug a fake Irish beer all day. Better than Killian's, but that means nothing.

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3.06/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Rob at MGM for the sample. Poured a medium reddish with a small head that disappeared fairly quick with little lace. Smell is almost non-existent, a trace of malt, at best. Taste picks up a bit, with medium roasted caramel malt lending a semi-sweet flavor reminiscent of a Tootsie roll candy. Its quite brightly carbonated and in a medium style body.

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Busted Knuckle from Gray's Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.