Monster Mash Special Ale 25 Years - Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.31
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Brewed by:
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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(Beer added by: puboflyons on 12-07-2013)
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3.3/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled December 7, 2013

According to the label this was an old recipe found in an old book that was only brewed once. So they brought it back for the 25th anniversary.

It pours a fairly milky looking medium amber with a modest cream colored head that dissolves to a ring.

The two words that describe the aroma are "dark fruit." Maybe overripe fruit. Earthy hop sensation too and little to no alcohol bite. But also muted malts.

The body is medium and smooth.

The taste has the same sort of dark, overripe fruitiness that I get on the nose but I expect the WGV hops lend a certain savoir faire to the mix because the yeast strain can be felt, smelt, and tasted. A drinkable but not a highly remarkable beer. Well, strike that - if you like strong ales you might enjoy it.

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3.34/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

An interesting bottle from Gritty's. Old recipe? Let's see how it goes.

A: Pours an attractive mahogany with a nice off-white head.

S: Aroma brings vinous, grapey oxidation, some mild toasted grain, brett-like cobwebs. Not what I was expecting.

T: Taste brings lightly astringent roast, caramel, brown bread, red fruit tartness, mild metallic note.

M: Thick-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: This is sort of an odd beer. There's some mustiness and tartness to it that might suggest a brett infection...

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Monster Mash Special Ale 25 Years from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
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