Gritty McDuff's Best Brown Ale - Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
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Reviews by Stranger5582:
2.7/5 rDev -16.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
This brown ale doesn't have a strong flavor at all. My first impression was that it's a bit watery and lacking in taste. The coloration is more akin to an amber, than a brown. In fact, I've seen some amber ales with darker hues than this beer. The beer's taste doesn't seem to come alive until its finish, which is still a bit lackluster.
Overall, it does taste like a brown ale, but its on the light side. The heady burned taste that most brown ales slam into your tongue is missing and is instead replaced by an almost summer ale-ish brown ale experience.
If you're usually a light ale or summer ale drinker, this brown ale may be just what you need as a transition into heavier beers.
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2011 02:29:15 | More by Stranger5582
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3.23/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Clear red amber with a finger of off white medium lacing.
S - Aroma isnt too bad, sweet caramel and toffee, nice roasty quality to it, a little nutty.
T - Taste is incredibly weak, very little flavor, a mild roasted malt flavor, some sweet sugar water.
M - Thin, extremely watery.
O - Unmemorable brown ale that is hugely lacking in the flavor and feel department. The aroma isnt bad which makes you think there's something good here, when there is not.
OK, notes on the brewpub on 10-17-13
A - Red amber with a half a finger of white head, no lacing.
S - some dark chocolate roastes, a tad nutty and earthy.
T - Nutty flavor up front some of that dark bitterness mid way through, smoothes out, but a little watery.
M - Way too thin, and watery, but decent aftertaste.
O - Leans a little too far into amber territory, not bad though.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2013 02:32:25 | More by Omnium
2.95/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Freshness date of February 2014.
A: Brown on color with a lighter orange hue. Off white head settles quickly. Lacing is minimal and spotty.
S: Cola, touch of brown molasses. Nutty, hints of cocoa and toasted crust. Toffee. buttery. Quite a bit of fruitiness. Grape and cherry juice. Earthy yeast.
T: Cocoa and crust. Slight roastiness. Touch of nutty coffee. Lots of berry and cherry fruitiness. Earthy yeast throughout. Grainy. Abrupt finish of crust and grain.
M: Medium bodied with some residual sugars, but it still manages to feel watery. Forced seltzery carbonation.
O: This brown ale is seriously lacking substance. An amalgamation of flavors that just don't mesh well and a body that's too thin. Not really any redeeming qualities, pass on it.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2013 17:50:35 | More by ryan1788a5
2.69/5 rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
The glass arrived with dark amber body but a very thin, almost non-existent head. Aroma was of nuts and toffee. Taste also produced caramel and toffee flavors plus a hard-to-describe tanginess; keen, biting bitterness; tea-like astringency. The body was medium-light, biting on the tongue, and semi-dry with the finish.
An underwhelming and weak offering overall. Sure, there is a detectable grain warmth and some sweet malt notes, but things don't come together in any standout, pleasing manner. A disjointed hodgepodge of minor good points and too many negatives.
Serving type: on-tap
10-16-2013 22:09:36 | More by beergoot
2.2/5 rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
Poured on cask at Gritty's translucent brown with limited head.
Smell very faint nutty and earthy
Tasted warm and limited complexity or flavor. Very disappointed. Thin feel to it that was very underwhelming with almost no flavor profile and wouldn't want to drink again.
Compared to other browns this is very weak. Gritty has a weak lineup vs other breweries which is sad given the history
Serving type: cask
09-22-2013 13:11:33 | More by alaimoa
Gritty McDuff's Best Brown Ale from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
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