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Gritty McDuff's Best Brown Ale - Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
74
okay

147 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 17.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-29-2001)
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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.

Omnium, Dec 17, 2013
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2.95/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

ryan1788a5, Nov 17, 2013
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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.

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Gritty McDuff's Best Brown Ale from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.