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

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Gritty McDuff's Best Brown AleGritty McDuff's Best Brown Ale

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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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Photo of alaimoa
2.2/5  rDev -31.3%
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

alaimoa, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of makeshifty
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

makeshifty, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of derekdenim
3/5  rDev -6.3%

derekdenim, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of neil2me
3/5  rDev -6.3%

neil2me, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of FroggieMercury
3/5  rDev -6.3%

FroggieMercury, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

djrn2, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Phillyz
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Phillyz, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of ZEB89
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

ZEB89, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of AnitaBrewski
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

AnitaBrewski, May 17, 2013
Photo of Gerardes
2.25/5  rDev -29.7%

Gerardes, May 03, 2013
Photo of Ograd001
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Ograd001, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of goldenM13
3/5  rDev -6.3%

goldenM13, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of Tschnab
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Tschnab, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of cliff1066
3/5  rDev -6.3%

cliff1066, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

mendvicdog, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of AMson
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

AMson, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of bergdj
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

bergdj, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.38/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by October 2012:

Into a pint glass::

A: deep brown colored body with a small off-white one finger head that has no lacing, body is too hazy for any bubbles to be seen rising.

S: some caramel and nuts up front with a bit of roastiness.

T: nuttiness in front of the caramel and roastiness and gives a slight sweet finish.

M: medium with a good balance between wet and dry. It is mostly creamy.

O: I've been seeking this out for a while and am glad I finally got it. However, perhaps slightly disappointed since it wasn't as good as I was hoping

BeerKangaroo, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of B967ierhunter177
2.33/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a bold, clear copper color with no head or lace. The aroma is nutty with a hint of bread crust. The flavor leads with roasted nuts with caramel and mild smoke notes. It's mouthfeel is light-medium and the finish is dry. Gritty McDuffs Best Brown is a decent beer, recommended.

B967ierhunter177, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of ale207
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

ale207, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of puboflyons
3.45/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated April 2012. Sampled on April 27, 2012. It is a nice looking albeit headless beer with dark amber tones and good clarity. The aroma is of malts and nuts mainly with a clean enough hop note thrown in. The body is thin to medium. The taste has a more than moderate bitterness to it along with malts with an off-dry finish. There are better browns out there but this is alright.

puboflyons, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of ZacMetalFan
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

ZacMetalFan, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of donkeyrunner
3.18/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle dates 'til June.

Clear, auburn brown. Thin gristle head is gone by mid-glass. Nutty aroma with a swampy tea hop vein throughout. Some bread at the end. Taste is nutty and toffee sweet malt with some hop tea spice to hold it all together. A bit thin but I'm treating this as a session beer so I'll let it slide.

Gritty's Best Brown hits all necessary points for a session brown but doesn't reach beyond them. It does come across as "together" and the sum of GBB's parts are better than any individual aspect.

donkeyrunner, Apr 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

jfcaa193, Feb 18, 2012
Gritty McDuff's Best Brown Ale from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.