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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

156 Ratings
THE BROS
58
awful

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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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 ryan1788a5
2.95/5  rDev -7.5%
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
Photo of d_brommer_nh
4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

d_brommer_nh, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Vylo
4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

Vylo, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of sgregory
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

sgregory, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of beergoot
2.69/5  rDev -15.7%
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.

beergoot, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of WhitmansNiece
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

WhitmansNiece, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of PJK
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

PJK, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of David-Plankey
2/5  rDev -37.3%

David-Plankey, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of Phramboise
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Phramboise, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of alaimoa
2.2/5  rDev -31%
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 -21.6%

makeshifty, Sep 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6%

derekdenim, Aug 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6%

neil2me, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

djrn2, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Phillyz
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Phillyz, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of ZEB89
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

ZEB89, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of AnitaBrewski
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

AnitaBrewski, May 17, 2013
Photo of Gerardes
2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

Gerardes, May 03, 2013
Photo of Ograd001
3/5  rDev -6%

Ograd001, Apr 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6%

goldenM13, Mar 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6%

Tschnab, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of cliff1066
3/5  rDev -6%

cliff1066, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

mendvicdog, Sep 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

AMson, Aug 02, 2012
Gritty McDuff's Best Brown Ale from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.