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Gritty McDuff's Red Claws Ale - Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company

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Gritty McDuff's Red Claws AleGritty McDuff's Red Claws Ale

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Gritty McDuff's Red Claws Ale is a what the Brits call a fine session beer: a smooth ale, not too strong and full of flavor. Red Claws Ale has a dark red-amber color; a full, round malt palate; nutty and roasted accents, and a delicate hop flavor that whispers with just a hint of floral finish. The perfect ale for a long afternoon in the pub with good friends and traditional fare.

16 IBU

(Beer added by: deltatauhobbit on 01-27-2010)
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smakawhat

Maryland

2.63/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Two finger head with fairly large sized bubbles, pours a brown copper with very large bubbles for carbonation, and minimal lacing.

Smells of faint light toast with sweet cheap sugar smells coming through to dominate. After a few sips though, it's impossible to nearly smell anything again.

Taste is an initial first good bread characteristic, biscuit thing going on but then quickly replaced by carbonation. Finish is very soda pop in feel and carbonation takes over. Afterfinish and wet play bring out some faint brown sugar but the beer feels incredibly fizzy.

I think I'll pass on this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 22:00:45 | More by smakawhat
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Gritty McDuff's Red Claws Ale from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.