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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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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

05-14-2013 21:14:17 | More by kijo522
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4/5  rDev +19%

06-19-2014 14:45:57 | More by j_hollings13
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4/5  rDev +19%

03-12-2012 21:22:07 | More by rpaine
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4/5  rDev +19%

08-31-2012 23:51:21 | More by meehandennis
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3.88/5  rDev +15.5%

a - crystal clear copper color with little head, which reduced to a thin film pretty quickly

s - sweet malty caramel

t - wow, simple and effective. sweet smooth malty caramel and lightly bittered with hops

m - medium-light, very smooth

o - i really enjoy this beer. it's almost not worth pouring into a glass because they disappear so fast. this is a very drinkable beer and makes for a great six pack. i havent' had the Gritty's Pubstyle in a while, but this made me think of that brew.

10-24-2011 01:42:56 | More by Doshkin
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

08-26-2012 22:40:55 | More by Hopstronaut
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3.58/5  rDev +6.5%

Received a pint of medium amber brew. A slight spotty head, no true lace.

Some toasted malt and a touch of fruit in the nose. Some mineral notes as well.

A little lean on the flavor side, but that is ok. A very easy drinking beer, with toasted malt, some boiled grain, some moderate hop bitterness, a touch of sweetness, more like bread than fruit. Light bitter and malt in the finish. It works.

Seemsed a bit thin, appropriate carbonation.

Pure pub beer. Gritty's had this on tap and it fit the bill for a meal. Not overbearing, easy to drink. Worth a shot.

11-14-2011 13:35:29 | More by OtherShoe2
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3.53/5  rDev +5.1%

Draught @ Brewpub: This one pours a dark amber color. There was very little of an off-white head on it, and about no lacing. The aroma is decent. Mainly some caramel malt. Some roastiness, smokiness and chocolate to the nose. The taste is good. Slightly bitter with a touch of a dry finish. Faint roast, caramel, no sweetness at all. Some earthy notes. Not bad.

07-26-2011 00:02:47 | More by Boto
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-01-2013 13:37:14 | More by ChrisL24481
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-08-2013 01:29:15 | More by David_C
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-18-2012 22:47:49 | More by abrodsky
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-17-2014 23:18:11 | More by bckayaalp
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-02-2013 05:55:07 | More by yancot
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-12-2013 02:50:24 | More by AJ01923
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-03-2011 00:53:30 | More by Nordicsk8er
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

09-25-2013 02:52:48 | More by Phramboise
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-05-2014 21:40:15 | More by costanzo_mike
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-28-2013 17:01:48 | More by MWilt
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-20-2013 17:50:36 | More by FroggieMercury
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

09-12-2012 04:21:57 | More by cortez
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

10-03-2013 00:26:35 | More by Beermaine
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3.48/5  rDev +3.6%

12 oz bottle poured into a white wine glass · fridge temp · Enjoy before January 2012

Appearance: A great amber color with a nice brown-nes and aggressive 2.5" head that is ivory in color. Good retention and great lacing. Transparent beer.

Smell: Tons of caramel and nougat.

Taste: More of that same caramel taste comes through with some cereal grain as well. A slight hop bitterness in there too

Mouthfeel: Clean, crisp and lots of caramel malts. Nicely carbonated and buttery.

Overall: A great drinker that doesn't have a TON of hop bitterness like most beers these days. I could easily do a 12 pack.

11-25-2011 02:17:59 | More by Risser09
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North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -0.9%

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a slightly hazy, dark, ruby copper coloring with no head. Aromas of scotch and dark sweet malts. Flavors are rich and roasted, with a dark caramel and sugar malt backbone. The aftertaste is roasty and subtle sweet tone, and it transitions to a clean, smooth finish. Midbodied, but light enough to not be imposing.

05-12-2012 18:39:05 | More by GarthDanielson
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Rhode Island

3.3/5  rDev -1.8%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pin glass.

The color is a clear copper with a slight finger of foamy white head with little lacing left on the glass.

The smell is a slight bit hoppy with a touch of some fruity flavors. Some slight apple and cinnamon mixed with a malt flavor that is holding it’s own. There is a slight bitterness that is in the backend but gone quickly before really getting a chance.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied and feels like a plain, average ale. It’s easy to get into and makes for an easy drinking beer and would be something that would go well

09-28-2011 21:24:06 | More by Duhast500
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New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -2.4%

22 oz bomber from the Freeport brewery trucked back to CT from a Maine roadtrip, then poured into a pint glass.

Pours reddish brown minimal foma, little lacing. Cloudy pour.

Empty smell, kind of soapy. Blah.

Malty taste, bold-ish hop pokes through, but never bitters the beer. Clean but watery finish. Light in the mouth.

Good, but in a strange and unconvincing way. Not much to it. Much better selections available at Grittys.

12-12-2010 11:33:36 | More by KTCamm
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Gritty McDuff's Red Claws Ale from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
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