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Gritty McDuff's Halloween Ale - Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company

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Gritty McDuff's Halloween AleGritty McDuff's Halloween Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

274 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 12
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Every fall marks the return of our legendary Extra Special Bitter for the season, Halloween Ale – the beer so good, it's scary! From its humble beginnings in 1990 as a small-batch seasonal in our Portland Brew Pub, Halloween Ale has grown to be one of the year's most anticipated beer releases. This robust brew has a deep amber color, a bold, malty palate and a well-rounded hop finish. The perfect beer for a crisp autumn day!

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 08-29-2001)
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Dburke

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.2%

11-01-2013 02:54:37 | More by Dburke
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-27-2013 17:28:32 | More by trevorpost
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GETTNCRUNKED

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-26-2013 01:27:54 | More by GETTNCRUNKED
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-25-2013 00:38:35 | More by nebula1999
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Luweezy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-17-2013 23:14:08 | More by Luweezy
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BigOldOaf

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-16-2013 00:33:15 | More by BigOldOaf
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-06-2013 22:05:01 | More by Shawnspl
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Beermaine

Maine

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-03-2013 00:39:51 | More by Beermaine
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Brendog9

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-28-2013 02:04:45 | More by Brendog9
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-27-2013 20:00:09 | More by kjfinnerty
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-24-2013 13:19:11 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-22-2013 20:26:15 | More by WhitmansNiece
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makeshifty

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

09-18-2013 22:15:42 | More by makeshifty
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valdieu2

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-18-2013 18:20:20 | More by valdieu2
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Chevelle66

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-10-2013 12:01:06 | More by Chevelle66
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DarkLordPsycho

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-10-2013 05:24:49 | More by DarkLordPsycho
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chrishensley

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.2%

09-04-2013 22:28:17 | More by chrishensley
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-04-2013 18:11:54 | More by Kelp
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-02-2013 15:38:52 | More by Casterbridge
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

08-31-2013 05:31:37 | More by djrn2
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derekdenim

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-24-2013 16:43:39 | More by derekdenim
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

not a pumpkin beer, but a fall spiced English bitter type. orange copper in color, looks the part, but again from grittys, where is the head? no foam at all, this beer looks entirely flat. it smells like an esb, with some brown ale type of malts and a touch of amber sweetness. gentle but definite clove and allspice notes, and perhaps vanilla or honey sweetness on the closing. not extremely complex or unique, but a plenty palatable heap of flavors thrown together here. like all of their beers at grittys, it needs a lot more carbonation and texture to it, this feels like a glass of water. with a better feel, this beer could do it for me, but for now there are so many other higher quality fall seasonals that I will not be revisiting this one for awhile. maybe a good brew for those new to spiced ales, as the flavors are quite relaxed on that front.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2013 19:30:54 | More by StonedTrippin
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neil2me

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-09-2013 02:48:44 | More by neil2me
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jlechner33

Maine

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-05-2013 19:35:28 | More by jlechner33
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-12-2013 02:49:07 | More by AJ01923
Gritty McDuff's Halloween Ale from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.