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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

307 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 12
Gots: 16 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a clear reddish copper color. Thin, off white head. Lots of droopy lacing

S-Really nice nose that is stylistically accurate. Tea-like hops and a big caramel covered apple aroma. Mostly sweet. Decadent.

T-Apples and overly steeped tea. Caramel and hard toffee candies. A bit of spicy hoppiness.

M-A bit sticky and the carbonation is a little soft. It still drinks easy enough,

O/D-Really gotta respect their Fall seasonal is an ESB. I think more brewers should experiment with this style. Enjoyable beer and it's been around for quite a whole too. Surprised it's taken me this long to try.

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2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the colorful 12 oz. bottle into a Harpoon IPA glass

a: Clear dark red/brown amber, finger high offwhite head receded to thin surface foam and almost no lacing.

s: Caramel malt

t: Rich caramel malt forward with what they say is hops, but seems a bit different in that there is an unusual sharpness rather than mere bitterness involved.

m: Moderate, good body, hops(?) tingling on the tongue is not carbonation, which seems light.

o: Great caramel malt base is run down a bit by the sharpness of the hops. Still a fine dinner or holiday brew when you want something slightly different but still basically very English.

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Gritty McDuff's Halloween Ale from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.