Red Granite | Great Grains Brewery, Inc.

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Brewed by:
Great Grains Brewery, Inc.
Texas, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by charlesw:
Photo of charlesw
2.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a dark orange-brown - reasonably clear. Thin but dark head that quickly leaves but a hint of lacing 'round the edges of the glass. Very light aroma - maybe earthy and chocolaty.
It tastes like a light version of something... I mean, yeah, there's a maltiness to it and you get some chocolate - but not much. Like they say, there's a lot of metalic taste to it... And hops? What are those? And what do they contribute here? Are you sure there are hops in there? Huh. Crazy. Yawn.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Pegasus
3.92/5  rDev +60.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a quite cloudy medium reddish-brown with a fairly thick and tan head. Quite a bit of sediment remained in the bottle after the pour. Well carbonated with very good lace. Aroma is fairly intense, consists of bitter chocolate, coffee, and nut aromas and quite aromatic, almost tangy hops, Williamette perhaps. Taste begins with strong toasted malt flavors, which give way to tangy grapefruit hops. Finishes crisp and dry with rich nutty flavors and a slight sting of carbonation.

Red Granite is labeled as a product of the now-defunct Hill Country Brewing and Bottling, although it has been produced by Great Grains Brewery for some time now. Packaged in a twelve ounce brown glass longneck.

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Photo of Dubblebock
2.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I had been wanting to try this beer for a long time, and I finally caught up wih a bottle during one of my runs to the package store. It has a somewhat deceptive label, as it claims to be an Austin, Texas product when in fact it's contract brewed in the Dallas area.

It poured ok, no real head to speak of. The color was a nice, deep red that held it's own when held up to a light. Nose was pleasant, but not overwhelming.

The taste was where this beer really let me down. It hit my tongue fairly well, but got extremely bitter and metallic as I swallowed. It seemed like it was hastily and/or cheaply brewed. I let it sit for a couple of minutes, hoping to let it breathe a little, but that tactic didn't help matters much. In fact, it got more bitter and more undrinkable as it warmed.

Harsh, very harsh and unforgiving. Average mouthfeel, but not very drinkable. I won't rush out to grab another bottle.

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Photo of optikon44
2.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Small but thick head with some large carbonation bubbles busting through. Head dissipates to the edges of the glass after about a minute. Beer is cloudy, almost murky, and rust colored. Unusual fruity scent - kind of like the scent from, pardon the wine reference, beaujolais nouveau. A bit of hop spice under the sweet fruit. Upon consumption, feels almost still and watery. Slight hoppy bitterness is present but not in balance with any malt character. There's some grain/cereal in the finish mixed with more hop. The balance is off in this beer.

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Photo of kbub6f
2.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bought locally (Central Market N refrigerated shelves), a few days in my fridge, reviewed 45F-55F.

Big pour, little head. What little white head there is goes away fast. The beer is a murky brown with sediment and reddish highlights.

There's a slightly malty smell, some chocolate. But mostly dry-erase markers. The beer starts with some chocolate. The middle is thin, somewhat watery, with the trademark GG sour apples. The finish is sour, with slight chocolate malt aftertaste. The feel is thin and flat.

You know, this isn't all that bad. And it gets creamier as it warms. It's drinkable.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
1.14/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance- Red-brown color with an overly large, thick head that takes forever to go away.

Smell- Green apple smell, no "normal" beer smells detected.

Taste- Primarily a green apple taste, some hops bitterness that tastes unpleasent with the apple taste. Tastes like no brown ale I've had before.

Drinkability- Poured this out really quick. First beer I've had that I couldn't finish due to terrible taste. Never again!

Notes- Normally I probably wouldn't review this out of the possibility of having had a brew from a bad batch. However, upon reading reviews of the Great Grains products, I believe the company has a problem with brewing consistancy. I believe a bottle like the one I drank could easily be purchased again.

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Photo of Morris729
2.43/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a brownish amber color with a thick and creamy off-white colored head. Nose is malty with hints of sweet fruit such as cherries. The taste is dominated by a sweet and fruity flavor with an underlying sour apple twang. Better than the other Great Grains beers I have tried so far, but still not very good.

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Red Granite from Great Grains Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 2.44 out of 5 with 7 ratings