Griffon Red Ale
McAuslan Brewing

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From:
McAuslan Brewing
 
Quebec, Canada
Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
79
Avg:
3.46 | pDev: 11.85%
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
61
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 24, 2020
Added:
Feb 06, 2002
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  15
SCORE
79
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Rated: 3.35 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Jan 24, 2020
 
Rated: 3.79 by MAUEX_MFA from Alaska

Jul 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.09 by BucBasil from Rwanda

Dec 31, 2018
 
Rated: 2.99 by kylepod from Canada (QC)

Jun 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by DbbC from Illinois

Feb 26, 2018
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Clear orange-red color, effervescent, with a finger of creamy light tan head. Light aroma of sweet malts. The taste follows: sweet caramel malts, a touch of apple, some white bread and a semi-dry finish courtesy of the strong carbonation. Medium bodied with heavy carbonation in the feel. Perfectly quaffable.
Jan 28, 2018
 
Rated: 2 by sqpat from Washington

Nov 01, 2017
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Reviewed by FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.07/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Reddish brown and crystal clear. Light tan head leaves only a few specks of lacing. Smells like caramel, a bit floral and sweet. Tastes sweet and caramel with a nice sweet finish with some tanginess in the finish. Really decent beer.
Aug 16, 2017
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Reviewed by EMH73 from New York

3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a medium copper color with a half inch well retained white head that left moderate lacing. Smells of caramel, lightly roasted malts and an earthly quality. Tastes of caramel, sweet malts, a light orange flavor in the background, light hop presence and a grassy quality. Light bodied and carbonation, slightly dry mouth feel.
Jul 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Mar 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.85 by DutchcdnTEXAN from Texas

Jul 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.33 by doctorpepperguy from Kentucky

May 24, 2016
 
Rated: 2.41 by -chii- from Canada (QC)

May 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by PJT from Canada (QC)

Feb 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.61 by talbotjf99 from Canada (QC)

Dec 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.66 by zotzot from Vermont

Dec 15, 2015
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Reviewed by CanadianBacon from Canada (QC)

3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Appearance - poured for a 12 oz bottle into a 16 oz bar glass, 2 and a half fingers of foamy offwhite head sprung up immediatly and lasted a good few minuites before leaving a thick film behind. The beer itself pours a clear brownish amber. It looks like a half decent red ale nothing special.

Aroma - Caramel malts and wheat seem to stand out the most with some light floral hops in the background.

Taste - Immediately after tasting I get a wheaty zest and caramel followed by citrus and earthy tastes to finish it off. (orange peel and light grass). Again mediocre the way the flavors come together not bad but not great either.

Feel - This is a very light watery body with Very little carbonation feel. This is the weakest part of the beer to me.

Overall - I'm not saying this isnt a good beer its just not great. I wont buy it again but if its available I'll gladly drink it.
Nov 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by theDuck from Canada (QC)

Nov 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.44 by Ryften from Pennsylvania

Sep 23, 2015
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Rated by papat444 from Canada (QC)

3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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Aug 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.82 by Psykomike

May 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by TimWakimika from Canada (QC)

May 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.23 by rugene from Canada (QC)

Mar 04, 2015
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Reviewed by CalgaryFMC from Canada (AB)

3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pint on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary. A brown-red with a finger or so of creamy beige head. Aroma is rich brown sugar, rather nutty and perhaps floral with a light fruity tang. Unfortunately I had high hopes for this brew and they were dashed, at least where the palate is concerned. Nice nutty malts but little else, dry and bitter compared to the nose, too much so for the style. Although admittedly not every red ale must be fruity and hop-fueled, this puts nut shells and an earthy bitterness front and center and I am left wanting more. Subtle toffee and chocolate poke out here and there. Mouthfeel is reasonably smooth and slightly chewy, with moderate carbonation ... Little stands out here either. Unfortunate as this brewery can nail other styles (e.g., oatmeal stout). Oh well. All part of life's rich tapestry.
Nov 12, 2014
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Reviewed by kevofficiel from Canada (QC)

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
Griffon Red Ale from McAuslan Brewing review but Kevofficiel.
The look of it is more on the brown side than the red one. Really surprising. Nice carbonation with 1 finger of head that stays for a while but then disappear.
The smell is nice but it could come with more parfum with some maybe chocolate.
About the taste, Im a bit disappointed. I think it's about the finish that I didn t really like it. I don t think this is better than a Boreale Rousse or a Belle Gueule Rousse. But the Griffon Red Ale does the job. The price is a bit high.
So overall, would I recommend it ? To be honest with you I will say NO. Don't take me wrong this is not a bad beer at all but the reason why I say No its because there is much better for the same price here in Quebec. For me if I had the choice with a Boreale Rousse or even a Belle Gueulle I will go with those but not with the Griffon Rousse. But if you had the chance to try, well give it a try, its a nice beer but overall there is much better.
Sep 20, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Mikeb578 from Massachusetts

Sep 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by VirusQc

Sep 04, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by slowfade from Canada (QC)

Aug 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by fostachild from Wisconsin

Aug 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Niceroad77 from Canada (BC)

Aug 04, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Marie-Sophie from Canada (QC)

Jul 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Rob_Z from New Jersey

Jul 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by krome from Illinois

Jun 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Mack from Canada (QC)

Jun 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Socialiste from Canada (QC)

May 30, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

Apr 24, 2014
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Reviewed by VbolieuV from Canada (QC)

4.56/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I may be biased but when I think of a red ale I think about this beer. Perfect caramel taste. Easy to drink with 4.5% ABV it's one of my go-to beer. Good either during a cold day of winter for the warming caramel taste or during a hot summer day for the refreshing hops and sweet taste.
Apr 23, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Noelito76 from New York

Feb 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Brewsed from North Carolina

Feb 04, 2014
Griffon Red Ale from McAuslan Brewing
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 125 ratings