Griffon Extra Blonde
McAuslan Brewing

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From:
McAuslan Brewing
 
Quebec, Canada
Style:
American Blonde Ale
ABV:
5%
Score:
79
Avg:
3.43 | pDev: 10.5%
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
42
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 24, 2020
Added:
Feb 06, 2002
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  11
SCORE
79
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Rated: 3.42 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Jan 24, 2020
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Else's in Montreal. Drinkable, nothing special. Solid with food (butter chicken with basmati rice and naan bread).
Feb 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.25 by toddsschneider from Canada (QC)

Aug 06, 2018
 
Rated: 2.87 by kylepod from Canada (QC)

Jun 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Mar 15, 2017
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Reviewed by Chuckdeezoo from Canada (QC)

3.09/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
L: Pale and filtered, golden. Very limpid. Thin foam, about one finger high when poured in a pint glass.

S: Smells like malt a lot and a bit of honey, a bit "alchooly".

T: Taste is clean, a bit sweet for my taste. Would have liked a bit more bitterness. Very easy drinking.

F: Not too liquid, very light bubbles, again goes down easily, but nothing special.

My parents used to drink this all the time when I was a kid, so it is kind of a family favorite. My mom drink this one (Extra Blonde) and my dad would drink the "Griffon Rousse". The smell of it remembers me of my childhood, and this beer will always have a special place in my heart, even though it's nothing extraordinary.
Very good deal by Montreal's standard, I bought my last 12 pack for 12.99$.
Dec 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

Nov 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by PJT from Canada (QC)

Feb 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.31 by talbotjf99 from Canada (QC)

Dec 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by theDuck from Canada (QC)

Nov 25, 2015
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Reviewed by CanadianBacon from Canada (QC)

3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - pours a clear gold with 2 fingers white head moderate carbonation.

Aroma - breadyness followed by light fruit like apple and pear and finished with the smell of wheat zest.

taste - wheat zest is predominant here followed by apple pear some citrusy zest and fresh white bread.

Feel - watery with moderate carbonation dry finish.

Overall - not a bad extra pale light and easy drinking. I'm not sure id buy it again but its smooth enough to enjoy if offered to on a sunny summer day.
Nov 15, 2015
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Rated by papat444 from Canada (QC)

3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Flashback #295
Aug 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by rugene from Canada (QC)

Mar 04, 2015
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Reviewed by kevofficiel from Canada (QC)

3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Griffon Extra Blonde from Montreal Quebec
The look of the beer is a yellow golden beer. Very light. Nice carbonation with 1 finger of head that disappear slowly.
The smell is nice also. Interesting smell that you just wanna start drink it.
The taste of it is pretty damn good. For a blonde this is much better that those Molson dry, Coors or Budweiser.But for me the finish is not quite good because you have that corn taste.
So overall would I recommend it ? For sure. This is a nice Blonde Ale. A bit expensive but the quality is there and you won t be disappointed. You have a nice smell, a nice taste, less on the finish but overall this is a good beer.
Sep 18, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by VirusQc

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

Aug 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Niceroad77 from Canada (BC)

Aug 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Marie-Sophie from Canada (QC)

Jul 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Mack from Canada (QC)

Jun 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Socialiste from Canada (QC)

May 30, 2014
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Reviewed by VbolieuV from Canada (QC)

3.89/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Looks good, nice carbonation but not a big head that disappear quickly. There's a big caramel smell for a blond ale but I don't really mind it smells good. The caramel is still there in the mouth but not as present as in the smell. Not really bitter, there's a lack of hops in my opinion. A good blond ale for what it is, nothing impressive but to drink a few beer beers it's not a bad choice. It may be a good beer to get people into craft brews.
Apr 23, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by doremite from Vermont

Feb 20, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by Noelito76 from New York

Jan 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Pog-Mo-Thoin from Michigan

Jan 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Jotora from Canada (ON)

Jan 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.79 by ZachT from Canada (BC)

Oct 11, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by AnHeroicHippo from Canada (QC)

Sep 09, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by TT--Cashout from Canada ()

Sep 07, 2013
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Reviewed by Haydn-Juby from Vermont

3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Served from a 341ml bottle to a tumbler

A: The generic beer color. A golden hue topped with roughly a finger of white head that retained quiet nicely and left some decent lacing as well.

S: Not to much on the aroma honestly. Maltiness is made evident as is a slight bit of pale fruit.

T: Very mild in flavor and good in balance. Caramel malts lead the beer but are balanced appropriately. The beer is not overly sweet or bitter and finds a nice mix between the two. A tad of fruity esters are also available, more so as the beer begins to warm. Hops are really not that present in flavor and just provide a balancing bitterness. Perhaps a tad grassy and herbal but really not all that detectable.

M: Smooth and creamy. Carbonation is done well and makes for an easy drinking experience. Body is medium.

O: Its okay but nothing really special. Decent to sit and drink 2 or 3 on the porch but for anything more then that you should look into a better beer.
May 30, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by DaveR514 from Canada (QC)

May 30, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by Edgerrin32 from Canada (SK)

May 26, 2013
 
Rated: 2.5 by kbrown from Ohio

May 18, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by Whatup14 from Canada (QC)

Apr 17, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by BigGruntyThirst from Canada (ON)

Feb 16, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by DaPan from Canada (ON)

Feb 15, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by rale from France

Dec 27, 2012
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.17/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
total let down for me, this was a watery blonde ale without much to write home about. it pours pale and clear straw color with almost no head, just some snow white frothing for a few seconds. it smells like watered down pale malt with little else. dull and majorly uninspired. the flavor is that of a standard blonde, its moderately refreshing, but that may be its only redeeming factor. it sort of has a grassy outdoorsy aftertaste, which is its most interesting component. this is a beer for non beer drinkers, or for those who dont really pay much attention to whats in their glass. light body, little carbonation, blah blah blah. mcauslin makes some wonderful beer, i imagine these griffon brews are their line of average joe stuff, because frankly they just arent very good. still i would much prefer these offerings to their american counterparts.
Dec 24, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by jrempel from Canada (BC)

Dec 15, 2012
 
Rated: 3 by TheBeermin from Canada (NB)

Nov 03, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by Odri from Canada (QC)

Sep 14, 2012
Griffon Extra Blonde from McAuslan Brewing
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 105 ratings