Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...

Griffon Extra Blonde | McAuslan Brewing

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Griffon Extra BlondeGriffon Extra Blonde
102 Ratings
Griffon Extra BlondeGriffon Extra Blonde

Brewed by:
McAuslan Brewing
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-06-2002

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 102 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of GoHabsGo
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdeezoo
3.09/5  rDev -9.6%
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$.

 766 characters

Photo of Pmicdee
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.53/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bright golden color with moderate pearly activity. Foamy 1 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with poor legs. Flavors of sweet grains, corn syrup, green jolly rancher, lemon, mint, herbal spices. Very sugary, unbalanced and excessive, with sharp fruity citrus feel. Slick and smooth medium to full body with prickly carbonation. Strong finish, thick leafy hops with lingering caramel, grassy and slightly earthy, with dry sour lemon. Very sharp sourness on the tongue at first, you get used to it, although I'm finding it too coarse like a fishermans friend. Highly alcoholic, feels like malt liquor and it's quite metallic. A hint of adjunct coupled with mediocre freshness. The taste is below average quality. Overall mediocre quality craft.

 747 characters

Photo of PJT
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of talbotjf99
3.31/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of theDuck
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CanadianBacon
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

 499 characters

Photo of papat444
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Flashback #295

14 characters

Photo of rugene
3.15/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kevofficiel
3.42/5  rDev 0%
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.

 658 characters

Photo of VirusQc
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of slowfade
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Niceroad77
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Marie-Sophie
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Mack
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Socialiste
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of VbolieuV
3.89/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

 447 characters

Photo of doremite
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Jotora
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of ZachT
3.79/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AnHeroicHippo
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of TT--Cashout
3.25/5  rDev -5%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Griffon Extra Blonde from McAuslan Brewing
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 102 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.