Rutting Elk Red | The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company

Rutting Elk RedRutting Elk Red
BA SCORE
20%
Liked This Beer
3.4 w/ 40 ratings
Rutting Elk RedRutting Elk Red
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company
Alberta, Canada
thegrizzlypaw.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A medium bodied beer with slight caramel and roast flavours.

This traditional Scottish style amber ale uses a combination of various roasted and pale malts to create its distinctive character.

Mahogany in colour, Rutting Elk Red is a great intro into the darker beers. People who want to move beyond our pale beers or have some beer knowledge will enjoy this classic.

Added by stirgy on 11-25-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,737
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
40
Liked:
8
Avg:
3.4/5
pDev:
12.35%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dbl_delta
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Draft into pint glass. Pours a nice clear reddish amber with a decent off white head. Initial impression is caramel malts and roasted nuts. Mouthfeel is medium, as is carbonation. Alcohol is lost in the shuffle. Finish is sweet and not very satisfying.
This is not a Scottish Ale by any stretch of the imagination. Might be an Amber Ale, but even then I think it's stretching things a bit.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.94/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachT
3.91/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Howlader
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mlkluther
3.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MilkLeg
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikeharris27
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Long813
3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MasterOfArgos39
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served on-tap in a Shaker-style 20 oz pint glass at The Grizzly Paw brewpub (Canmore, AB).

A: Dark caramelly amber red with short cap of beige head with a thin cap of lacing.

S: Aroma is sweet and malty with a toasty note. The hops are minimal and mainly herbal and earthy.

T: The flavor is decent but uninspired and a little flat and flabby. The maltiness is there and sweet with a lot of caramel flavor, but there is little to no crispness or definition to the maltiness - it hangs there and there is either not enough countering bitterness or it has a one-dimensional malt profile. There is a bit of a toasty edge to it, and I thought this was an Irish red ale. There is no yeast or alcohol character and it is a very sweet beer.

M: The beer seems nondescript and flaccid without much body, kind of thin with a lot of sweetness. Carbonation is low which doesn't really help matter much.

O: I didn't think this was really a very good beer. It could use a little more of a signature element of maltiness -- as it stands it has a lot of caramel sweetness with a light toasty character but not mich else going for it. I think they should spring for more interesting British caramel malts and cut them way back and blend them with some more toasty malts, up the bitterness 4-5 IBUs, up the carbonation, and provide a brwe with some defintion. This beer just seems tired and I bet none of the brewers pick this very often for their end-of-shift pint.

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of zachloveshisbeer
3.91/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Let me start off by saying, this is one of those beers you let someone try who is just getting into craft beers and who likes something a little sweeter. In fact, I believe it was this beer that turned me onto craft beer and had me wanting to explore the wide world of craft beer. It pours a lovely reddish pale brown with a nice amount of head. It smells really nice with a caramelly pleasant aroma. It's nice and tasty and definitely something to consume apre-ski or even avant-ski, as it is an easy drinker. Give this one to your buddies who talk smack about "craft beer being too expensive", as you can get a 6 pack for about the same price as crap Molson products.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of leaddog
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a dark mahogany colour with a finger width of creamy frothy head.

Smell - Roasted nuts and malts, hint of plum, slight floral hops.

Taste - Roasted nuts and malts (as picked up in the aroma) with a sweet finish. Little bit of floral hops.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth finish.

Overall - An enjoyable Scottish Ale by Grizzly Paw. Excellent roasted malt notes come through in the smell and taste, definitely the star of the show.

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Rutting Elk Red from The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 20% out of 100 with 40 ratings
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