Busted Knuckle
Gray Brewing Company

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From:
Gray Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
Red Ale - Irish
Ranked #118
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
75
Ranked #29,031
Avg:
3.16 | pDev: 19.94%
Ratings:
61
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 11, 2020
Added:
May 12, 2010
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  10
SCORE
75
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Notes: This Irish Style Ale is a special blend of four types of malted barley and three varieties of hops. The aroma is sweet and light followed by moderate caramel-malt flavors with a light roasty finish. Try some and you’ll agree, this Irish Ale is the gold at the end of the rainbow.
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Photo of German-Helles
4.12/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by German-Helles from Wisconsin

This is a 12oz. bottle dumped into a pint. There is a thin cap of tan foam that left rather quickly. The carbonation is light in this dark amber ale.
The aroma is sweet bread malt notes.
The flavor is a nice toasted roasted malt, sweet caramel, with a slightly bitter finish to cut the sweetness. Very well done!
There is something smooth about the feel, maybe it is the low carbonation.
This is an easy one to sample, a style I like. This pack of beer will not last long and I will search for more. Prost!

Sep 11, 2020
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3.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by scaliasux from Wisconsin

L - Medium-dark amber. Clear. Short, creamy, moderately persistent off-white head.

S - Sweet caramel malts.

T - Toasted malts. A little caramel or toffee, but not especially sweet. Bit of a slightly bitter, toasty finish.

F - Medium-light.

O - I'm not very familiar with the style, but this appears about right on. Flavor is a little different from other types of red ales I've had.

Feb 08, 2019
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3.98/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by badgerbeer1 from Wisconsin

Great taste with sweet tones. Extremely enjoyable. Not much for smell which is fine because im drinking it. Great discovery

Oct 10, 2018
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3.82/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Wi_brew_bud from Connecticut

To start it has a very red like color but it doesn't seem forced. Serve chilly and it comes out more moderately clear with a light fog. The head disappears quickly.
The smell is very sweet and toasty and makes this very approachable.
The taste is dark and roasted with a sweet dessert like finish like eating a tart dark chocolate. The feel is a little to light for a good Irish red but I can forgive.
Overall I would say that it really is was a dark horse in terms of what I was expecting considering I paid a dollar and quarter a pint. I would say if you find a good deal on it go for it

Jul 09, 2017
 
2.75 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota on Mar 05, 2016
 
3 by B_G from Iowa on Jul 20, 2015
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4.15/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by tyleeis from Wisconsin

Great overall ale easy to find in tall boy cans or bottles and relatively cheap, would definitely recommend

Apr 04, 2015
 
3.4 by jakea from Wisconsin on Mar 19, 2015
 
2.98 by kinggimp from Wisconsin on Feb 23, 2015
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3.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Beerguy1969 from Michigan

Nice creamy Irish taste. Would purchase more of this one.

Jan 19, 2015
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2.1/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
by marsh323 from Minnesota

Probably the worst craft beer I have ever had. It just feels empty and has a terrible finish. I have 3 left in the fridge that I am just dreading drinking.

Dec 31, 2014
 
3.35 by kplooki from Illinois on Dec 04, 2014
 
3 by G_Mad from Wisconsin on Nov 13, 2014
 
2.75 by themorninglark from Minnesota on Oct 15, 2014
 
3.25 by Gonzoillini from Illinois on Aug 13, 2014
 
2 by cardinals22 from Illinois on Aug 11, 2014
 
3.5 by bpfrush from Wisconsin on Jul 18, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

Busted Knuckle pours a dark reddish color with a nice long lasting and lacing head. There is a roubust roasted aroma, with a nice sweetness. The taste has a mellow roasted flavor, a little too sweet, and some earthy tones. A little too carbonated, but still some nice flavors. Overall its a decent red ale, some nice flavors, but a little too sweet to be great

Jul 15, 2014
 
2 by ffshore545 from Illinois on Jul 04, 2014
 
3.5 by bravefan44 from Iowa on Jun 10, 2014
 
4 by Nick-K from Wisconsin on Jun 08, 2014
 
3 by tbone64 from Minnesota on Jun 02, 2014
 
2.75 by bismarksays from Iowa on Apr 14, 2014
 
3.5 by jubie921 from Wisconsin on Mar 16, 2014
 
3.25 by Turbo from Minnesota on Mar 16, 2014
 
5 by smurphy493 from New York on Mar 07, 2014
 
2.75 by Shawner from Minnesota on Dec 08, 2013
 
3 by Zone_Fighter from Michigan on Oct 27, 2013
 
3.25 by majorbase2 from Wisconsin on Sep 30, 2013
 
2.5 by MathNut from Missouri on Sep 19, 2013
 
3.5 by KellyScottMad from Wisconsin on Sep 02, 2013
 
3 by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois on Aug 13, 2013
 
3 by lucasj82 from Indiana on May 15, 2013
 
2.25 by tut2528 from Illinois on Apr 27, 2013
 
3 by sparx1100 from Minnesota on Apr 19, 2013
 
3.75 by DrJoe82 from Illinois on Jan 29, 2013
 
2.5 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Sep 23, 2012
 
3.5 by Kunstman from Wisconsin on Jun 10, 2012
 
3 by Duff27 from Illinois on Jun 10, 2012
Busted Knuckle from Gray Brewing Company
Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 61 ratings