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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Caramel and roasted malts gives this ale its rich ruby red color. American aroma hops are added leaving this ale on the malty side. Bronze medal winner at the G.A.B.F.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (889) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2014
Pint can. Pours a deep ruby, damn near black, with a thick khaki head that settles to a ring and leaves some soapy lace. Nose involves plums, apricot, very fruity and wine-like. Fairly sweet, a bit tart, somewhat bitter. Medium bodied, active, tingly, a bit grainy, with a lingering fruity hop bitter finish. Interesting brew, different, but very drinkable and tasty.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
demitriustown (1033) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2014
473 ml can: Aroma has got a nutty malt characteristic with some grassy hop notes as well. Appearance is a deep dark reddish hue with a medium off white head that diminishes slowly. Taste has got a twangy hop note with a nice malt front then melding into a lighter malt note. Nutty, grassy, chocolate. The hop note is not enjoyable for my taste. Palate is medium to high carbonation with a light sticky malt aftertaste. Overall, Not my favorite from them at all. Cheers!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (343) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle from trade. Pours deep red with no head. Aroma of hay, caramel. Taste is maltbomb...sweet, caramel. Roasted malt is good. The hops don’t really shine through here except on the finish. A decent amber ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnyoski (415) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2014
16oz can. Dark rusty color with a foamy, off white head. Caramel malty aroma, with hints of sweet spices. Sweet malty flavor with some hints of dry nuts and ripe fruit. This covers up most of the hop bitterness that can be slightly detected in the finish. Well carbonated with a sticky body. Well balanced and enjoyable to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alliance100 (366) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Can and draft - pours a light brown, sweet malt aromas, palate is medium bodied with some mild roast and sweet finish, pretty good .

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 3, 2014
16oz Can. Thanks Sean! Stylistically, this was the least of the Griffin Claw beers I was interested trying, but it turned out to be the roundest, most well-produced example. There’s nothing extreme or particularly unique about this beer and that’s great. It’s fresh, lively, and rich. A nice balance of lightly darkened sugars with the right amount of alcohol. It just hits that sweet spot with brewing where all the pieces come together in a nicely honed way that makes it feel like you wouldn’t change anything about a beer. Fantastic Amber Ale.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
njager246 (314) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Aroma of roasted malts and hops, a really funky taste, not my favorite hoped for more...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Onslow (1102) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pour from 16 oz car. Deep red brew wtih tan head. Beautiful held up to the light. Odd mix in the aroma - over ripe fruit, caramel malt, alcohol, something metallic... Taste is sweet spoils fruit at the start, some caramel malt, caramel in the middle, some bisquit towards the end and a sour almost vegetal hops at the end with a lingering midly unpleasant sour finish. The good parts are good but the bad pards are bad and the ugly stuff... you get it.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (360) - - JAN 31, 2014
On tap at Roast. Pours a nice golden red. Nothing on the nose. Classic smooth red with a bit of a weak and slightly bitter back end. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (717) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Pretty hearty amber ale. Malty aroma but not overly sweet. Deep amber color that looks heavy. Good full mouthfeel with average carbonation. Strong malt flavors with a small hops presence. Some earth and wood tones that added complexity. Good first impression.


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