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Griffin Claw Grand Trunk Bohemian Pils
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This classic beer style is brewed with Noble hops, Saaz and Sladeck, from the Czech Republic. Fermented with a classic lager yeast strain for a clean crisp taste. Big spicy hop aroma. Silver award winner at the World Beer Cup. 5% abv. 35 IBU.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3686) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2015
16 oz. can. Pours a golden orange with a thick white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of spicy hops, pils malt, bread notes. Flavor is hop forward, bitter. With bready sweetness. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Finishes bitter and hoppy. Nice little lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackflag321 (561) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2015
I’ve had this straight from the can and in various glasses. Pale straw color. Big, big head so it must be opened and poured carefully; susceptible to gushing if the can is even slightly shaken. Mild, clean taste of bready, sweet malt; hints of grass and spice. I really like this, glad it comes in pint cans.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jcr (2286) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Can. Hazy golden body with a big frothy, white head, slowly diminishing — probably because this was a gusher. Aroma of butterscotch and more butterscotch with just a hint of sulfur, toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, buttery/sticky texture, lively carbonation. Dirty, diacetyl-laden, infected, overly bitter. Looks good, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5450) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2015
On tap: The aroma consists of light-moderate grass, light honey, and bread. It’s a transparent gold with a two finger head that eventually fades to a thin film. There is a thin sheet of lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light honey and lightly sweet cereal/grain notes. The finish has light-moderate grass/straw. It’s light bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, a really nice Pilsner. I’ve passed on this is cans several times. Hopefully it translates in cans as well as it does on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
burg326 (4442) - Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Poured a cloudy yellowish color from the can with aromas of grass, light spice, some floral notes aromas cereal. Flavors matched the aromas, meh overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3682) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Can from Sicilianos. Pours yellow with a thick white head. Leaves a lot of lacing. Nice hop aroma. Solid floral notes with enough bitterness to keep things interesting. Nice example of style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11710) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Draft sample. Poured a clear amber color with an average frothy white head that was lasting and produced excellent lacing. Moderate hop and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2061) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Drank straight from the can in my hotel room. Strong grassy nose, follows in taste, so much grass it almost comes off as skunk... But it’s not. Mild malt sweetness, ample bitterness that lingers long after the sip. Light body, pretty good pils.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5392) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
can. pours hazy and almost cloudy pale but bright yellow with a creamy white head offering good retention and strong lacing. fresh grains and cereals, insanely fragrant - flowers, spices, citrus, chewy pils, fruity - white grapes - pinot-gris-like, minerals - touch of sulfur, bright citrus, clean yeast esters - slight dustiness, hint of sweetness. healthy carbonation - prickles a bit, light body - oily, relatively dry, smooth yet crisp spicy-citrusy finish. very pleasant surprise!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asedzie (658) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Can from Angeli’s in the U.P. Pours hazy golden with moderate to thick pillowy white head. Nose is hoppy with floral, resiny and even slightly pine-like. More rich bready malt notes as the head dissolves after some time - this is actually when the balance achieves a definite bo-pils quality. Flavor is somewhat hop-dominated with a resiny bite of bitter grapefruit peel. Finishes with a long lasting bitter hoppiness. For the style, I prefer a softer balance of hops and malt that really showcases the purity of the water, malts and yeast but this is a tasty take on the classic style - leans towards the hoppy in a big way, but has a nice bready malt profile beneath.

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