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Griffin Claw Grand Trunk Bohemian Pils

Griffin Claw Grand Trunk Bohemian Pils
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3578) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11090) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1853) - Saint Johns, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4687) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asedzie (617) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (563) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
On tap, poured into a sampler glass. The aroma has a bit of a banana and vanilla note with some cereal, and black pepper. It pours a clear, pale gold color with a white, small bubble head. It reduces to a medium ring with a dusty surface and leaves an abundant sheet lace. The taste is a medium light bitter with a medium sweetness to it. The oily textured beer has a medium light body and a zippy carbonation. There’s tones of cereal, grain, a light citrus, a dry, clean pine and a mineral note in the finish. the pine and mineral stick around with a bit of pepper in the aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
Very easy drinking sessionable beer. Not much bitterness at 35 ibu felt. On tap at the brewery.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6975) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2014
16oz can, thanks to umich03jm, I’m pretty sure. Pours a beautiful orange amber color. Perfect thin finger of off-white head, that leaves great, thicker lace. Medium body. Super smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Good creamy texture to the full mouthfeel. Supremely swiggable. Goddamn, this is a good pils. Great bready, lightly peppery malt. Some nice light herbal hop to it. Moderate sweet taste, nice moderate bitter. Freakin’ fantastic pilsener. A wonderful one to enjoy with my sandwich. I had to be careful to not chug this whole thing in one gulp, so I could pick it apart for my reviews. I will be picking this up again, if I ever see it on a shelf. If I had another 16oz can I’d have cracked it open right now and kept on raving. Will definitely have to revisit at length in the future..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1442) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Pint can at hopcat pours a bright clear golden/yellow with a large white head. Nice yeast and graham cracker malt aroma with bright hops. Taste of sweet caramel biscuit malt, nice yeast presence, bittering grassy hops on the outside of the palate. Light, tasty, and refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (1580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2014 More body than any other Pilsner that I have tried. Slightly cloudy golden color. Lots of hops in both aroma and taste, but bitterness balanced with malt mouth feel.


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