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Griffin Claw Platinum Blonde Lager

Griffin Claw Platinum Blonde Lager
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An American Premium lager brewed with a classic German lager yeast for a clean crisp flavor. Low malt and hop character makes this a refreshing summer beer. 4.5% abv. 12 IBU.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4725) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Poured a golden color from the can with aromas of grass, light sweetness, bread and some light herbs. Flavors were the same, nice breadiness to it with some grassy hops, decent and refreshing in the heat. A great lawn mowing beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (371) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma and flavor hints at biscuit. Balanced and easy drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1749) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2015
16 ounce can. Clear golden color. Lots of body for a lager. More sweet than "crisp". Little hop influence.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5839) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
can. pours hazy pale yellow with a small whtie cap showing some retention and lacing. peppery and bready maltiness, hay-ish, light fruity notes - pears, flowery and spicy, ginger, pepper, hint of sweetness - honey. light carbonation, light body - surprisingly oily for its abv, almost balanced - almost crisp - and short grassy-citrusy-peppery finish. pleasant surprise.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2014
From can. Nice sweet malt aroma with a little neutral fruity character. Clear orange dark amber with thin off-white head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts moderately sweet with pilsner malt, biscuit, and some neutral fruity character. Very mild hops, with light orange blossom. Finish is sweet and smooth, with light sweet after.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (2842) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Can. Clear bright gold pour with a small head that fades to a nice ring. Aroma is sweet pale malt with some light lemon peel and herbs. Tastes like sweet crackers, lemon, herbs, and hay. A bit sweet but very easy to drink. Nice pale lager.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (945) - Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2014
This one pours from the can into a pale transparent golden color. Thin foamy head that dissipates quickly. A slight wheaty grass smell. A very refreshing and crisp taste. An earthy fresh taste. A nice lemon drop flavor. Great level of carbonation. Very drinkable. A slight dry finish. Also with the low ABV you can definitely put these down all day. This one is great right from the can while sitting outside. A great summer beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Can. Gold with a small, white head. Sweet hay and sugar. Surprisingly sweet and light.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
superspak (3492) - Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2014
16 ounce can into lager glass; no canning date, but is a recent release. Pours fairly crystal clear bright gold color with a small fairly dense white head with decent retention, that reduces to a slight lace cap. Minimal lacing on the glass, with a moderate amount of carbonation retaining the thin cap. Aromas of light lemon zest, pear, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Ok aromas with well balanced pale malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester notes; with poor strength. Taste of slight lemon zest, pear, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Zero bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light lemon, pear, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Decent robustness and solid balance of pale malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester flavors; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light body; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected for 4.5%. Overall this is a mediocre pale lager. Pilsner malt character is extremely light and there really isn’t a whole lot of flavor. A very crisp, clean, and smooth drinking offering. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (4189) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2014
can. golden with one finger head. crisp lager. light sweetness with mild hops in the finish. simple, but well done.


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