RateBeer
Griffin Claw Platinum Blonde Lager
     click to upload


 No Score 

Requires
more ratings


bottled
available

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


SpongeRuiner's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (778) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4687) - 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 (3778) - 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 (2177) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1390) - 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 (2840) - 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 (3232) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (807) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Draft at Rezervoir Lounge - pours a slightly hazy gold . Faint lemon zest and wheat aromas . Very clean and refreshing . Good . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »





Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50