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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 16   ABV: -
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Gritty McDuff ’s Red Claws Ale is a what the Brits call a fine session beer: a smooth ale, not too strong and full of flavor. Red Claws Ale has a dark red-amber color; a full, round malt palate; nutty and roasted accents, and a delicate hop flavor that whispers with just a hint of floral finish. The perfect ale for a long afternoon in the pub with good friends and traditional fare.
Starting Gravity: 1044
Finish: 1014
Hops: (16 I.B.U.s) Willamette, Cluster


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Appearance: Pours a deep, clear auburn with virtually no head.

Aroma: Caramel, toffee, clover, apple.

Taste: Toasted malt, mildly bitter hop spice, caramel corn, and a little bit of peat.

Mouthfeel: Very thin and moderately fizzy.

Overall: A really complex,layered Irish Ale.Not usually jazzed by this style, but its very fresh, very lively, with a great hop presence.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 28, 2010
(22 oz. bottle from Bootleggers) Pours coppery amber, slightly hazy. Three or so fingers of biscuit head that recede to about half a finger and eventually get kind of globby. Aroma of caramel and bread, and even a bit of chocolate. Fairly inviting except a hint of metalllic. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth, except lightly prickly. Also quite thin. Flavor is a letdown after a fairly promising aroma. Some caramel overlain by some bitterness, becoming a bit chocolatey as it warms. A bit metallic. Flavor and mouthfeel are weak.


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