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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 16   ABV: -
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Irish Ale! It makes sense now. Mistakenly written as "Red Claws Brown Ale" on the marker board. I guessed it was more of an amber ale. Irish ale fits. Anyway, this one pours a clear amber with a small eggshell head that leaves a ring. Aroma of lightly toasted malts and brown sugar. Like a sweet breakfast cereal. Flavor of sweet and toasty malts, caramel, and brown sugar. Not far off. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, malty mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté à l’établissement de Portland au coût de 4,00$. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel avec une pointe de noix. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caramel avec une pointe de noix et de céréales grillées. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #5859)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (6294) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Poured from a 22 oz bottle. Dark red in color, white thin head that diminished as it warmed. Aroma of piney hops. Taste was very much like its aroma that left your mouth watering for more. Typical average Irish ale. Not bad, not really good, very middle of the road. Shared with LiteWait.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bulk_Carrier (3864) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This is an Irish Red Ale, hmmm..as an American with Irish blood, well, uh...okay, I certainly hope my notes speak my mind. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a super light red color with a large transparency running about the beer to allow some light carbonation to be seen rising and trying to fill a one finger white foamy head that’s trying to dissipate within less than thirty seconds. The smell had some burnt light caramel tones. Hops, what hops, they weren’t there, no matter how many times I’ve had this brew. They just weren’t. The taste was mainly sweet and no balance and it had a really strong caramel aftertaste which ended up leading to a super dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly sessionable quality to it. The carbonation was actually somewhat decent. Overall, for the most part, this wasn’t much of an Irish Red ale. As someone from an Irish descent, I’m actually somewhat offended. No way would I have this again and its not because I hate basketball, its because this beer just isn’t that good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2014
16 oz draft pours reddish amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, herbs and grain. Taste is malty, nutty and herbs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 1, 2011
Doughy breads rye malt backing. Touch of cocoa. Toasty, dry. Some cereal. Touch of herbal hop character. Liked the nice dry bread Character

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (2231) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle. This is a pretty rough irish red ale that is lacking in many of the aspects i look for in session beers - not a highly drinkable ale to use Coors parlance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (2103) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Draught @ Brewpub: This one pours a dark amber color. There was very little of an off-white head on it, and about no lacing. The aroma is decent. Mainly some caramel malt. Some roastiness, smokiness and chocolate to the nose. The taste is good. Slightly bitter with a touch of a dry finish. Faint roast, caramel, no sweetness at all. Some earthy notes. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (2006) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Give a buddy ten bucks before he leaves for a vacation in New England and he comes back with two bombers of Red Claws Ale. Neither one of us would of guessed it was an Irish Ale. However, the pine hops did give off a lower bitterness. Copper medium bodied ale, creamy head and an easy drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1806) - 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.

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