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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TATE (404) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a thin tan head. Aroma is apple and coffee. The beginning has a bit of a sweet caramel flavor quickly balanced off with the hop finish. Medium body and very easy to drink. This is one of my favorites along with all the other Gritty’s products. I was told that this Red Claws is the same as Grittys Best Brown and it does taste similar to their brown.

   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pin glass. The color is a clear copper with a slight finger of foamy white head with little lacing left on the glass. The smell is a slight bit hoppy with a touch of some fruity flavors. Some slight apple and cinnamon mixed with a malt flavor that is holding it’s own. There is a slight bitterness that is in the backend but gone quickly before really getting a chance. The feel of this beer is medium bodied and feels like a plain, average ale. It’s easy to get into and makes for an easy drinking beer and would be something that would go well

   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 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.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9426) - 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 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 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
On tap at Portland brewpub, pours a reddish amber with a small off white head. Smells of caramel and nuts. Taste is malty with a bit of caramel. Very mild hop finish. Average red ale.

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