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McAuslan Griffon Extra Pale Ale

Brewed by McAuslan Brewing
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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As gold medalist in the Golden Canadian Ale category at the 1996 World Beer Cup, Griffon Extra Pale Ale has earned a place of honor among Canadian premium beers. Noted beer expert and author Charlie Papazian praised Griffon Extra Pale for its bright gold color, clean hop and malt flavor and "great drinkability".

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ametras (324) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
On tap. Clear golden with a frothy white head. Flavors are cereals, biscuit, corn syrup, bubblegum, honey, apricot and herbal hops. Cloying sweetness. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Minderbinder (1671) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle 341ml. Pours blond with medium white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of honey, sugar, grain, perfume. Taste is of honey, sugar, grain, alcohol, bitterness, grainy unpleasant aftertaste. Palate: Light body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Cheap stuff. Somewhat sweet. Cheap grain, unpleasant aftertaste. Not really drinkable with all that sweetness. I don’t get the relatively high scores this one gets.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reimer96 (1159) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
Pours a clear yellowish gold or extra pale as the name suggests with a small white ring and some lace. Aroma of dme, corn, some sweet pale malt and light floral hop esters. Taste is dme, corn syrup, light pale malts and some hop bite on the finish. Crisp and refreshing finish just a boring beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
andrewturba (944) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
Pours a crystal clear yellow with a small bright white head. Aroma is light pale malt, maybe faint hops though not very distinct and overall just crisp and light. Flavour is lightly sweet pale malts, corn like notes and faint hop bitterness. Crisp, light and kinda refreshing though quite flavourless if your into that kind of thing, this would be lager boys friendly Haha.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (3567) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Pours golden pale with good head and lacing. Some malt here but mostly just tastes like a lager. Crisp finish. Tap at Black Tomato.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aumax1 (221) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
341ml douce en bouche, sans trop d’arrière goût ni d’amertume. N’est pas une bière qui offre une expérience de dégustation particulière

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlainG (1127) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
Blonde dorée et limpide, surmontée par une mousse typique qui dure un temps et décore le verre dentelle bien tissée. Odeur fraîche, de temps frais, d’ozone, de malt et de miel clair. Elle est intéressante au goûter. Elle est amère et florale, quoique ce n’est pas extraordinaire. Une rondeur en bouche qui n’est pas négligeable. J’en suis surpris et satisfait. N’a pas à être complexée. (MA 31 août 13)(534-170213)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (5854) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 1, 2013
341 ml bottle.
Originally rated on 20110730.
Pours golden color with a small head. Aroma of hops, grass and fruits. Flavor of hay, caramel malts and fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Atheist_Peace (927) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
From a bottle. Pours a clear, darker golden colour with nearly white head that leaves some decent lacing. Fairly simple structure here. A light bready nose with an earthy edge and the same on the palate with a certain hint of unpleasantness in the back end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2013
On tap at McKinnins Irish Pub outside Montreal. Pors a clear medium gold, nice head. Aroma biscuit malts, faint earthy hops. Flavor matches. Not spectacular, but reps the style. Very pubby.

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