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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: 193   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gregorymconway (127) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
341 bottle from The Only Cafe. Golden body with minimal head. Notes of cereal, bread and some buttery popcorn on the nose. Some alcohol presence, quite light. Extremely sessionable, but not much to right home about.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
swoopjones (6108) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2014
bottle at Au Pied de Cochon, Montreal, Quebec. pretty boring offering. plain jane blonde ale, average flavor. blah, the food on the other hand……...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2272) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2014
On tap at the brewery terrace as part of a 12$ tasting set.Griffon blonde is a crystal clears old with an rough earthy light grainy aroma.smooth satisfying body the taste is a bit coarse, sweet caramel a bit buttery - possibly diacetyl. Grainy sweet mild caramel is how I would sum it up. Average to sub-par.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (745) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Aroma is spicey and floral hops. Light sulphur, hay and some pale clove notes.Taste is sweet roasty malts, creaminess and a fairly well balanced bitterness. Dry finish. Appearance is straw/gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ametras (483) - 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 (1964) - 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 (1311) - 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 (1036) - 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 (4321) - 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 (261) - 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

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