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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Off-red in color with a fluffy, long-lasting head and full aromas of fruit, bubblegum and spice. The caramel backbone of the malty body provides the deception of fullness, however, the finish is dry. The delicate citrus and distinctive bitterness intertwine with the warmth of alcohol and deep rum tones, finishing with a hint of cocoa. Simon Girty becomes more intense at room temperature and may be cellared for up to five years. A very different beer for those brave enough to try. Simon Girty....the person: One of the most pivotal and controversial figures in American history, Simon Girty, primarily through savage guerilla warfare, fought for what he believed to be right. He was noted as a turncoat and most often referred to as the White Savage. His bravery, courage and reputation, made him a common household name throughout the colonial period. Girtys Run, which is a tributary of the Allegheny River, was named after Simon. The stream travels directly through the heart of Millvale and was once his passage way to the north. In honor and as a sign of respect, we have developed this beer for the free spirited individuals like Simon. We hope this minor tribute is enough to show our respect...Enjoy!

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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintD (9) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2012
growler: rich mahogany color, off white-tinted slightly brown (from the cocoa?), deep rum tones, caramel, roast, toffee and citrus (oranges, tangerine, slight grapefruit) finishing with a cocoa flavor and dropping off dry. Flavors of bubblegum, banana, fruit and yeast. Light to medium body, could use a little thicker body for my taste. Extremely difficult to decifer because its not predictable based upon expectations of aroma, flavor, body and finish. A lot going on in this beer! Very complex and enjoyable. Another interesting product from these guys.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (5575) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2016
At the brewery: pours murky light brown with a beige head and it dissipates kind of fast. Aroma is a tad funky, plenty of dark fruitz. Taste is a tad sweet, a bit bit sour. Body is not too heavy. Not my favourite of the Draai Laags.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2850) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2016 Draft at Bru Craft. Murky chestnut brown pour with a small amount of fizzy tan foam. Hodgepodge of flavors. Sharp balsamic sour up front with chalky cocoa in the finish. Sorta works. Notes of tangerine, black cherry, honeycomb, tobacco, nutmeg and earth. Juicy and unusual.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9636) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2016
RBSG 2016, on tap @ the brewery. Muddy brown. Overripe fruit, acetic sourness (mild/moderate), earthy, dirty undertones, bready too. Muddled and confused.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (4567) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2016
a plum colored beer with a bit of cloudiness. vinegar aroma, faint but there, not much else throwing off from aroma. Tastes like cold brew, a lot of chocolate as the beer leaves the palette with some dark fruits. maybe even a bit of cinnamon. Very interesting. not sure I could drink a lot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15247) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Draft - pours brown tan head - nose/taste of caramel, orange peel, light sour and cocoa - medium body

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (13158) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
Draft - Dirty earthy notes and cocoa. Dirty brown with a small white head. Light up front tartness and soured earthy. Its not pleasant to me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttutony (851) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Medium brown. Aroma of chocolate and a bit of yeast funk. Interesting combo of toasted malt, chocolate, sourness. Complex and interesting tor sure.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (11283) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is caramel, dark fruit, oak. Thin body, similar flavors to nose, light tartness, very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9422) - Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Draft to taster at Draai Laag. Pours a slightly hazy amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet honey, cocoa, citrus favoring oranges, light tart

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21971) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Draft at the source. Hazy amber brown color. Aroma of boozy caramel. Taste is sweet and sour dark fruit. Nice.


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