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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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. Girty’s 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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3.7
Travlr (25274) - 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.

3.6
jtclockwork (16725) - , 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
Ferris (15910) - 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. It’s not pleasant to me.

3.6
djd07 (15106) - 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.

3.8
Drake (13954) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2013
750 mL bottle from the brewery. Pours a hazy dark brown color with a thin tan head. Fair head retention. Weak aroma of caramel malts, stone fruits and a bit of chocolate. The taste is caramel, nutty notes, raisin, stone fruits, spice. Medium bodied, low carbonation. The commercial description says I have to be "brave" to try this. Mmm... no. I’m tempted to deduct a point for their pretentiousness, but I’ll refrain. It’s actually a decent beer.

3.9
j12601 (12700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed amber with a medium sized white head. Soft cocoa, orange, citrus, a touch of vanilla. Medium bodied, soft cocoa, a bit of tartness, musky and funky, orange and vibrant touches of citrus and orange acidity. Tangy cocoa and a touch of orange juice acidity into the finish. Very pretty.

4.3
DocLock (10745) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Squat bottle from Frank Smith’s. Pours turbid chestnut with tan head and refermented shrapnel at the bottom. Nose is dark fruit, velvety malt of the scotch and vienna variety to my nose, brown sugar, cherry, fruitcake. Tastes smooth, rich, very complex, with flavors of dark fruit, vienna malt, earthy notes, caramel, cherry, mint, and a complex finish. Yet another great beer from these guys. Like a poor man’s Westy 12.

3.5
alexsdad06 (10486) - West Chester, 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

2.9
DuffMan (10457) - 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.

3.8
douglas88 (9427) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle thanks to Dan. Pours a cloudy reddish color with a large white head. A big fruity nose with oak and tart cherry. The flavor is mostly dry, tart, cherry and yeast. Some sweeter toffee and caramel. Berries. Quite oaky. Lively palate. Good. Unique.


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