GIJOE (1258) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - NOV 10, 2015 fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25th Anniversary beer, old Halloween recipe which is apparently an ESB. It has a strange musty, spicy aroma, almost like some kind of saison. Flavor is mainly caramel malt and bitter hops. A bit hoppier than most British ESBs. Full-bodied and fairly sweet. Some spice notes that seem very out of place. This beer has plenty of flaws, but it was enjoyable nonetheless - making it a good representation of Gritty’s overall.
Pours a hazy brown with a frothy tan head that stays a while. Generous lacing. Nose is candy and some white grape fruitiness. Taste is quite well-balanced. Nice rich sweetness, but nicely bitter aftertaste. I'm enjoying this brew.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2015
LSAT Freedom Trip #52. Keg at the Auburn location. Clear dark red, thin fizzy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of toffee, raisin, anise, strawberry. The taste is raisin, strawberry, toffee, mild hops. Medium bodied, low carbonation. DiarmaidBHK (6151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Sample at brewpub. Pours copper colored with a white head. Slight malt note on the nose. Kind of muddled on the tongue which is how I typically perceive this style. Finished clean. Eh!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jmilo64 (42) - Maine, USA - SEP 6, 2014
This one’s a deep amber brown, nose is almost Belgian, taste is alcohol, roasted notes and a strong bitter finish. puboflyons (3531) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2013
From the 22 fl. oz. bottle. The pour is a cloudy, milky amber tone with a modest cream colored head. Lots of dark fruit and overripe fruit aroma mixed in with some malts and some earth. The Whitbread Goldings yeast strain is what lends this some uniqueness I think. The body is smooth and medium. The taste is also on the fruity side with a moderate bitterness hanging about at the end. I think it tries to hard to be British but misses the mark slightly. Still it is drinkable. reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Pours a hazy amber with a medium tan head. Aroma has a slight tea note and a spice note i cant place...andy p says its cardamom. Flavor is excessively spicy (cardamom?) And earthy hoppy. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and muddled with spice. Not tasty!