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Brewed by McAuslan Brewing (Brasseurs RJ)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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".

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1.9
Bierdimpfe (640) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2017
Bright golden color with moderate pearly activity. Foamy 1 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with poor legs. Flavors of sweet grains, corn syrup, green jolly rancher, lemon, mint, herbal spices. Very sugary, unbalanced and excessive, with sharp fruity citrus feel. Slick and smooth medium to full body with prickly carbonation. Strong finish, thick leafy hops with lingering caramel, grassy and slightly earthy, with dry sour lemon. Very sharp sourness on the tongue at first, you get used to it, although I’m finding it too coarse like a fishermans friend. Highly alcoholic, feels like malt liquor and it’s quite metallic. A hint of adjunct coupled with mediocre freshness. The taste is below average quality. Overall mediocre quality craft.

3.3
Daytona00 (160) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2016
341 bottle. Clear golden color. Medium head. Delicate taste. Some bitterness. Good, not great.

3.3
AleRider78 (1133) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
Poured a pale blonde colour with a foamy creamy head. Quite active carbonation. thick lacing. Aromas of malts and wheats, slightly grainy. Has much citrus flavours to it and it’s slightly sweet. Creamy mouthfeel and a bit tingly. Pretty smooth going down, making it an easy drinking beer. Pretty good, prefer over the St Ambroise Pale Ale (both McAuslan)

2.2
Matwill (91) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
Rating datant du 11 juillet 2015. Bière blonde en bouteille de 341ml, formant un beau collet de mousse. Caractère malté assez présent avec peu d’arrière-goût.

2.6
alex_leit (4120) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 4, 2016
Bottle. Golden color, normal white foam. Aroma: malt, slightly floral tones. Malty taste, slightly fruity.

3.2
TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté directement à la brasserie au coût de 4.00$. Arôme: Légère odeur de fruité avec une très légère pointe de beurre. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales avec une pointe de fruité et de beurre. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. (Rating #6419)

3.6
Beardbeerman (341) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Nice golden coat with lots of carbonation. The semi-persistent head is bright white and cloud-like. Subtle matly nose with a light freshness. On the tongue it starts smooth and malty and finishes sharp and clean with some great hoppy bitterness. Nice ale.

3.5
Tricker (414) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Bière blonde de 5 % d’alcool. Elle possède un col très mousseux au versement et est également très pétillante. Elle possède un odorat sucré, légèrement citronné. Elle possède une petite amertume en bouche, avec un goût sucré restant en finale. On goûte bien le houblon et même l’amertume et l’aspect sucré du blé. Correcte !

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mathieuc (3996) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a medium white head that leaves really nice lacings. Nose is of slight fruits, herbs and cereals. Taste is lightly sweet and gives you fresh cereal flavors. Body is medium and carbonation high. Overall a fair golden ale.

2.6
gregorymconway (232) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2015 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.


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