Gritty McDuffs Best Bitter

Gritty McDuffs Best Bitter

Rated 3.322 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Gritty McDuffs

Portland, ME, United States

Style:  Bitter

4.8% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 4420 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank8996
Overall Percentile80.9
Style Rank32 of 838
Style Percentile96.2
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.483
Weighted Score3.322
Standard Deviation0.402

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  • TREBORIUS 308 reviews
    rated 2.9 1 year ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    As I upload this review, this beer has been brewed for 32 years. It still isn’t very good. It pours a light rust color, topped with a white head that sometimes stays a while, and sometimes disappears in a handful of seconds. The aroma is cereal malt, light caramel, weak citrus, and floral hops. Mouthfeel is watery to average. Flavor tends to be weak caramel notes supported by weak citrus. Definitely a malty bitter.

  • UPSTATEDAVE 853 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Got this at Rogers Market. Poured a nedium amber with a good malty aroma and taste with an appropriate amount of hops. I found this to be very drinkable, and most enjoyable

  • SIGMUND 4249 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Cask conditioned at the GBBF 2008. ABV was 4.8%. Deep golden to amber colour. Nice fruity hops in the aroma. Decent hops in the flavour too, notes of blackcurrant leaves.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 3.5 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    My first Gritty's brew, which I enjoyed in York, Maine. Poured a clear amber colour with a decent sized off white head. Aroma is a battle between sweet and hopped. Taste is initially sweet but tapers off into a pleasently mild bitter flavor. Taste is moderately carbonated, fruit forward and not overly acidic. Decent beer :)

  • EYECHARTBREW 1451 reviews
    rated 3.9 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    My standard "go-to" beer, whenever I happen to be at either the Gritty's Freeport location (1-2 times a year), or the Gritty's Portland location (a bit less often). This especialy true since I tend to gravitate towards whatever they happen to have off the hand-pump (which more often than not is the Best Bitter).

    Anyway, this is a good Session Beer, without a doubt. Perhaps a little on the dull side, if you were to drink this all night long . But for a few quick pints after work, or with a bowl of chowder, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better fit, me'thinks. Nice aroma, appealing flavor profile, with enough girth to take notice, but no so much so that you feel you have to struggle against the mouthfeel. Nicely drinkable, while reading the paper as the sun goes down in Southern Maine, or wherever else you happen to find yourself with this beer. Recommended.

  • VAC 2186 reviews
    rated 3.1 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    This Bitter Ale from a great brew pub has a golden amber color with a med thick head. the malty aroma is sweet and fruity. the flavor is sweet and malty and turns slightly bitter and hoppy. the finish is dry and hoppy.

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