McAuslan Griffon Extra Pale Blonde Ale

McAuslan Griffon Extra Pale Blonde Ale

Rated 3.539 by BeerPals

Brewed by Brasserie McAuslan Incorporated, La / McAuslan Brewing Incorporated

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Style:  Blonde Ale

5% Alcohol by Volume

25 International Bittering Units

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Back in 1996, Griffon Extra Pale Ale earned a medal at the World Beer Cup. Ever since, it has held its crown as one of Canada’s top premium beers. Its bright golden hues and distinctive refreshing taste come from its perfect balance of hops and malt. Make it your own championship beer.

ID: 838 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank2647
Overall Percentile95.1
Style Rank7 of 1464
Style Percentile99.5
Lowest Score2.0
Highest Score4.4
Average Score3.647
Weighted Score3.539
Standard Deviation0.601

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  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 3.6 6 years ago

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

    This is a good beer, yet quite possibly, the worst beer brewed by McAuslan. It pours a very pale gold colour with a frothy white head that sticks around to hear a story or two. The aroma is dominated by biscuit malt, light spices, yeast, and floral hops. The flavour starts out with a definite maltiness before giving way to a spicy hop finish.

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

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

    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)

  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 3.1 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Crystal clear bright gold with an 1” cap floating on top pretty much looks like a stereo typical commercial beer. Crisp hops, banana, grass, lemon all found in the aroma. Soft feeling beer but with good carbonation. More lemon and banana, bread with some grass also show up in the taste. Taste is clean and refreshing. Good beer but it’s a boring style, I find no reason to drink again.

  • BEERCRONIC 895 reviews
    rated 3.8 15 years ago

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

    As far as pales go, this is pretty much as good as it will get.
    Nice clean yellow gold brew with a large white frothy head that poured out. Retains very well and gives out small amounts of slippery silty lacing. The aroma is very fruity with oranges, apricots and apple to go along with the floral scents and subdued bready malt. The taste is really good for the style as well but is far from exciting: clean and pleasant, tasty floral and biting hops, touch of tartness, grain. Finishes smooth with ample carbonation and a slight bready aftertaste. No, I'm not ever going to go out of my way for one of these despite the high marks.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 2.0 16 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Another Griffon product I could have done without. The beer is a typical pale gold colour reminiscent of many North American beer. It was topped off with a thin white, head. The aroma was a combination of bread and hops. The flavour had the hoppy bitter finish with a metallic aftertaste.

  • SKANADIAN 269 reviews
    rated 3.9 17 years ago

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

    Great nose of floral hops. The pour had a pretty cap on top and left some good lacing on the glass - not something I'm used to seeing in most pale ales. Gold body with little bubbles quite active. Great mouthfeel, medium bodied and very clean with just the right carbonation. Clean hop flavour with some balanced malts and a slightly fruity backbone. Cleaned the palate well after the Thai food I was having.

  • BEERHAWK 351 reviews
    rated 4.0 17 years ago

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

    Had this on tap at a bar in Ottawa. One of the nicest ale's i have had. Nice carbination with a medium attack that is fresh on the palate. Alot of hops with a nice head and a smooth finish.

  • BOBHOPPS 406 reviews
    rated 4.1 18 years ago

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

    Definitely a very very good beer,like they say on the label that beer is a tribute to the beers quebecers used to drink 30 years ago made by Molson or Labatt or O'keefe... That being said,poured a nice golden colour medium head and retention and nice lacing,fresh and clean malt aroma...Full bodied with lively carbonation it's quite a goood mouthfeel feeling.Flavor well balance between malt and hops,fruity note could be notice,a clean taste a beer to remember to offer to anyone who likes good beers ...

  • BOV 1743 reviews
    rated 3.8 18 years ago

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

    orange colour with a little head, hoppy nose, fruity (apricot ?), quite full-bodied with a nice bitter bite in the end, very dry and long malty finish

  • MYKE 542 reviews
    rated 4.0 18 years ago

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

    Finally a beer that is actually better out of the glass than out of the bottle. This is a really, really good beer that for seemed rather grassy for an ale. I have nothing other to say other than go out and try this beer NOW!!!

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