In this beer blog, we are going to talk about another beer from Griffin Claw Brewery. It is their Raymondo El Rojo Red Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Midwest craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Michigan base craft brewery. Let us get into this red ale.
It has a clear red color with a white constant color head. The aroma has a sweet caramel notes. The taste has a sweet malty to caramel notes with a slight nutty to caramel aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.griffinclawbrewingcompany.com):
Our bronze medal winning El Rojo Red Ale has a malty, roasted flavor profile. Entered in competition as an English brown, the El Rojo is really more of an American Red – bigger than Scottish Reds with a beautiful ruby red color and a rich, roasty, caramel body.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In the end, I waited a long time until I try this brew. There is no reason. I just was busy trying other brews. I was picking together a mix six pack at a liquor store in Detroit. I saw it and I figured I would try it. I am not a huge fan of red and amber ales. Please, take that in count for my thought pattern and ideas on this beer. I believe this a bad take and just like all their beers, they are not constant. I bet they are trying to fix that fact. I am not a fan of this beer. I have had better red and amber ales. I would say try this at least once. Let me know what you think. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser