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Great Lakes / Cigar City Wandering Pelican - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes / Cigar City Wandering Pelican
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BA SCORE
87
very good

204 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 1
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MikeCactusGordon on 05-21-2014)
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Reviews by BrewUSA:
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4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great Lakes Wandering Pelican

Look 8/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 36/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 19/20

Overall 90/100

A very solid offering, bloggers are generally very forgettable for me. Was remarkably robust in creamy. Had subtle notes of coco and smoke. Was toasty and flavorful yet extremely smooth and balanced. In fact, they don't come much smoother than this. Almost had an oatmeal stout texture.

Final verdict: killer Black Lager and I would love to see it again~

BrewUSA, Jun 13, 2014
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The beer is dark brown like a cola, that allows light to pass through it at the bottom of the glass. The head was a thick tan foam that laced well.

The nose has a substantial chocolate malt character. There's a creamy roasted marshmallow aroma that couples with a roasted grain.

The flavor is a nice creamy chocolate tone with a Graham cracker and malt taste. Not overly complex, this misses the mark as a Schwarzbier but tastes quite good.

The feel is dry and drinkable and completely hides the 8 pct.

If this was placed in front of me as a judge I'd knock it substantially for the lack of smoke and roast but as a casual drinker who likes a nice stout I mark this as a worthwhile endeavor.

KYGunner, Jul 13, 2014
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Great Lakes / Cigar City Wandering Pelican from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.