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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

201 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 201
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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Pours with a minimal head on a roasty coffee bomb... with mocha lacing, loads of dark roasty grains, very unexpected flavor in this lager thin brew. Complete surprise. Faint sweetness in the finish too. Very nice brew - one of my faves from the series.

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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.

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Serving type--growler

This fine Schwarz pours a deep dark brownish black with a nice off white tannish head and mild
clinging lacing. A most excellent nose of slightly smoky chocolate malts and deeply roasted
grains interplay with a light bready yeast and a very earthy aroma. Taste packs a wallop of
fresh baked bread and cocoa with a slightly smoky malt characteristic coming through on the
back. Balanced with a nicely carbonated mouthfeel and a moderately coating aftertaste, this
is one fantastic Schwartz. A fantastic collaboration. Cheers to both brewers for giving us such
a fine offering.

Brutaltruth, Aug 23, 2014
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Great Lakes / Cigar City Wandering Pelican from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.