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Great Lakes Christmas Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Christmas AleGreat Lakes Christmas Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,976 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1976
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.13%


Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 11-16-2002)
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AwYeh

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color, with one finger of white head.

S: Honey and spices are present in the aroma, though not as strong as I was expecting.

T: Fantastic; this beer is perfectly spiced, with cinnamon and ginger complementing the honey excellently. Ginger is so intense I got the sensation that I was in between pieces of sushi after I had swallowed the first gulp. This beer may be just as enjoyable at room temperature as it is chilled, thanks to these spices.

M: No flaws here; beer is sweet but not sticky, perfectly carbonated and goes down smooth.

D: Despite somewhat high ABV, it would be easy to put a few of these away in a row.

If you're fortunate enough to be in an area where you can actually find this around Christmas, stock up and enjoy it all season long.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 08:06:11 | More by AwYeh
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Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,976 ratings.