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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

1,971 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1971
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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Broman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-06-2013 21:34:32 | More by Broman
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3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle served in a goblet.

Body is deep amber-copper with excellent clarity. Head has poor retention.

Smells and tastes like a spicy brown ale. The spice mix says "winter holidays" and, while obvious and too strong for some ales, is not so powerful as to mask the solid caramel and medium roast malts used in this ale. Acceptably sweet.

Medium body with medium-light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Christmas Ale - Freshness date of today.
A: Nothing special in the mahogany, amber body, not much head retention or lace. Average.

S: Nothing in the smell surprises. A sweet, malty caramel body with some dark, faint fruit.

T: Follows the smell, but more densely flavor packed. More malt over hops, and none of the spice or honey is heavy handed. A bit of cherry and peach on the mid- to finish. Better as it warms, but frankly, a little too cherry-cola, Dr Pepper, OHIO to my decidedly coastal palate.

Good balance. I'd rather a winter ale sticks its neck out further.

MF: well crafted like everything this brewer does, and you can feel it in the body and the finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 23:12:15 | More by Act25
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Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,971 ratings.