Great Lakes Christmas Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Kanyon22:
4.1/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Got this little treat on my holiday trip to my parents in Ohio.Poured into my Great Lakes Snifter Glass.
A: The beer is a gorgeous clear Christmas bulb red with a bit of copper hues going on. The head which was kinda small, thanks in part to my snifter glass, yet to get a good head in this one, is a quick dissipating white color. The red color is amazing.
S: You get cinnamon, spices, and apple pie smell for sure. It has that Yankee candle Christmas smell nailed down.
T: Has a very upfront spicy, alcohol burn here with a quick cleansing clean taste and finishes just like the nose cinnamon, spice with a definite amount of honey drying the mouth.
M: Would call this one on the good side of medium with a lack of carbonation which seems perfect on this beer. The beer starts to really take a toll with the drying of the mouth, must consume slowly.
D: For a winter warmer this beer is easily one of the most approachable and satisfying I've yet to come across. The spices are well done not over the top and at 7.5% abv. goes pretty smooth and effortless. Only thing really hurting it is the overall drying on the mouth, which would be okay If eating with a desert of some kinda.
Overall another winner from one of my all time favorite brewery. Once again please start distributing to Massachusetts soon.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2011 18:04:38 | More by Kanyon22
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4/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle with a BB date of 3/18/14.
Poured into a Town Hall pint glass this brew has a thin finger of off-white head topping a clear copper brew.
Aromas of toasted malt dominate. A little cinnamon and sweet notes detected.
Taste is similar, very malty with plenty of sweetness with hints of warm spices (nutmeg and cinnamon).
Mouthfeel is smooth with a bit of carbonation zing in the finish. Really smooth stuff. Daddy like. Well done for 7.5%
Overall this beer is malty, sweet and simple, but damn its pretty easy to drink and goes down smooth.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 01:53:44 | More by deebo
Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,930 ratings.