Great Lakes Christmas Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.18/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a growler into a pint glass at around 45 F. Pours a very clear amber, with light carbonation. About a once inch white head that quickly collapses to a thin film. The nose is mostly cinnamon, nutmeg and maybe a touch of vanilla. In the mouth the first impression is toffee, followed by the spices and a nice dryness. There's a slight hops bitterness that provides some structure and prevents the beer from being too sweet. More carbonation than might be expected from the limited bubbles reveals itself as well. The mouthfeel is medium to full, and a little slick. This is a very nice winter beer, showcasing the spices without being too heavy-handed. The keg version is superior to the bottled version.
Serving type: growler
11-05-2011 00:03:48 | More by MCDuhamel
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