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Great Lakes Christmas Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Christmas AleGreat Lakes Christmas Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,086 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,086
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 90
Gots: 177 | FT: 4
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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TheycallmeTim

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an American pint glass.

A--Dark butterscotch or deep caramel body with an incredibly lasting one finger white foam head. The head sat like a collar on a pint of Guinness--very well done.

S--Lots of ginger, cinnamon, and either clove or allspice. No nutmeg I could detect, nor hops really. Slight malt notes in the form of an underlying bready sweetness, like honey-drizzled toast, and even some deep dark fruits like raisin and plum.

T--If you've had Smuttynose pumpkin ale this year (2008), then you know what this beer tastes like. It's pretty close, except without the pumpkin (and a twinge less hops), and being as that was my favorite pumpkin beer, that's saying a lot. The spice carries through the flavor spectrum alongside a pale ale/ESB-like background, with caramel and toffee malt to hang the ginger and cinnamon garland on and enough hop bite to keep the whole thing from being too heavy.

M&D-No complaints on either. Super smooth, the spices don't bog you down enough to keep you from having a couple, and the elevated ABV just made my family that much more tolerable this visit. Thank you Great Lakes for giving me a reason to go to Ohio!

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2008 23:07:44 | More by TheycallmeTim
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Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,086 ratings.