Great Lakes Christmas Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by andyo:
3.9/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I had this eber on tap at "Bob's Bar" in Clintonville last night with my good buddy Shane.
This beer was very interesting to me. It poured a rich amber/brown color, and gave off a heavy, sweet smell. There was virtually no head on this beer at all.
My initial taste pretty much hit me hard. This is definately not a weak beer in taste! The malts are very pronounced, combined with cinnaman, honey and clove. The flavors are very sharp...if that makes since, and finishes with a bite. I really didn't care for the first sip, but this beer seemed to get better and better. Mouthfeel was thick and sticky.
A really nice, obscure christmas ale, and at $3 a pint at Bob's, I'll be enjoying this one again.
Serving type: on-tap
10-23-2004 13:05:27 | More by andyo
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3.63/5 rDev -8.3%
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
Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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