Great Lakes Christmas Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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3.64/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear copper color with a dense inch talk cream head that lingers. The floaties throughout the brew detract from the appearance.
Aroma is led by sweet caramel malt and cinnamon, with ginger and a hint of pine at the finish.
Flavor is dominated by cloying malt sweetness throughout, giving a cola impression when coupled with the spice profile. Ginger leads the holiday spice parade, with more subtle cinnamon and honey leading to a slightly bitter finish.
Body is moderately heavy with a moderate amount of carbonation, ending with a slight amount of alcohol warmth.
A bit too sweet and ginger forward for my taste, but it's a christmas beer, and definitely not the worst I've had.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2012 04:24:48 | More by barczar
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