Great Lakes Christmas Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by crashdavisinoh:
4.1/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A-Poured a medium to dark amber
S-Malts, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves...everything for the season
T-blew me away...I took my first sip and said to myself, this is pretty good...I took a second...and said the is just amazing. The spices come through but are not overpowering like some other winter warmers. I like the GLCA approach better. Spices, like they are used here, should be subtle and enhance flavor...not be the only flavor. Add the spices to the honey flavor present and you have an outstanding winter warmer.
M-smooth. It shocked me how easy it was to drink. By comparison, I had a mixer of different winter warmers over the weekend and had to fight to get through some of them. Not here.
O-I am not usually a winter warmer fan. But I have tried a few recently to see if I can get into the style more. Also, living in ohio...I see/hear all the hype surrounding this beer and said...eh, lets see what it is all about. Rarely has a beer lived up to the hype more than this one...fantastic and now without a doubt the best winter warmer I have had.
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2011 14:17:45 | More by crashdavisinoh
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Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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