Great Lakes Christmas Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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3.99/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into a Great Lakes snifter.
Appearance: Pours a deep amber with a thin off-white head. Not much head retention.
Smell: Biscuits, caramel, and honey up front. Cinnamon comes throough, nicely balanced with the malt bill. I don't get much of the ginger.
Taste: Honey and caramel/toffee up front. Spices are one again perfectly balanced, not overpowering like many Christmas ales. Finish is a bit sweet, possibly due to the honey (akthough I would think it would have fermented out).
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation. Smooth.
Overall: This beer gets a ton of hype, but it's well-deserved. Definitely one of the better Christmas ales out there. Well balanced and maintains a solid spice presence without turning into a spice bomb.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2013 02:20:42 | More by emyers
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Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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