Great Lakes Christmas Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by littleshamrocks:
4.22/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz brown bottle with the enjoy by date clearly printed on the label. Served in an imperial pint.
Pours a medium copper with golden highlights and about one finger of off-white head. Clarity is sparkling clear and the carbonation is lively. The head settles quickly leaving little lacing. Overall appearance is inviting. The nose is biscuity malts with hints of honey and spices. Taste is semi-sweet maltiness with definite gingerbread and cinnamon cookie similarities. Spicy goodness. Mouthfeel is medium+ bodied with a coarse texture and tons of carbonation. Finish is lightly chalky.
This is a full-on spicy winter warmer. The taste is very reminiscent of holiday goodies. All of the ingredients are in balance and blend very well together. This is probably the best winter warmer that I have tried thus far. The spices and the 7.5% abv will certainly warm you on a cold winter night.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2008 00:50:35 | More by littleshamrocks
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Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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