Great Lakes Christmas Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by russwbeck:
3.18/5 rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
A: Deep orange and amber color without much head at all. A thin ring remains around the outside of the glass and lace nicely. Bubbles race to the top.
S: Spicy, big malty aroma featuring caramel, esters, and gingerbread. Very sweet overall, it seems that the spices are only taking a backseat so far.
T: The taste starts out alright, but then sort of drops off. Spices up front, the caramel malts come out right after. After the malts there's really nothing left. Sort of amazing how the flavor just disappears, but I can't say I like it all that much.
MF: Light body with a lower amount of carbonation than I thought. Crisp finish without any aftertaste.
O: This was probably lost on me. Really unimpressed from a beer I'd heard good things about. Might have been a bit too old.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2012 00:00:35 | More by russwbeck
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