Great Lakes Christmas Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by steveh:
3.58/5 rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A trade with a co-worker has allowed me to try this one. Best by 3/22/13.
A -- Clear, deep copper-gold with a dense, long-lasting, off-white head.
S -- Man, I can smell alcohol and spices with the pour: Bready malts, peppery alcohol, cinnamon and ginger-like spices, some vague vegetal character back.
T -- Spice cookie/bread character up front, bready malts follow with hot alcohol in the finish. The ginger-cinnamon character lingers with doughy bread in the aftertaste.
M -- Mouthfeel is soft with a dry, crisp finish from alcohol. Body is medium.
O -- Overall, the spices are mildly interesting up front and certainly seasonal, but the hot alcohol character detracts from what flavor may eek through. It's a beer to sample one and probably not revisit in an evening. There's also something distracting to me in a beer that tastes like a ginger-snap. Not my style.
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2012 21:52:31 | More by steveh
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