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Great Lakes Christmas Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Christmas AleGreat Lakes Christmas Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,706 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,706
Reviews: 832
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 144
Gots: 491 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 11-16-2002

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Photo of NorseKaiser
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMay419
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, clear, deep, amber color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma department, either that or I’m stuffed up. I get faint notes of malt, brown sugar, clove and ginger, but really faint notes.

Taste: What the beer lakes in aroma, it more than makes up for in the flavor. Massive amounts of malt up front, like freshly baked bread, followed by some brown sugar and honey-like sweetness and spices of clove and ginger. Not much in the way of hops which pleases me.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 7.5%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is another excellent beer from Great Lakes! I love the malt and the gingerbread-like sweetness and spice! Delicious! I’ll definitely get this every Christmas time!

Photo of Winston3737
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of northcoastwolf
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BvilleBrewGuy
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DDiFran
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of myouman
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of shanegatter
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark Amber color, smooth spice taste, this was my introduction into "specialty" (non bud light) beer

Photo of Ohiolager
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jvenables31
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChuckZ77
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer only available during holidays

Photo of zenithberwyn
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TX-Badger
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice dark copper/red color with off-white head. Spice, cinnamon, ginger, and caramel malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more spice. Good winter beer.

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of knicks19947
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Biggcatch
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of martyl1000
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Side Door, Madison. A quality spiced winter warmer, though too sweet for me.

Photo of psmith161
4.68/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Superbohl4
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Melocollo
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,706 ratings.