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Great Lakes Christmas Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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89
very good

2,368 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,368
Reviews: 786
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 126
Gots: 303 | 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:
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(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 11-16-2002)
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

This is a great winter seasonal. Pleasantly spicy, and very drinkable.

HunterSBeerson, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle dated 3/1/15 at 45 degrees into shaker
Aroma subdued, no hint of ginger, slightly sweet odor, probably vestiges of the honey
Head average (3 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy with large bubbles, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring and partial layer
Lacing – virtually none
Body medium orange, clear
Flavor begins sweet but not cloying, muddled spices with none standing out or even identifiable; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, syrupy, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.25, Overall 3.25

Ozzylizard, 42 minutes ago
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3.8/5  rDev -4%

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Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great Lakes Christmas Ale brewed by Great Lakes Brewing Co., with an ABV 7.50% This brew pours out a light brown color with a nice white head. This is a filtered brew you can see right though it. The smell is rich with spices and grains. You also pick on some sweetness in the smell. The taste is bold with flavor, you pick up on the sweetness in this brew. You also pick up on the spies in this brew. The mouthfeel is nice, bold and clean. This brew has a nice balance to it for having an ABV of 7.50%, you can not tell the high ABV. There is nothing overpowering in this brew. Great Lakes Brewing Co, did a nice job with this one. I would buy this brew again. Thank You Great Lakes Brewing Co.

nicholas2121, Yesterday at 05:28 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Delicious, very drinkable

zCzerwinski, Yesterday at 02:58 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Great Lakes Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,368 ratings.